Photo Releases

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje keynotes the 3rd  Asia-Pacific Forestry Week with a call to include forest communities in the design and implementation of forestry plans and programs.  Themed “Growing Together,” the event was jointly organized by the DENR and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO), with more than 1,000 forestry and natural resources experts and representatives from international, non-government organizations and forest industries from 30 Asia Pacific countries in attendance at the Fontana Hotel in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. ###

Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje (inset) receives a “tree seedling of change” from the youth delegation during the opening ceremony of the 3rd Asia Pacific Forestry Week held Feb. 22-26, 2016 in Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.  The handover of tree seedlings by the school children, who have always been viewed as powerful agents of change, complements the event’s theme, “Growing our Future,” which calls for the integration of forestry with the other facets of sustainable development.###

University of the Philippines (U.P.) President Alfredo Pascual lauds the launch of the U.P. Program for Environmental Governance (UP-PEG) as another “positive contribution” of the state university in developing the leadership and managerial skills of environmental authorities at the provincial and municipal levels on Friday, Jan. 18, 2016 at the U.P. Bahay Alumni in Quezon City. Comprising of six modules, the program was jointly-developed by the DENR and internationally-recognized faculty members from the U.P. Diliman, U.P. Los Banos and U.P. Visayas. Also in photo are (from left) DENR Undersecretary for Environment and International Environemntal Affairs Atty. Jonas Leones, U.P.-Center for Integrative and Development Studies chair Edna Co, and U.P. Alumni Association Vice President Atty. Oscar Palabyab (partly hidden)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary and concurrent Director of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna (second from right) leads the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with jeepney operator groups for free, voluntary and non-apprehension garage or terminal emission testing of public utility jeepneys in Metro Manila. The MOA signing coincided with the NCR Airshed Consulative Forum held Friday at the EMB’s conference room in Quezon City. Joining him are Land Transportation Office Executive Director Giovanni Gonzalez (right), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Winston Ginez (center), Liga ng Transportasyon at Opereytors sa Pilipinas President Orlando Marquez, and Pangkalahatang Sanggunian Manila and Suburbs Drivers Association Nationwide (PASANG-MASDA) Vice-President Jojo Martin. ###

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Atty. Jonas Leones underscores the need to sustain the agency’s partnership with the University of the Philippines in bringing about a new breed of environment leaders during the launch of the ‘U.P. Program for Environmental Governance’ or UP-PEG on Monday (Jan. 18) at the UP Bahay Alumni in Quezon City.  The program, comprising of six modules, seeks to strengthen the competence of environmental authorities, especially those at the forefront of implementing government programs and policies on natural resources development and environmental protection.  Also in photo are (seated, from right) U.P. Los Banos Vice-Chancellor  Dr. Portia Lapitan and UP-Center for Integrative and Development Studies Chair Edna Co. ###