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Let us celebrate the Philippine Environment Month and World Environment Day on June 5, with the local theme, “No to Waste: Advancing Circular Economy to #BeatPlasticPollution”. This year’s celebration calls for global solutions to combat plastic pollution.

Proclamation No. 237 signed in 1988 by then Pres. Corazon Aquino declaring the month of June every year as Philippine Environment Month to raise environmental consciousness among Filipinos to give time and effort towards the protection, enhancement and development of the country’s environment.

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As part of the celebration, DENR-7 offers a One-Stop-Shop to walk-in clients, where they can asked basic technical services and assistance on surveys and mapping, licenses, patents, deeds and enforcement and distribution of information, education, environmental permits and communication (IEC) materials during the Environment Month Kick-Off and Exhibit at Parkmall, Mandaue City in partnership with Climate Change Commission Association, Inc. through the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Region 7.

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Presiding the Holy Mass is Fr. Murphy Sarsonas presided the Holy Mass, also the Chairman of the Cebu Archdiocesan Commission on Environmental Concerns (CACEC) said, that “the environment is not just a part of our social responsibility but also a part of our moral obligation," during the homily.

DENR RED Paquito Melicor, Jr. and EMB OIC Amancio Dongcot together with the Chairman of CACEC and President of Cebu Climate Change Association, Inc. (CCCAI) Alan Dinampo lead the ribbon cutting ceremony.