Photo Releases

Combined forces from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Zamboanga Peninsula, National Bureau of Investigation and the 53rdInfantry Battalion of the Philippine Army discover various species of illegally-cut lumber in Barangay Dumalian, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur on September 7, 2019. The lumber, totaling some 3,000 board feet, were confiscated and brought to the DENR Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officein Pagadian City.###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (2nd from right, seated), DENR Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer for Bulacan Emelita Lingat (extreme right, seated) with Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL) Center for Community Development Director and Assistant Professor Leo Bernadas and Briquettors Association of the Philippines, Inc. (BAPI) Chairperson Jorge Pasagdan (1st and 2nd from left, seated), sign the memorandum of agreement (MOA) in support of the government’s expanded National Greening Program. Under the MOA, CSJL shall plant, maintain and protect various forest and fruit tree species in a five-hectare land within Sitio Pamusuan, Barangay San Mateo, Norzagaray, Bulacan, and BAPI shall establish a seedling nursery for the adopted area. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) MIMAROPA Regional Executive Director Henry Adornado (right photo) inspects illegally cut lumber of assorted species found in the vicinity of Bgy. Pasadena in El Nido, Palawan where DENR Forest Ranger Bienvenido S. Veguilla, Jr. was brutally killed on September 4, 2019. Piles of sawn lumber totaling 957.5 board feetwere found in four separate areas including one near a makeshift kiln for charcoal making (left photo). The lumber, identified as apitong, manga-manga and malasantol, were hauled and are now kept in safety as evidence for the filing of charges including murder, attempted murder, and violations of Presidential Decree 705 or the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines and Republic Act 9175 or the Chainsaw Act of 2002 against the suspects. ###

Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) join fellow workers in government in the R.A.C.E to SERVE (Responsible, Accessible, Courteous and Effective Public Service) fun run held at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on September 1. The activity, which kicks-off the 119th anniversary of Philippine Civil Service, is anchored on the theme, “CSC at 119: Upholding Integrity and Building High-Trust Society.” The run is for the benefit of the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) Program which honors government officials and employees in the country who died in the line of duty. Around 17,000 government employees and sports enthusiasts joined the 3, 5 and 10-kilometer fun run this year. ###

Lawyers from the Legal Affairs Service (LAS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) get their hands dirty as they clean the coastline of Barangay SipacAlmacen in Navotas City as part of the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. After the cleanup, the lawyers provided free legal assistance to the residents who participated in the activity. LAS lawyers were joined by the DENR Lawyers Guild Inc., the Integrated Bar of the PhilippinesMalabon-Navotas Chapter, and the Public Attorneys Office in Quezon City.###