Keeping the “Bayanihan Spirit” alive, the DENR-Environmental Management Bureau 7 inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on May 11, 2022 with the Universal Robina Sugar Milling Corporation (URC SURE-URSUMCO) and URC SURE – Bais Distillery and the Local Government Unit of Manjuyod, Negros Oriental for the adoption of a creek in the said province.
URC SURE-URSUMCO and URC Sure – Bais Distillery intends to adopt a specific segment of the Cabang Creek under the Adopt-An-Estero/Waterbody Program (AEWBP) of the DENR.
This program is a collaborative undertaking among the communities, private entities, local government units and the DENR allowing partners from the private sector to adopt a waterway and help in improving its water quality.
Present in the MOA signing are EMB 7 Regional Director Maribel Munsayac, Division Chiefs Engr. Ranzel A. Dioko and Engr. Rizalina R. Saberon, URC SURE-URSUMCO Operations Manager Francis Noel Maniquis, URC SURE-URSUMCO Plant Manager Hernie Alpas.
The signing was also witnessed by Brgy. Kagawad of Alangilanan, Manjuyod Leopoldo Jiz De Ortega, EMB7 PEMU Negros Oriental Engr. Marco Andrew M. Silveron and staff, and AERWB Program Focal Ms. Claire Jabaybay.