DENR wants ‘illegal’ land titles on Boracay canceled

Inquirer.net 04/03/2018

ILOILO CITY — The government is still seeking the cancellation of land titles issued illegally by personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR) on Boracay Island seven years ago. The case against eight DENR…

Former DENR Secretary launches nationwide competition for socially-oriented orgs

Jose Santino S. Bun-achita 04/03/2018

Former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez continues rendering public service through helping community-based businesses. With her new iLOVE (Investments in Loving Organizations for Village Economies) Foundation, Lopez launched a nationwide competition for socially-oriented organizations that will be chosen…

DENR awards Solid Earth for responsible mining

PR 03/27/2018

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) has awarded Solid Earth Development Corp. (SEDC) the Gawad Tugas for responsible mining. The government granted SEDC the award “in recognition of having displayed and demonstrated…

DENR Cebu takes hands off on the probe vs 7 Cebu hikers linked to Mt. Pulag fire

Morexette Erram 01/25/2018

Unless instructed by their central office to coordinate, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR – 7) will not participate in the filing of criminal complaints against seven Cebuanos accused of causing the…

DENR to restore open-pit mining

Inquirer.net 10/24/2017

The ban on open-pit mining put in place by rejected former environment secretary Regina Paz Lopez will be lifted before yearend after the interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) on Tuesday voted to reverse the order. “A…

DENR to lead SRP cleanup

Patricia Erlaine N. Luardo 09/15/2017

CELEBRATING ICC DAY For the 32nd celebration of International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day with the theme “Together for our Ocean,” the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) will take the lead in cleaning…

The stirring struggle for sustainability

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/23/2017

It’s been one year since the Duterte administration held the reins of the Executive Department. As our President, Rodrigo Duterte is considered the most powerful person in the land. He has brought in massive changes in government…

DENR encourages establishments to secure env’tal compliance certificate for projects

Visayas State University Intern Angenette Jugan 07/12/2017

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) is reminding government and private establishments in the region to secure an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) first before starting any project. Presidential Decree 1586 mandates all…

Environmental protection and permits

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/09/2017

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu’s announcement that the agency will revert to the process in the past in the issuance of environmental compliance certificate (ECC) left not a few environmental advocates…

Cutting of UP Cebu trees awaits DENR permit

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/30/2017

IT is now up to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) whether to earthball or harvest five mature trees at the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP) Lahug campus in order to…