DENR-Aklan names 5 ENR ambassadors

KALIBO, Aklan, Feb. 19 (PIA) --  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here named five students from various far-flung schools in the province of Aklan as Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Ambassadors.

As such, these students will be the partners of DENR in the promotion of ENR Program for Restoration, Rehabilitation and Development (PRRD) through the conduct of Information, Education and Communication (IEC), advocacy, social mobilization, and partnership-building activities related to ENR.

Ruffa Kyla G. Agapito of Libacao National Forestry Vocationa High School, Libacao, Aklan is one of the Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Ambassadors identified by DENR-Aklan as partner for Program for Restoration, Rehabilitation and Development (PRRD) under the Tayo Ang Kalikasan Regional Public Affairs Office (TAK/RPAO) project. (Photo courtesy of DENR-Aklan)

The naming of these environment ambassadors is in line with the implementation of the ENR Ambassador Project under the "Tayo ang Kalikasan"  Regional Public Affairs Office (TAK/RPAO) of the DENR that aims to involve students/youth in the protection, conservation and management of the environment and natural resources through the above-mentioned activities.

In Aklan, the DENR-Provincial Office identified the five ambassadors from the towns that comprise the Multi-Forest Protection Committee (MFTC), namely Libacao, Madalag, Malinao, Tangalan and Ibajay.

The chosen ENR ambassadors are Ruffa Kyla G. Agapito of Libacao National Forestry Vocational High School in Libacao town; Mercy Jane Z. Garing of Madalag National High School in Madalag town; Ronil Pio I. Iledan of Malinao School for Philippine Craftsmen of Malinao town; Marc CJ M. Silva of Tamalagon Integrated School, Tangalan town; and John Lee V. Labindao of Naile National High School in Ibajay town.

In identifying Aklan’s ENR Ambassadors, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Officer-In-Charge Merlene Aborka wrote the respective town's Public Schools District Supervisors requesting them to recommend one indigent but deserving student/youth  who will help promote the DENR’s programs with the end goal of effecting behavioral change through social mobilization activities using emails and other social media platforms.

The ENR Ambassador Project will be implemented nationwide for one year, according to the DENR.

The DENR added the ENR Ambassador shall strive to be the role model of other students/youth in pushing for a healthy and clean environment.

Aklan’s five ENR ambassadors, according to DENR-PENRO, were initially provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Pocket Wifi with which to start performing their roles as environmental advocates. (JSC/VGV/PIA6 Aklan)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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