Duterte to attend DENR’s 31st founding anniversary celebration
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is celebrating its 31st founding anniversary today, which will be attended by President Rodrigo Duterte.
DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said the theme of the agency’s anniversary celebration would be “Ikaw, Ako, Tayo ang Kalikasan”, which is a reminder that people are a part of the environment and protecting it is everyone’s responsibility.
“Environmental protection is not the government’s responsibility alone because everyone has a part to play in protecting the environment from damage,” Cimatu pointed out.
As the special guest of honor during the event, Duterte will particularly lead the distribution of residential land titles to qualified residents of eight barangays in Taguig City.
Former DENR secretaries were also invited to join in celebrating major milestones in the agency’s history since its reorganization into a department in 1987 under then President Corazon Aquino.
Cimatu is expected to give updates on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in Boracay, as well as the agency’s other accomplishments over the past year.
Another highlight of the event is the handing over to Cimatu of the international award Boracay won from Greening the Islands (GTI), a global initiative promoting sustainability projects exclusive to island economies and communities.