It’s the season of giving in a different way.

After a fierce typhoon which lashed out portions of Negros Occidental, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources quickly responded to the cry for help of its employees, in accord to the Bayanihan spirit.

The National Kalipunan ng mga Kawani ng Kagawaran ng Kalikasan (K4) extended its financial assistance to hard-hit victims of Typhoon Odette in Negros Occidental specifically CENRO Kabankalan. This aid was sent through DENR Western Visayas Employees Union (DENRWVEU) headed by Emma P. Delima, employees Union President of DENR 6.

President Delima with the Union’s Board of Directors acknowledged the financial assistance from National K4, amounting to Php93,830 deposited to the Savings Account of DENRWVEU. On December 29, 2021, the DENRWVEU issued a check amounting to P 100,000.00 for the Community of ENR Office of Kabankalan, represented be CENR Office Rosievel Dimatulac. This move had a clearance from PENR Officer Edgardo M. Rostata of Negros Occidental and was conformed by Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran.

“This amount of money cannot be accumulated by one hand in a day or two, it needs many helping hands. I thanked the National K4 President Atty. Alessandra Pimentel and DENRWVEU President (Delima) for their initiatives to help our rank and file hit by Typhoon Odette,” RED Duran said during the turnover of the check.

The messages filled with gratitude from PENRO Rostata and CENRO Dimatulac were sent to National K4 and DENRWVEU during the hybrid 2021 Yearend Employees General Assembly that was led by DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu.

CENRO Dimatulac assured the higher officials they will send photos and other proof of liquidation to the DENRWVEU and to the K4 national for the money given to them.