The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through Executive Order  192, Series of 1987 is mandated to be the  government agency primarily responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and 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.



A nation enjoying and sustaining its natural resources and a clean and healthy environment.


To mobilize our citizenry in protecting, conserving, and managing the environment and natural resources for the present and future generations.


DENR is tasked to formulate and implement policies, guidelines, rules and regulations relating to environmental management and pollution prevention and control.

DENR has to formulate, implement and supervise the government’s policies, plans and programs pertaining to the management, conservation, development, use and replenishment of the country’s natural resources and biological diversity.

Further, we promulgate and implement rules and regulations governing the exploration, development, extraction, disposition, and use of our forests, lands, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources.

  • To sustain the President’s 0 + 10 Point Socio-Economic Agenda as envisioned in Memorandum Circular No. 12 (Directing the Formulation of the Philippine Development Plan and the Public Investment Program for the period 2017-2022 dated October 24, 2016.
  • Strengthen multi-year focus of the budget, including the acceleration of infrastructure spending from 5% of GDP.
  • Provide full support to the poorest, lagging and most climate vulnerable areas.
  • Strengthen M&E through the Result-based Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (RbMER) Policy Framework.

The Department’s thrust and priorities are anchored on a 5-point agenda:

  1. Poverty reduction and hunger mitigation
  2. Socio-economic development
  3. Natural resources conservation
  4. Climate change mitigation and adaptation measures
  5. Environmental education and enforcement

With these, the following are the Ten (10) Priority Programs of the agency:

  1. Clean Air
  2. Clean Water
  3. Solid Waste Management
  4. Geo-hazard, Groundwater Assessment and Responsible Mining
  5. Forest and Watershed Management
  6. Intensified Forest Protection and Anti-illegal Logging
  7. Enhanced Biodiversity Conservation
  8. Scaling up of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem
  9. Improved Land Administration and Management
  10. Manila Bay Clean up

The different development frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals under United Nations, Philippine Long Term Vision-Ambisyon Natin 2040, Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 and the Program for Environment and Natural Resources for Restoration, Rehabilitation and Development (PRRD) are bases of afore-mentioned programs implementation towards “MATATAG, MAGINHAWA AT PANATAG NA BUHAY”.