Hand in Hand for the Environment
DENR 6 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Jesse L. Vego (3rd from left, seated) led the briefing on the creation of Amlig Panay-Guimaras (APG) on January 26, 2016 at the DENR Activity Center. Heads and representatives of various national government agencies (NGAs) and local government units coming from Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo also attended the event. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 spearheads the creation of APG as it seeks stronger partnerships with other NGAs, LGUs and eventually many other stakeholders, to further promote environmental protection and conservation. APG will use the ridge-to-reef strategy to attain its objective of optimizing ENR protection, management and conservation. The briefing had taken the commitment of each NGA present and the draft roles and responsibilities were laid out subject to modification by the respective proposed members.