Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) welcomes former Senator and media personality Eddie Ilarde during the Stakeholders’ Meeting for Manila Bay Rehabilitation held Tuesday (Jan. 15) at the DENR Central Office in Quezon City. An environmental advocate, Ilarde is pushing for the expansion of the Manila Bay rehabilitation efforts to include the Pasig River and the Laguna de Bay, saying the three bodies of water are interconnected, and if cleaned simultaneously, will “help the economy and put to maximum use” the country’s natural resources. ###