Gov’t’s partners in environmental protection recognized
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has recognized its partners from government, non-government organizations, academe and the business sector for their valuable contributions to the environment through volunteer work.
A total of 55 partner organizations—10 government agencies and state-owned corporations, 14 local government units from Metro Manila, 15 from the academic community, 7 NGOs, and 9 private companies— were honored for their active participation in over 500 volunteer projects and special events organized by the DENR since 2012.
Among those that received a certificate of appreciation from the DENR were Earth Day Network Philippines, National Bicycle Organization and the Land Bank of the Philippines.
The appreciation program is in line with the DENR’s celebration of December as the National Volunteer Month, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 55, Series of 1998.
DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and LGU Concerns Benny Antiporda said the program aims not only to recognize the agency’s volunteer partners, but also encourage more people and organizations to help in protecting the environment.