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 HAS A NEW GUARD

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol has a new guard in the person of Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV. By virtue of Special Order 2019-07 dated January 7, 2019, Atty. Aromin will lead DENR Bicol replacing Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag, CESO IV who will also serve as RED of DENR Region 2.

The changing of the guards happened this morning, January 9, 2019 at the DENR Gym, Rawis, Legazpi City.

Present during the turnover ceremony were Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Rodolfo C. Garcia, Assistant Secretary for Administration Jesus Enrico Moises B. Salazar and all heads of the different field offices regionwide.

In his speech, RED Aromin expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the men and women of Bicol for the warm welcome given to him. "Let us work together and take responsibility and accountability as we deliver our mandate", he said.

Meanwhile, RED Abawag thanked everyone for the support extended to him during his short stint in Bicol. "We will see each other again, soon", he said.

RED Aromin is a native of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija and has been in the government service for 42 years.###

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DENR BICOL HAS A NEW GUARD. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol has a new guard in the person of Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV. By virtue of Special Order 2019-07 dated January 7, 2019, Atty. Aromin will lead DENR Bicol replacing Regional Executive Director Atty. Antonio A. Abawag, CESO IV who will also serve as RED of DENR Region 2.

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