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PIA Press Release
Sunday, January 08, 2012


Local gov't. re-constitutes steering committee, technical working group for Linggo ng Kalikasan

by Edna A Bagadiong

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Jan 8 (PIA) -- Catanduanes Governor Joseph C. Cua issued Executive Order No. 001 series of 2012 signed last January 2, 2012 indicating the re-constitution of the Steering Committee and Technical Working Group (TWG) for the celebration of Linggo ng Kalikasan every month of June.

The said ordinance is also known as the “Ordinance Institutionalizing the annual celebration of the Linggo ng Kalikasan every 3rd week of June in Catanduanes" shall serve as a mechanism to effect positive behavioral change among Catandunganons and rally them towards the protection of the fragile ecosystems of the Province.

The steering committee shall be tasked to provide guidance and exercise general supervision in the conduct of the Linggo ng Kalikasan celebration. The committee shall meet at least once a month starting February of every year until the celebration shall have been concluded.

Thus, the steering committee shall be composed of the following: the provincial governor as the chairman, PENR officer, DENR-PENRO as the vice-chairman, and the members are the Congressional District Office, chairman, SP Committee on Environment, president of the Catanduanes State Colleges, Battalion Commander of the 83rd IB of the Philippine Army, provincial director of the Philippine National Police, Squadron Commander of the 905th Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary and the station manager of the Radyo ng Bayan.

On the other, Special Environment Projects Coordinating Office (SEPCO) will act as the Technical Working Group (TWG).

All expenditures relative to the conduct of the Linggo ng Kalikasan celebration shall be charged against the annual appropriation approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for the purpose, subject to usual accounting, and auditing rules and regulations.

It was also in pursuant with the policy of the provincial government to address various environmental issues through the productive collaboration, consensus-building, and people empowerment. (MAL/EAB-PIA Catanduanes)

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