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Cenro Panaligan Awarded as Environmental Hero

Cenro Panaligan - DENR Environmental Hero

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Field Operations Luzon, Visayas, and Environment Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna (2nd from left) greets Joyce Panaligan-Quinan (3rd from right) when she received the posthumous award of her mother, Miliarete B. Panaligan, in recognition as one of the country’s environmental heroes by the Environmental Heroes Foundation, Incorporated. Panaligan, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) in Real, Quezon was recognized for her exemplary service in environmental protection. She succumbed to a heart attack in 2018. With Cuna are (from left to right) DENR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning, and International Affairs Atty. Jonas R. Leones, Earth Day Network Philippines President Atty. Wigberto Tañada, Jr. and other daughters of Panaligan. The award was given during the 3rd Environmental Heroes Awarding Ceremony and Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2022 at the DENR multi-purpose building.

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