COTABATO CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DENR-ARMM) on Tuesday gave recognition to this year’s “10 Outstanding Stewards of Environment” for their contribution in protecting and preserving the region’s ecosystems.
Given due recognition during the Gawad Kalikasan 2018 awarding ceremony were 603rd Brigade, 6th Infantry Division, Foundation for the Philippine Environment, Atty. Randolph Parcasio, Hineleban Foundation, Inc., Municipal governments of North Upi, Maguindanao; Wao, Lanao del Sur; Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao; Ampatuan, Maguindanao; Parang, Maguindanao; and Datu Odin Sinsuat, also in Maguindanao.
DENR-ARMM Secretary Kahal Kedtag led the awarding ceremony and assisted by ARMM Executive Secretary Atty. Laisa Alamia, and DENR assistant secretaries Alindatu Pagayao and Abdelwin Sangkula.
During the ceremony, plaques of appreciation were also given to 48 individuals from the security and media sectors who also contributed in making ARMM environment-friendly.
“We can’t achieve these milestones of the DENR-ARMM without the help of our strategic partners. These groups of people contributed their resources, time and effort in advancing the cause and mandate of the department. It is only fitting that we honor them through the 2018 Gawad Kalikasan,” Secretary Kedtag said.
Brigadier General Juvymax Uy, of the 6th Infantry Division, said the Philippine Army will continue to support initiatives aimed at preserving the environment. “We are one with your agency (DENR-ARMM) in protecting our environment. The 6th Infantry Division strongly supports the activity of Gawad Kalikasan 2018,” he said. (Bureau of Public Information)
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