EMB-CAR Regional Director Ma. Victoria V. Abrera joins the Kapihan as a kick-off activity of June as the Environment Month with DENR-CAR Regional Executive Director Engr. Ralph C. Pablo, Asst. Regional Executive Director Atty. Cleo Sabado Andrada and Asst. Regional Director Engr. Benjamin Ventura, MGB-CAR Regional Director Fay W. Apil, and WWRRDEC Center Head Ms. Helen A. Maddumba.

RD Abrera reported on the bureau’s accomplishments on Clean Air, Clean Water, Solid Waste Management and Hazardous Waste Management.

She also announced the Recognition of Regional Best Operating Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) with Integrated Solid Waste Management System. The said recognition aims to highlight the vital contributions and best operations of EMB-funded MRFs by the Local Government Units (LGUs) benefitting and involving the community. The recognition scheme aims to feature unique stories and promote best practices for potential adoption by neighboring municipalities in Cordillera Administrative Region. The winners will be awarded on June 30, 2021.

The mechanics are as follows: Participators will be asked to submit 5-10 minutes video with a corresponding title in local dialect, English, or in Filipino. If in Filipino or in local dialect, there should be English subtitles. Filmed participants and video creator/s should be properly identified.

First prize winner will be garnering a total of 50,000.00, the 2nd placer will win 30,000.00 and the third placer will be garnering 20,000.00.

The DENR-CAR encourages the public to revive the natural world that sustains us all by imbibing the local theme, Sama-samang Pagkilos, Sama-samang Paghilom, (Ikaw, Ako, Tayo ang Kalikasan).

A united movement brings forth a ripple of change. Let us be at the helm of restoration. Empower yourself, reimagine a better world, and revive the strength of our rivers, oceans, and coasts and rethink our plastic consumption.

Together we can make change, together we can heal.