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PHILIPPINES RENEWS COP26 PLEDGE – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reaffirmed its commitment to remain at the forefront of forest protection as it welcomed the country’s renewed pledges in this year’s United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference held in Scotland. “The DENR will be supporting the pledges and contributions made by the Philippines in the most recent […]

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STOP POACHING AGARWOOD TREE SEEDS – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that while propagation of agarwood-producing species like Aquilaria malaccensis is allowed, it is however highly regulated and collecting its seeds directly in the wild is prohibited. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu issued the statement following the granting of Wildlife Culture Permit through the regional offices to certain […]

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CIMATU CALLS FOR RENEWED BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION

As the world celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD) recently, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) renewed its call for unified efforts of every Filipino toward biodiversity protection and conservation despite the pandemic. With the global slogan, “We’re part of the solution”, the DENR underscores both individual and community actions, regardless […]

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CIMATU: AMID PANDEMIC, DUTERTE GOV’T PRIORITIZES CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu said the Duterte administration prioritizes climate change issues amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. During a pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) forum aired over state-run PTV4, Cimatu, also chairman of the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCAM-DRR), said addressing […]

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CEBU CITY COVID-19 CEMETERY TO MEET TOP HEALTH, SAFETY STANDARDS – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has assured residents of Cebu City on the government’s diligence in making sure the construction of a cemetery for deceased coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients will meet the “highest health and safety standards”. “We have to ensure the development of roads leading up to here. There are trees here in the area, […]

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BORACAY NO LONGER A CESSPOOL – CIMATU

As Boracay reopened to local tourists coming from Western Visayas on June 16, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is closely monitoring the water quality on the island. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu expressed gladness about the present water quality of Boracay. The safe level is 100 mpn/100 ml for Class SB water that is […]

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DENR DEPLOYS QUICK RESPONSE TEAMS AMID ECQ – CIMATU

In light of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has mobilized skeleton workforces in all DENR offices in Luzon for quick response law enforcement and regulation. “We expect forest and wildlife crimes because without a doubt, there will be those who will take advantage of the lockdown […]

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CIMATU ASSURES OF ‘ENOUGH WATER’ FOR PH THIS YEAR – PANELO

With the dry season just around the corner, Malacañang said Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has assured that the country will have “enough water” for the year. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Cimatu gave his assurance to President Rodrigo Duterte during the 47th Cabinet meeting as part of the government’s action plan in preparation for the […]

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DENR NEEDS ENFORCEMENT BUREAU – CIMATU

Secretary Roy Cimatu has expressed hope the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) would receive the P3.036 billion additional funding it needed to bankroll three crucial programs the agency will start to implement next year. “We are hopeful the budget augmentation will be included in the final version of the 2020 General Appropriations Bill […]

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PH-JAPAN INK DEAL TO IMPROVE MINING SECTOR – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is looking forward to a “more efficient and environmentally sustainable” mining in the country with the recent signing of a landmark mining cooperation agreement between the Philippines and Japan. “We are gradually entering into a new realm and climbing greater heights when it comes to mining with this cooperation with the […]