Tahara essay writing contest resizedTambuco of Mati National Comprehensive High School is this year's Champion of the 5th MakakaLIKHAsan Environmental Essay Writing Contest held today, November 22, at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-XI) Regional Office, Lanang, Davao City.

With the theme "Capacitating the Youth to Build Climate-resilient Philippines", the said contest was participated in by a total of 20 schools.

Other winners are Sheila Marie Pangan of Rizal Memorial Colleges as 1st Runner-up and Alyssa Ilaguison of Panabo National High School as 2nd Runner-up. All winners received a cash prize, a plaque and a medal.

MakakaLIKHAsan Environmental Essay Writing and Photography Contest is a yearly event of DENR-XI participated in by high school students from both public and private schools within Region XI. It is already on its 5th year as the event was launched last 2013.

This aims to showcase the talents of the students in writing and in photography as well as heighten their level of awareness with regards to the many environmental issues the world is facing today.

"Most importantly, as we are trying to heighten their awareness, we are also hoping that through this event, we can encourage them further to continue to be our partners when it comes to environmental protection and climate change mitigation," said Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) Chief Jayvee Jude Agas.

The MakakaLIKHAsan event which is being conducted by RPAO is in line with the celebration of the National Climate Change Consciousness Week from Nov. 19-24. This year's Judges are DENR-XI's Administrative Division Chief Atty. Chelin Joan Sonza Alug and RPAO's Information Officer I Analou T. Monajan. #TayoAngKalikasan


DENR-XI celebrates World Wetlands Day

Anchored 2-2 inland wetlands banaybanay resizedon the theme “Wetlands for a sustainable urban future. Urban wetlands making cities liveable“, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-XI) celebrates World Wetlands Day with a field exposure at Malagos Watershed and conduct of lecture series activities to highlight the importance of wetlands and its significance to biodiversity.
With the aim to intensify its information drive on wetlands and biodiversity, DENR-XI Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan urged all DENR field offices in the region to conduct various Information, Education, Communication (IEC) campaigns in their respective provinces.

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