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DENR, SMC START PASIG RIVER DREDGING PROJECT

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) officially commenced the Pasig River Dredging Project, a major venture to rehabilitate one of the large river systems linked to the Manila Bay. The signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA), held at the Petron Sales Training Office in Manila, signifies […]

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DENR CHEMICAL EXPOSURE POLICY NOMINATED FOR AWARD

A policy solution being implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to effectively minimize the adverse effects of chemical exposure on human health and the environment has been named as one of the top candidates for the Future Policy Award 2021.Out of the 55 policies from 36 countries that were nominated, the […]

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CIMATU TAPS BOY SCOUTS FOR ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has challenged the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, teachers, as well as the DENR utility personnel, to promote care for the environment in their own ways, during the learning session for the Month of the Ocean (MOO) celebration. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu explained that presenting a challenge […]

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DENR TO CONDUCT MINING ASSETS INVENTORY – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through its Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), is ready for the updating of essential mining information on the government’s idle mining assets. “This is in preparation for the bidding and sale of mining assets to gain revenues and help the country recover from the economic devastation of […]

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22 MORE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS GET DENR OK

The National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) has approved the solid waste management plans (SWMPs) of 22 more local government units (LGUs) bringing the total number of approved plans to 1,082 or 63 percent of its target nationwide. Of the 22 approved plans, four are in Misamis Oriental; three in Camarines Sur; two each in […]

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DENR, USAID RENEW PACT FOR ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has entered into new agreements with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to advance the country’s biodiversity conservation and water access and sanitation services. Secretary Roy Cimatu welcomed the five-year partnership with the USAID for the Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans and Landscapes (SIBOL) and […]

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DENR: PROTECT WILDLIFE HABITATS, BIODIVERSITY

In celebration of this year’s International Day of Biological Diversity (IDBD), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reiterated its call to protect wildlife habitats and properly manage the country’s protected areas to restore its biodiversity. “The DENR’s marching order is the restoration and protection of wildlife habitats and ecosystems through area-based conservation measures, […]

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CYCLING IS GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT — CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is supporting the call to promote cycling in the country. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said that the use of a bicycle “is not only good for the health of the cyclist but also for other people and the environment”. “This pandemic has taught each and every one […]

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DENR SHUTS DOWN 335 ILLEGAL DUMPSITES – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has completed the closure of the 335 open dumpsites across the country after Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered the strict enforcement of Republic Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. Open dumpsites are those where solid waste is deposited without planning and consideration […]

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DENR NABS 2 ONLINE TRADERS OF ENDANGERED COCKATOOS

In a spate of wildlife enforcement operations in the past weeks, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has successfully arrested two individuals who were selling umbrella cockatoos online. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said the arrest of the suspects is part of the department’s renewed commitment to “conserve specific terrestrial and marine areas representative […]