Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman
Department overview
FormedJanuary 1, 1917; 107 years ago (1917-01-01)
HeadquartersDENR Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Annual budget₱23.6 billion (2021)[1]
Department executives
  • Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga, Secretary
  • Jose Joaquin Y. Loyzaga, Head Executive Assistant, Office of the Secretary
  • Marilou G. Erni, Undersecretary for Strategic Communications and Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary
Websitewww.denr.gov.ph

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman), abbreviated as DENR, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment in natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.

History of the DENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources was first established on January 1, 1916, as the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) through the enactment of Act No. 2666 by the Philippine Commission, otherwise known as "An Act to Re-organize the Executive Department of the Government of the Philippine Islands," on November 18, 1916. In 1932, the DANR was reorganized into the Department of Agriculture and Commerce (DAC).

In 1947, a reorganization act changed the DAC back to the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Natural Resources arm of the DANR was finally spun off on May 17, 1974, as the Ministry of Natural Resources. On January 30, 1987, the ministry was reorganized into the Department of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, by Executive Order No. 131 and was finally reorganized into the Department of Environment and Natural Resources by Executive Order No. 192 on June 10, 1987.[2][3] DENR worked on large-scale reforestation of Davao City under the national greening program (NGP), its flagship project that lasted for a period of six years, from 2011 to 2016.[4]

An air quality monitoring station in Marikina maintained and run by the DENR.

List of the Secretaries of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Main article: Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines)

Organizational Structure

The Department is currently headed by a Secretary with the following Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries:

Bureaus

Seal Bureau Acronym Filipino Name Incumbent
Environmental Management Bureau EMB Kawanihan ng Pamamahalang Pangkapaligiran Engr. Gilbert C. Gonzales, CESO III (Director in Concurrent Capacity as DENR OIC Assistant Secretary for Field Operations- Luzon and Visayas)
Mines and Geosciences Bureau MGB Kawanihan ng Pagmimina at Agham-Panlupa Atty. Danilo U. Uykieng (OIC Director)
Forest Management Bureau FMB Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Kagubatan Arleigh J. Adorable, CESO III (Director in Concurrent Capacity as DENR OIC Assistant Secretary for Field Operations- Western Mindanao)
Biodiversity Management Bureau (formerly Protected Areas and Wildlife Management Bureau) BMB (formerly PAWB) Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa Sari-Saring Buhay (formerly Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Parke at Buhay Ilang Marcial C. Amaro, Jr., CESO II (Director in Concurrent Capacity as DENR Assistant Secretary for International Affairs)
Land Management Bureau LMB Kawanihan ng Pamamahala sa mga Lupa Atty. Emelyne V. Talabis, CESO IV (Director)
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau ERDB Kawanihan ng Pananaliksik at Pag-unlad Pangkalikasan Maria Lourdes G. Ferrer, CESO III (Director)

Attached agencies

See also

References

  1. ^ "X. Department of Environment and Natural Resources" (PDF). Department of Budget and Management. Retrieved October 29, 2023.
  2. ^ "DENR History". Department of Environment and Natural Resources Philippine. January 9, 2015. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  3. ^ Renato A. de Rueda. "Re-inventing the Forestry Agencies of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippine: A Case Study". Food and Agriculture Organization. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Multi sector group supports national greening effort". MINDANAO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "DENR organizational Chart". Department of Environment and Natural Resources Philippine. November 19, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2020.