STATEMENT OF DENR SECRETARY ROY A. CIMATU ON PRESIDENT DUTERTE’S SONA

STATEMENT OF DENR SECRETARY ROY A. CIMATU

ON PRESIDENT DUTERTE’S SONA

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) welcomes and fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte's resolve to prioritize environmental protection and his non-negotiable policy against irresponsible mining.

The President made a very strong point in his second State of the Nation Address with his pronouncement that the protection of the environment must be made a priority over the benefits derived from mining.  I know for a fact that in a number of cases, weak and irresponsible mining practices result to environmental destruction – contaminating farmlands and poisoning our rivers and seas.   Miners better refrain from despoiling our watersheds, forests and aquatic resources.

The DENR is one with the President in his firm desire to rid the country of abusive and irresponsible miners that are concerned only with profits and care nothing for the environment and our countrymen.

To ensure responsible mining, the DENR will strictly enforce mining and environmental regulations. Mining operations found violating laws, rules and regulations will have to pay the price for damages caused, through payment of fines, suspensions or closure, and subject the President and each of the Directors thereof responsible for the acts committed by association, corporation or partnership to suffer the penalty of imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

Mining in the Philippines can only be responsible if the development of the country's mineral resources will be on the basis of technical feasibility, environmental sustainability, cultural and social acceptability, and financial viability. The absence of one will not render a mining project as responsible. ###

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DENR BICOL PARTICIPATES IN PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT CARAVAN 

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       The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V together with other government agencies participated in the Peace and Development Caravan on July 30, 2018 at the Bicol University East Campus Gymnasium.

        The caravan was organized by the Yes for Peace – Bayanihan ng Bayan, an organization advocating the attainment of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, the Bicol University student council and the Regional Executives and Director’s Association (REDIRAS) Bicol Region.

           The event served as an avenue for information dissemination of the programs and projects of the government to the students.

             A ceremonial tree-planting followed after the caravan.###

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BICOL HAS NEW DENR CHIEF. Atty. Antonio A. Abawag receives the DENR V flag from Secretary Roy A. Cimatu during the Turnover Ceremony on June 1, 2018 at the DENR Regional Office V, Rawis, Legazpi City. 

DENR V DIVERS COLLECT DRUPELLA AT TAGBON REEF, PURO LEGAZPI CITY.

DENR V AND LGU LEGAZPI JOINS THE PHILIPPINE ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

IEC ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT CONDUCTED IN PALANAS, MASBATE.

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