DENR honors past Secretaries

                For the first time in 30 years, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources paid tribute to all previous secretaries of the agency, whom Secretary Roy A. Cimatu called the leaders who "shaped the DENR, cumulatively making it what it is today" last Friday, June 9, 2017 in DENR Central Office, Quezon City during its Anniversary Celebration.

             The previous DENR secretaries, along with the agency's oldest officials and employees, were given plaques of recognition, honoring their legacies and accomplishments.

 "The credit is cumulative, and thus must be shared, not just among the leaders, but with every member of the DENR family and its attached agencies," Cimatu said.

 Cimatu said it was only fair to give special credits to former DENR secretaries, citing the extraordinary sacrifices and pressures that come with the position.

 "No DENR Secretary has escaped criticisms, whether fair or unfair, because it is impossible to satisfy the divergent expectations of various stakeholders," he explained.

 "The post confers no immunity, but rather exposes its occupants to ordeals and dilemmas, both from below and from the top."

 The said tribute was one of the highlights of the DENR 30th Anniversary celebration with the theme, "DENR@30: Pagbubuklod para sa Kalikasan." Cimatu called on the entire DENR community to continue to work with its partners and stakeholders in protecting the country's environment and natural resources.

 "Uniting for the environment, for Mother Nature, is not just a battle cry or a call of the moment. It is a lifelong necessity, particularly in this era of climate change, when every individual is expected to contribute to solutions that require mass participation," he stressed.

 On June 10, 1987, then President Corazon Aquino issued Executive Order No. 192 restructuring the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources or DARN and renaming it to DENR. ###


Turn-over and release of a Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) into the wild

          One reticulated python (Python reticulatus) was turned-over to DENR-PENRO Zamboanga del Norte on March 15, 2018 at 5:50 in the afternoon by the barangay officials of Barra, Dipolog City namely Rolly Vayloces and Rene Edaga and was released into the wild of Cogon Ecotourism Park on March 19, 2018 at 10:50 in the morning by DMO III Heracleo M. Calasang Jr., PENRO-ZN personnel and assisted by Rico M. Balares, staff of Cogon Ecotourism Park, Cogon, Dipolog City.


Photo Releases

DENR 9 conduct Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) campaign in ZSNHS-Senior High together with the technical staff of the Conservation and Development Division in line with this year's celebration of World Wetlands Day with the theme "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future: Urban wetlands making cities liveable."

Turn-over Ceremony of the Regional Clonal Nursery Facilities, established at Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur by the Forest and Timber Resources and Research Center of the ERDB to the DENR Region 9, Zamboanga Peninsula on Feb. 5, 2018.

RD Carlito M. Tuballa announces the top priority programs as per instruction of Sec. Roy A. Cimatu during the 1st Regional Management Conference at Mardale Hotel Pagadian City on January 25 2018.

DENR-IX OIC RD Carlito M. Tuballa hands over the DENR Flag to In-coming PENRO Ben M. Acana during the turnover ceremony held in PENRO ZDS Office on January 23, 2018.

Turn-over Ceremony between in-coming RD Carlito M. Tuballa and out-going RD Felix S. Mirasol, Jr. at MGB Office, Zamboanga City.

Consultation meeting of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and party at Sirawai, ZDN were participated by Sirawai Mayor Gamar A. Janihim, Siocon Mayor Julius Lobrigas, Brgy Officials, 2 parish priest, teachers, farmers and CENRO Siocon Personnel.

Conference and Briefing at Edwin Andrews Airbase, Zamboanga City.

Arrival of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and party at Zamboanga City Airport, Zamboanga City on January 11, 2018.

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