Friday, July 8, 2016

Bohol wins DENR Gawad Tugas

BOHOL, July 7 (PIA)--The Provincial Government of Bohol won the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Gawad Tugas Award for land patent issuance.

Bohol was among the national government agencies, partner private companies, local government units (LGUs) and non-government organizations (NGOs) awarded during the 2nd  Gawad Tugas Awarding Ceremony held at Marcelo B. Fernan Cebu Press Center in Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City on June 30.

With the provincial government support, thousands of agricultural and residential patents issued in Bohol largely enabled the DENR to exceed its targets for the region last year.

"This is the second year of the Gawad Tugas Award, which was initiated by the DENR 7 starting last 2015 to seriously take recognition of our partners' efforts and sound environmental practices beyond their normal responsibilities and functions," said DENR 7 Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo, in his message to the awardees.

Gawad Tugas intends to promote and replicate good environmental practices done by the awardees and recognize institutions, which have made significant and outstanding contribution in the protection, conservation and management of the environment and natural resources.

"Gawad Tugas symbolizes our hardest efforts to combat environmental degradation similar to a molave or tugas, which is touted as one of the hardest wood," Montejo said.

Montejo also emphasized the need to work together with various stakeholders in meeting its mandate and goals to ensure the protection, conservation and preservation of the environment while addressing poverty alleviation.

The ceremony was held to mark the 2016 Philippine Environment Month of DENR 7. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

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