ON PAWB ANNIVERSARY
biologist leads awardees
Eleven environment advocates, including Dumaguete City-based and former Environment Secretary Angel Alcala, were honored in yesterday’s recognition rites of the DENR-Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau and the Foundation for the Philippine Environment in line with the 25th anniversary celebration of PAWB in Manila yesterday.
Alcala, a columnist of the DAILY STAR, led awardees Liza Paguntalan, Danilo Balete, Victor Amoroso, Ulysses Ferreras, Philip Godfrey Jakosalem, Mariano Duya, Maria Josefa Veluz, Rafe Brown, Perry Ong and Arvin Diesmos in receiving their awards for discovering and helping identify various flora and fauna species in the country, including endemic ones, for the past 25 years.
“Their dedication to science and conservation is commendable," FPE board of trustees treasurer Vilma Joson said during the event, a government press release said.