The Cagayan Valley Region is one of the recipients in the 2nd year nationwide search dubbed "Mga Kwentong KLIMA-likasan Recognition Awards."
In a virtual awarding ceremony held today, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Climate Change Service and Gender and Development Office in partnership with Globe recognized the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) of Cagayan for its efforts to restore the Cagayan River and address the perennial problem on flooding in the province.
DENR Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan and Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba represented by Provincial Administrator Charo Mamba-Villaflor received the second place ‘KLIMA-likasan Award’ with a cash prize of 40,000 pesos for winning the video and narrative entries entitled "Restoring Cagayan River: A H.O.P.E. (Hub of Opportunities for the People and Economy) to Build Back Life Better." Joining in receiving the award were Cagayan PENR Officer Eliseo Mabasa and Provincial Information Chief Rogie Sending.
This DENR-PLGU initiative in collaboration among all government and private sectors is a continued climate action to strengthen partnership, cooperation and mechanism for environmental sustainability.
A total of 12 participating individuals, groups and local government units all over the country were recognized for their efforts and contributions toward sustainable and climate-resilient Philippines.
The recognition scheme aims to feature stories of the provinces and regions in addressing the impacts of climate change in their communities focused on pursuing relevant programs in environmental protection and conservation, climate change, and disaster risk reduction.
Other entries of the region which were also recognized for active involvement in mitigating the worsening impact of climate change were Federation of Vista Hills, Kalongkong and Kakilingan Upland Farmers, Inc. in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Municipal LGU of Ivana, Batanes and Barangay LGU of Naggasican, Santiago City in Isabela.
The virtual awarding ceremony, part of the observance of this year’s National Climate Change Consciousness Week, was also witnessed by stakeholders and government officials and employees nationwide.#