DENR celebrates 28th founding anniversary


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) celebrates its founding anniversary in June 10, marking 28 years of fulfilling its mandate of ensuring proper conservation, management, development and use of the country’s environment and natural resources.


According to DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje, the DENR’s environmental protection efforts have been successful through the years and this was mainly due to its dedicated workers.


The environment chief also attributed to workers the DENR’s worthy performance and accomplishments under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.


“At 28 years, we have come a long way. Our notable contribution to the overall achievement of the Aquino administration has been defined by our perseverance and belief in our individual and collective strength,” Paje said.


He added: “Together, we will stay even stronger as an institution for Philippine environment for decades to come.”


In the Cordillera Region, the DENR Celebrated with theme, “Reliving 28 years of caring for the environment”.


The month-long environment month celebration started with the Press Conference   held in 4 June at the DENR – CAR new Regional Office building where the DENR had an inter-action with the media in Baguio.  World Environment Day was celebrated by the DENR – CAR Family by having a cleanup of the new DENR – CAR Regional Office building while some were tasked to participate in the potting session at the Clonal Nursery. 


On the 10th of June which is the DENR Day celebration, it started with a Fun run/walk at the Lake along Wright Park wherein the DENR – CAR Regional Office employees, together with the personnel of Environment Management Bureau, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Watershed and Water Resource Research Center and PENRO Benguet And CENRO Baguio joined to have a physical fitness activity to ensure that the body is kept fit to do the office and field works of the DENR – CAR personnel.  

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