In consonance with this year’s Environment Day theme: Beat Air Pollution, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) gives out free ornamental plants, such as golden lily, santan and San Francisco to members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines-Manila Council during the 121st anniversary celebration of the Philippine Independence on June 12, 2019 at the Rizal Park in Manila. Itsbureaus and attached agencies, namely the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Environmental Management Bureau, Laguna Lake Development Authority and National Mapping Resource and Information Authority, likewise shared their printed educational materials to the Independence Day revelers (inset), with subjects ranging from geo-hazard zones to wetlands in the Philippines, threatened wildlife species and impacts of pollution on public health and the environment, among others.A photo exhibit onthe DENR’s various efforts in rehabilitating Manila Bay, including the clean-up initiatives participated in by various stakeholders in rivers and esteros that empty into the bay arehighlighted in the exhibit booth. ###