Photo exhibit, earth protection campaign on

April 27, 2022 by No Comments

GOVERNOR Eugenio Jose Lacson and the Negros Occidental Provincial Environment Management Office (Pemo) spearheaded the launching of the “Galing Pook” photo exhibit earth conservation, protection and rehabilitation (CPR) campaign at SM City Bacolod Sunday, April 24.The governor was joined by Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz, PEM Officer Julie Ann Bedrio, Provincial Consultant Rafael Coscolluela, SM Mall Manager George Anthony Jardiolin, Dr. Jose Rene Gayo and Dr. Emma Porio.The members of the 2021 Galing Pook Awards National Selection Committee were also present at the event.Negros Occidental is a recipient of the Galing Pook Awards, one of the most sought-after and prestigious awards by local government units (LGUs) in the Philippines.Of the 206 submitted entries, the province bagged the award as one of the 10 winners of 2022 Galing Pook Awards with its project entitled, “Network of Alliances for Coastal Conservation.”The exhibit, which will run from April 22 to 30, 2022, features the winners of Galing Pook Awards, and aims to increase public awareness, and inspire Negrenses to replicate the ten outstanding local governance programs of the winners.”As we are celebrating Earth Day, today is an opportune time to be reminded that the movement to save the environment is a diverse social and political movement,” Lacson said.He said the need for the recovery of the ecosystems that have been degraded and destroyed, and the conservation of those that are still intact has gone beyond the question of choice, and has now become a necessity.”We must espouse the just and sustainable management of resources and stewardship of the environment through changes, both in public policy and individual behavior,” he added.Meanwhile, the Provincial Education and Advocacy Center for Environment (Peace), as well as the Envi-talk Program of Pemo in Central Philippine State University (CPSU) Radyo Muscovado 100.5 Sweet FM, with CPSU president Dr. Aladino Moraca, were also launched as part of the activity. (PR)