Rhodina Villanueva || The Philippine Star

February 21, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu has urged governors from vulnerable provinces to fully implement a government program that would help protect communities from climate-induced disasters and spare future generations from the worst impacts of climate change.

“Climate change is already here, and it will be here for the next generations. It is now, therefore, our obligation to take this program for implementation, so that the next generations will have a guide,” Cimatu said last Thursday, warning of a great fallout from climate change.

(Read More)

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz | Manila Bulletin

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu urged governors from climate vulnerable provinces to fully implement a program that would help protect communities from climate-induced disasters in the future.

“Climate change is already here, and it will be here for the next generations. It is now, therefore, our obligation to take this program for implementation, so that the next generations will have a guide,” Cimatu said. 

(Read More)

By  Kuhlin Ceslie Gacula | Daily Tribune

February 8, 2019 03:19 AM

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu expressed belief yesterday that a change in mindset is needed if the pollution-bedeviled Manila Bay is to be restored and preserved.

“If they ask me what’s the most difficult part in rehabilitating Manila Bay, I would say it is changing our people’s behavior and attitude,” Cimatu said.

He, however, said the seeming enthusiasm and willingness shown by 5,000 people at the start of the clean-up last 27 January showed there’s hope that change will come.

(Read More)

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz | Manila Bulletin

February 5, 2019, 5:17 PM

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu will lead the resiliency planning and convergence budgeting for the eight priority climate vulnerable provinces in a high-level meeting at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City on Thursday.

Cimatu, who is the chair of the Cabinet cluster on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction will lead the meeting, which is expected to be attended by governors of the eight climate vulnerable provinces and key officials of the national government agencies, namely Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Interior and Local Government.

(Read More)