In support to the LGU of Los Baños, twenty two (22) ERDB employees participated in the 13th year of Pista ng Kapaligiran in Hen. Paciano Rizal Park on September 03, 2016. This year’s theme is “Tungkulin ng Bawat Mamamayan na Pangalagaan ang Kalikasan at Likas Yaman ng Bayan”.

The program was attended by LGU members of Los Baños headed by Hon. Mayor Caesar Perez, barangay captains from the barangays, senior citizens, students, teachers, Dep Ed , Sangguniang Barangay, market vendors and women’s brigade.

The program was officially started at 8:00 AM through the welcome remarks of Los Baños designated MENRO Dr. Antonio Alcantara. He said that we need to conserve and protect our environment by properly disposing our wastes and by practicing solid waste management at home. According to him, calamities like typhoons and landslides that we are experiencing should be a wakeup call for us. He also proudly mentioned that Los Baños received a platinum award in implementing the proper garbage disposal based on the environment compliance audit.

Afterwards, Hon. Mayor Caesar Perez gave an inspirational message. He said that the celebration of Pista ng Kapaligiran was founded in the Los Baños dumpsite. He also stressed that every individual in the community should maintain cleanliness and participate in the protection of our environment. Aside from his environment related message, Hon. Perez also encouraged everyone to declare Los Baños as a “drug free” town in support to President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign.

The program also featured the awarding of the most outstanding barangay, market stall, and daycare center. The latter performed afterwards. Hon. Congressman Joaquin Chipeco Jr. also delivered a message saying that the cleanest town in Laguna is Los Baños and it should serve as a model to other nearby towns. He said, “Nature does not need us, we need nature hence, we should help in conserving and protecting our environment”. Lea B. Domasig, TTD