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NegOcc marks 25th Provincial Environment Week

BACOLOD — Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) head Wilfred Ramon Peñalosa called for the continued protection of the environment as Negros Occidental marks its 25th Provincial Environment Week from June 19 to 23.
With the theme "25 Years of Connecting People to Nature," Peñalosa, who spoke during the opening rites at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center on Monday, underscored the protection of the "LAW" or Land, Air and Water, adding that without these three there would be no life.
The PEMO head also thanked the advocates for environmental protection in the province. The Environment Week is a celebration of people working together, he added.
Emi Balenario, chief of the Administrative Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Negros Island Region, said environmental problems especially climate change could be addressed by moving ahead together.
Balenario also lauded the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental for the "meaningful celebration".
The week-long activity started with a thanksgiving mass and a flag-raising ceremony followed by the opening program, where Acting Provincial Administrator Lucille Gelvolea declared the official opening of the 25th Provincial Environment Week.
Also scheduled this week are: Youth Environment Day, June 20 at Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod Auditorium; Tree Growing Activity, June 21, Guintubdan, La Carlota City; Renewable Energy Forum, June 22, Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City; Province-wide Clean Up, June 22; and Awarding of Seal of Good Environmental Governance, June 23, SMX Convention Center Bacolod. (PNA)
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Last Modified: 2017-Aug-17 03.20.25 UTC+0800