With full gratitude for strengthened partnerships, the DENR through the EMB 7 held an appreciation program on June 27, 2022 for partners who extend their help in revitalizing some rivers in Metro Cebu.

Through the activity dubbed as “Handog Pasasalamat para sa Gugma sa Sapa”, all private and public partners who helped in different ways to rehabilitate these rivers, as well as other waterbodies, were gathered for a recognition ceremony at Parklane Hotel, N. Escario St., Cebu City, Cebu.

These public and private partners helped in the conduct of quarterly cleanup activities, installation of trash traps, desilting activities, beautification around the riverside, and the like.

EMB – 7 Regional Director Maribel Munsayac in her speech said the Department is grateful to all active partners, old and new, who answered the call to adopting portions of different waterbodies in Metro Cebu and shared their resources to support the programs towards their revitalization.

“Because we love the environment, we have every reason to continue doing what is good. Our little, consistent efforts would eventually mount up to be the change that we have been longing to achieve,” said RD Munsayac.

The ceremony was also graced by the presence of no less than EMB Director William Cuñado and DENR-7 Regional Executive Director Paquito Melicor Jr.