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Welcome to the DENR-National Capital Region website!
This website is fashioned to suit the requirements of our stakeholders and the rest of the Filipino people who has a rightful stake in the environment and natural resources of the country.
It has been enriched with more menus and options to make the wealth of information available in the Regional Office more accessible to our visitors. The design is intended to make it easier for our visitors to "walkthrough" or surf around from the DENR main website to the regional websites such as this website of the NCR.
The NCR, otherwise known as Metropolitan Manila or Metro Manila, is among the world's thirty most populous metropolitan areas. NCR encompasses the City of Manila, which is the capital of the Philippines, along with fifteen other cities and one municipality. Metro Manila is the seat of the Philippine government and the center of the country's political, economic, social and cultural affairs.
As a gateway to Asia, NCR is considered as the country's premier business destination, attracting people in search of better economic opportunities from all over the country. This, however, has put a strain on the already limited natural resources of the region.
Interrelated environmental concerns such as air and water pollution, waste management, health and sanitation, and adequacy of land and water resources are just some of the challenges facing Metro Manila residents. Further complicating these issues is climate change which brings forth bigger problems such as extreme weather conditions, flooding and landslides.
Thus, on top of its traditional role as manager and protector of the environment and natural resources of the region, DENR-NCR is also taking on the task of climate proofing our existing plans and programs to account for the effects of climate change. With destructive storms and typhoons becoming the "new normal", it is but imperative that the regional office take the necessary steps towards the sustainable management of our urban environment through conservation and protection of endemic flora and fauna resources and the ecological development and use of our river systems, coastal and land resources.
With these in mind, it is our hope the DENR-NCR website will provide a more interactive venue and inspire collaboration between and among the government and the Filipino people. It is our aim to create a meaningful platform to communicate with our stakeholders and to utilize all available means to encourage all concerned to band with us as we strive for a greener and healthy Metro Manila.