Issue of May 14, 2017
Mt. Province

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Cimatu asks for time to take in DENR duties
by DENR release

Newly installed Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu called for solidarity in protecting the country’s environment and natural resources during his assumption of office last May 10.

Cimatu, the 16th secretary since the agency was reorganized in 1987, said environmental protection requires teamwork among those in the DENR and stakeholders.

“I cannot do this alone. President Duterte cannot do this alone. We need all hands on deck,” Cimatu said.

“With teamwork, we can do so much more to accomplish our responsibilities,” he said.

Cimatu asked that he be given time to fully grasp the DENR and all its functions.

He admitted that the agency is a completely different field from the Armed Forces of the Philippines  that he headed and from being a special envoy for overseas Filipino workers.

Cimatu praised former Sec. Gina Lopez as he wished he could approximate her passion for the environment.

He described his predecessor as a “very passionate and ardent advocate of environmental protection and inclusive growth.”

The former military chief said his entry to the DENR is “even more challenging” as it came right after the “very heated confirmation debates” involving Lopez.

Cimatu said he will do his best as President Duterte’s point man in the daunting task of protecting our environment in all its forms.

He vowed to promote the wise and proper use of the country’s natural resources for the public good.

Cimatu served as the 29th AFP chief of staff in 2002.

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Department of Tourism – CAR
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
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