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The Environmental Management Bureau, a line agency under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has launched its first “solar project” on Wednesday (June 29, 2016) with former DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje (inset, left) gracing the occasion along with Philippine National Oil Corp. Vice President Pedro Lite, Jr. and DENR Assistant Secretary Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna.  The solar panels, installed at the EMB Environmental Research and Laboratory Services Division building in partnership with PNOC, is expected to generate approximately 140,000 kWh of electricity per year or a savings of around P1.4 million per annum. ###

Outgoing Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje (right) hands over the DENR flag symbolizing the formal turnover of leadership to incoming Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez (left) in simple ceremonies held on Friday at the DENR Social Hall in Quezon City.  Paje called on all employees to give Lopez twice the support they gave him during his six-year term in the Department. On the other hand, Lopez, a staunch environmentalist, said that decisions under her helm will be marked by integrity, public service and consideration for the common good. ###

Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje (second from right) together with Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno (extreme left), representing the Environmental Heroes Foundation, Inc., and Fr. Pablito C. Malibiran (right), representing former Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, award the plaque of heroism to the wife of the late Isidro L. dela Peña, Adelita and son Clyde, during awarding ceremonies for environmental heroes held June 29, 2016 at the DENR Social Hall in Quezon City. Dela Peña, a forester in DENR-Region 11, was gunned down in 2003 for his role in apprehending four container vans containing P1.4 million worth of illegally cut lumber at Sasa Wharf. ###

Senator Loren Legarda, chair of Senate Committee on Finance and Climate Change, commits "full moral, environmental and financial support" to all stakeholders for the enactment of the expanded NIPAS or National Integrated Protected Area System, encouraging stakeholders to work harder to increase the number of protected areas and rehabilitate the degraded ones through multi-stakeholder partnerships. Legarda made the commitment in her keynote speech during the 2nd National Protected Area Conference held 26 April 2016 in Mandaluyong City. ###

Representing Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje, DENR Undersecretary Jonas R. Leones (center), together with Senator Loren Legarda, DENR Assistant Secretary Corazon C. Davis, Biodiversity Management Bureau Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim and ASEAN Center for Biodiversity Executive Director Roberto Oliva (to Leones’s right) lead guests and participants in launching the Guidebook to Protected Areas in the Philippines during the 2nd National Protected Area Conference in Mandaluyong City. The guidebook features the country’s natural assests at their finest. It aims to highlight the environmental, historical, and cultural significance of protected areas, including ecotourism sites, and descriptions of unique and endemic species, geological formations and rich habitats. ###