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BAD AIR QUALITY LEVELS FOR 2 NCR CITIES ON JAN. 1

The initial report of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) has shown that air pollution levels in two Metro Manila cities have exceeded the safe standards during the first two hours of January 1, 2022. The DENR-EMB report showed that the air pollution levels in the cities of Marikina and Manila […]

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MANILA BAY WATER QUALITY IMPROVES IN 2021 – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has reported significant gains in the water quality of the bay in 2021 as it vows to carry on its work this year in compliance with the continuing mandamus of the Supreme Court. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said the rehabilitation had a number of achievements due to […]

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DENR NABS 14 ILLEGAL MINERS IN DAVAO CITY – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its Environmental Law Enforcement and Protection Service (ELEPS), apprehended 14 miners for conducting unauthorized quarrying activities in Davao City recently. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu underscored the need for continuous apprehension of environmental criminals to “deter potential culprits and discourage them from violating existing environmental laws”. Cimatu […]

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DENR TOPS ILLEGAL MINE CLOSURE TARGETS FOR 2021

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) boasts doubled accomplishment in the issuance of closure orders and mining permits and contracts in 2021 despite the effect of the pandemic on the mining industry. In its drive to continuously strengthen the anti-illegal mining campaign, the DENR-MGB issued a […]

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DPWH TEAMS SPEND HOLIDAYS AIDING ODETTE-HIT AREAS

“While most are taking a break this holiday season, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Quick Response Teams are out in the field working tirelessly to clear roads and help our kababayans affected by Typhoon Odette.” DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado said this as he expressed his appreciation to the men and women of […]

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DENR TO HAVE BETTER LAND TITLING SYSTEM IN 2022

The Land Management Bureau (LMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) expressed its continued commitment to work on an efficient system to manage and dispose of lands for the “new normal”. “Though the LMB has achieved much in 2021, we remain committed to the effective implementation of policies and programs that are […]

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DENR HITS 176% TARGET IN PH GREENING PROGRAM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has almost doubled its 2021 performance in terms of the Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP) implementation with the establishment of 83,169 hectares of plantations — exceeding by 176 percent the 47,299 hectares established in 2020. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said the ENGP accomplishment in 2021 “mirrors how […]

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DENR TO SEND MORE AID TO ‘ODETTE’-HIT AREAS

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has mounted initial relief operations and vowed further assistance to communities hit hard by Super Typhoon Odette. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu has tasked Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny Antiporda to assess the situation and conduct relief operations in Siargao Island in […]

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PH’S 8TH RAMSAR SITE IS DENR’S HIGHLIGHT FOR 2021

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) achieved several commendable milestones in 2021, highlighted by the declaration of the country’s 8th wetland of international importance or Ramsar Site. According to Secretary Roy Cimatu, the designation of Sasmuan Pampanga Coastal Wetlands as Wetlands of International Importance in February 2021 serves as “landmark accomplishment […]

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51 LGU SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS GET DENR OK

The National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) has approved the solid waste management (SWM) plans of 51 more local government units (LGUs), bringing the total number of approved plans to 1,171 or 68 percent of its target nationwide. The SWM plans of the 51 LGUs were approved during the NSWMC-led virtual en banc meetings recently. […]