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DENR 6 Commences Environment Month 2024 Celebration



Iloilo City- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 under the helm of Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran led the region’s opening of the Environment Month 2024 on June 3, 2024, at the DENR 6 Courtyard.

A sea of green filled the venue as officials and personnel from the different region-based divisions and other offices, as well as from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) headed by Regional Director Atty. Ramar Niel V. Pascua and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) led by OIC-Regional Director Cecilia L. Ochavo-Saycon attended the opening program.

This year’s theme is “Our Environment. Our Future.”, which highlights the importance of preserving nature for the future generations. It was adapted from the international theme of the World Environment Day which is “Our Land. Our Future. We are #GenerationRestoration”.

“We have arrived at the favorite period of the year in terms of our government service in line with our (field) of work. We are now kicking off the Philippine Environment Month 2024…Whatever generations you are (from), we find common ground in restoring biodiversity in our communities first and foremost. It is in this commitment that we look to amplify our efforts to the next,” says Cliff Jeffersonn Escobar, Head Executive Assistant at EMB during the opening remarks on behalf of RD Pascua.

In his message, RED Duran endeavored to inspire everyone to become faithful stewards of the environment and encouraged every DENR employee to join hands and actively participate in the fight for environmental protection and preservation.

“Happy Environment Month! Ang aton palibot, aton buwas damlagIni nga selebrasyon naton, this is dedicated for our agency as mandated to manage our environment. Gina-encourage naton ang tanan to join and actively participate in our celebration and fulfill our duty to protect nature,” RED Duran expressed.

Meanwhile, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Raul L. Lorilla emphasized the different things that we can do to help care for our environment.

“We encourage each one to do their share in protecting the environment. How to protect the environment? We have a lot of things to do such as planting trees, counter pollution, have a good solid waste management, and all others, ” says ARD Lorilla.

Towards the end of the program, RED Duran formally opened the celebrations. Afterwhich, a holy mass was also offered by the officials and personnel, followed by a healthcare insurance orientation by Maxicare. This was done through the efforts of the DENR Employees Union (DENREU)./DENR 6

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