The WWRRDEC personnel and staff headed by the Center Head, Ms. Helen A. Maddumba after the culminating activity for the Philippine Environment Month.

The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau-Watershed and Water Resources Research, Development, and Extension Center (ERDB-WWRRDEC) joined the culminating activity for the 2022 Philippine Environment Month and the DENR 35th Year Anniversary celebration, spearheaded by the DENR-CAR on June 30, 2022 held at the DENR – CAR Training Center, Gibraltar, Baguio City with the theme: “Aksyon Para sa Natatanging Mundo – Only One Earth”.

The said program highlighted the recognition of Gawad Awardees of DENR-CAR partner stakeholders in recognition for their active participation and support to forest management, environmental protection, and research, development and extension project implementation.

Awardees were partner – stakeholders from the public and private sectors like LGUs, SM Development Corp., Mining Firms, and Philippine National Police (PNP).

On the other hand, Loyalty award, Best Employee and Best Offices awards were given to DENR-CAR Regional Office and its Provincial and Community ENROs (PENROs and CENROs), as well as its line bureaus namely EMB-CAR, MGB-CAR and ERDB-WWRRDEC. DENR-CAR conferred these awards to its employees to continually excel in their workplace.

Awarded as the ERDB-WWRRDEC partner – stakeholder is the Municipal Local Government Unit of La Trinidad, Benguet headed by Honorable Mayor Romeo K. Salda. He received the Plaque of Recognition for being the ERDB-WWRRDEC’s partner-stakeholder in the implementation of the project “Development of Artificial Groundwater Recharge Facility for Drought and Flood Mitigation”.

The said award was given by DENR-CAR Regional Executive Director Engr. Ralph Pablo and ERDB-WWRRDEC Center Head Ms. Helen A. Maddumba.

Awardees from ERDB-WWRRDEC include Ms. Sharmaine L. Egalla as the 2022 Best Employee, Laboratory and Experimental Services Unit (LESU) as one of the best offices, and five (5) employees for the Service Loyalty Awards.

RED Engr. Ralph C. Pablo ended the program with his appreciation to the environmental partner-stakeholders for their role in attaining the DENR’s Mission, Vision and Goals.

He further thanked and praised the DENR-CAR employees for exerting efforts in reaching out to the stakeholders.

Lastly, he encouraged everyone to continue engaging in environmental activities as he quoted “Believe and Achieve”. Margeline Q. Diano, WWRRDEC