In line with the Civil Service Month celebration, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) held an exhibit that was titled, “Alagad ng Kalikasan: The Untold Stories of DENR Environmental Defenders”. The exhibit was launched last September 19, 2022 and will end until September 30, 2022.

The exhibit honors environmental DENR frontliners, with the intent of showcasing their unwavering service, despite the perils they face as they do their duties. Two outstanding employees from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) were awarded recognition for their service. These stewards were Mr. Julius Vincent Umali, Senior Geologist, MGB-Lands Geological Survey Division, and Engr. Ivy Kimberly A. Batecan, Senior Environmental Management Specialist, MGB-Mine Safety Environment and Social Development Division.

In his speech, DENR Undersecretary (USEC) Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna hopes for the examples of our frontliners to inspire more people in actively protecting the quality of the environment.


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MGB awardees as they receive their awards.


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Mr. Umali (left) and Engr. Batecan (right) as they pose beside their posters, proudly holding their respective recognitions.

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Recognized Alagad ng Kalikasan awardees beam as they hold their well-deserved accolades.



Following the awarding, the exhibit was then formally opened through a ribbon cutting ceremony by DENR Head Executive Assistant Jose Joaquin Yulo Loyzaga, USEC Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna, Assistant Secretary Hiro Masuda, and Mr. Carlos Primo David from the Office of the Secretary.


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Ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open the exhibit.



A heartfelt congratulations to our frontliners who strive to deliver their service to the public and our environment!



By: Mineral Economics, Information, and Publication Division