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DENR-LMB PUSHES FOR DIGITALIZATION — CIMATU

The Land Management Bureau (LMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) highlighted the improvements in its land services systems and processes through a digital transformation during the month-long celebration of its 120th founding anniversary this September. With the theme “Overcoming Hurdles and Surpassing Boundaries on Land Administration and Management Through Digital Transformation,” […]

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DENR BOOSTS DRIVE VS ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu hailed the launch of a new anti-corruption program that is expected to provide a big boost to the DENR’s campaign against environmental crimes. The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and 49 state agencies including the DENR led the launch of the “Project Kasangga: Aksyon Kontra Korapsyon,” creating […]

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CONGRESS URGED TO OK BILLS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

With sufficient funding for all additional benefits of healthcare workers apparently still an uncertainty, Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte said that the long-term solution to guarantee such extra remuneration for  medical frontliners is for Congress to pass new legislation providing them with hazard pay plus substantial increases in the current rates of their overtime pay and […]

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DENR RECOGNIZES ‘GAME-CHANGER’ COMMUNITIES

The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)—through its Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)—has given recognition to the public and private organizations for their environmental initiatives at the 1st Game Changer Communities Award. “Protecting the environment is always a shared responsibility. We are proud of the winners for their ingenuity in resolving challenging environmental and […]

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FREE FLU, PNEUMONIA VAX FOR TEACHERS URGED

As majority of teachers await their COVID-19 vaccination, a group of educators today urged the government to also provide teachers with free flu and pneumonia vaccines. “Pending the COVID-19 vaccination of most of our teachers, bigyan sana natin sila ng libre o subsidized na flu and pneumonia vaccines,” Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) […]

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DENR LAUNCHES ‘SAMOT-SARI’ WEB SERIES – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), has launched a family-friendly web series to teach children about Philippine biodiversity and its conservation. Secretary Roy Cimatu said that despite the pandemic, the DENR is taking steps to continue educating young people through the use of modern digital technology. “Our […]

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DENR GETS AWARD FOR PROMOTING FILIPINO LANGUAGE

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has been recognized by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) for its initiatives to use the Filipino language in official transactions, communication and correspondences. “Ang Selyo ng Kahusayan sa Serbisyo Publiko Antas II ay itinuturing naming isang napakalaking karangalan at gagamitin naming inspirasyon upang lalo pang maiangat […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST: RUSH VACCINATIONS OF TEACHERS

As the country commemorates National Teachers’ Month this September, an educators’ group called on the government to speed-up the vaccination of teachers and protect them against COVID-19.“Our teachers have been working non-stop and vulnerable to the risks of COVID-19. They are frontliners in two wars —against the pandemic and to stem the effects of the […]

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BIGGER SHARE FOR FEEDING PROGRAM IN 2022 URGED

A group of educators has called on Congress to raise the funding for the country’s feeding program. This, as the funding for the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) had been slashed by around 2.7 billion compared to this year’s allocation in the proposed 2022 budget of the Department of Education. Abante expressed bemusement at the decrease […]

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TREE CUTTING PERMITS NOW AT DENR REGIONAL OFFICES

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu has transferred the authority to issue permits for the cutting and relocation of naturally-growing trees for areas and activities that are exempted from Executive Order (EO) 23 to its regional offices. EO 23, signed in 2011, strictly prohibits the cutting and harvesting of timber in […]