Bureau of Soil and Water Management , Visayas Avenue corner Elliptical Circle, Quezon City-Philippines
Most Reverend Deogracias S. IÑIGUEZ, JR., D.D ( Bishop of Caloocan ) and Commissioner Romeo Hidalgo
Bishop Deogracias S. IÑIGUEZ is an active partner of the Eco-waste Coalition and member of the defunct Kilusang Makabansang Ekonomiya.
The Center for Environmental Concerns–Philippines (CEC-Phils) is a non-government organization founded through the initiatives of organizations representing fisher folk, farmers, indigenous peoples, women, urban poor, and professional sectors.
Sinag Bayan performer
This year’s awarding ceremony was in cooperation and partnership with AGHAM party-list, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, ECO Waste Coalition , Panalipdan Mindanao , Central Visayas Fisherfolk Development Center ( FIDEC) .
Mr. John Arcilla
Mr. John Arcilla is a stage actor, celebrity and environmentalist hosted the biennial awarding ceremonies .
small photo exhibit pays tribute to awardees
Currently, the Center is a service institution based in Quezon City, Metro Manila. Its area of operation and networking covers the entire Philippines and different ecological contexts.
distinguished vips, guests and organizers
The 2013 Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan awards committee was led by Most Reverend Bishop Deogracias IÑIGUEZ, Bienvenido Lumbera , Atty. Howard M. Calleja , Carol P. Araullo , MD, Dr. Teresita R. Perez and Sr. Ma. Carmen Dianne Cabasagan , RGS
Mr. Jovan Marquez – UNTV channel 37 director received the award in behalf of Mr. Daniel Razon ( individual category)
The Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan (GBK) is an awards event and lecture series honoring Filipino heroes and heroines who have defended the environment and people’s rights. The 1st Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan ( GBK ) award was given in 2009, then 2011.
The Philippines is endowed with rich natural resources that can support the country’s national development and ensure that the Filipino people can live in peace and prosperity. For the past century, however, our environment has gone through severe destruction and depletion. The degradation of our ecosystems has proceeded alongside poverty and the dislocation of communities from their lands and livelihoods.
There are 3 main categories Natatanging Gawad ( Most Distinguished Award) – This is awarded to either individual or organization that has his/her /their being an inspiration and example to the Filipino people for offering time and talents for the defense of the environment and advancement of the people’s welfare.
Mr. Rodne R. Galicha from Sibuyan island , Romblon province
Mr. Rodne R. Galicha is a dedicated and vigilant guardian of the environment . He hails from the island of Sibuyan . Mr. Rodne studied Philosophy and Classical Arts before teaching philosophy , environmental ethics, sociology, history , and literature at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Seminary and Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros.
Governor Eduardo ” Lolong ” Firmalo of Romblon and Mr. Rodne R. Galicha
Gawad sa Indibidwal ( Awards for Individuals)- This is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary ability and effort to uphold the environment and people’s welfare in form of advocacy, campaigns, education, research , technology, development, community services , mass media or cultural works.
Ms. Bianca Dava and Mr. Jovan Marquez of UNTV channel 37 received the award in behalf of Mr. Daniel Razon
Gawad sa Organisasyon ( Award for the Organizations) This is awarded to people’s and community organizations and institutions that have demonstrated organizational strength or unity in upholding the welfare of the people and of the environment by exemplary actions and advocacy , campaigns, education, research, technology, development , community services , mass media or cultural works.
After the presentation and a short ceremony , a sumptuous snacks and evening meal were served to all the guests and invited awardees .
List of 2013 Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan Nominees
Mr. Noli Abinales
Mr. Conrado Esemple
Mr. Nilo ” Sonny” Estrella
Bro. Martin Francisco
Mr. Rodne Galicha
Mr. Romeo Hidalgo
Atty. Antonio Manangan
Mr. Armin Marin
Mr. Angel Padron
Fr. Joel Taora, SJ
Mr. Edgar Taladhay
Mr. Perfecto ” Ka Pecs” Ruiz Vicente
Cebu Institute of Technology- University Industrial Engineering Council
Kababaihang Nagtataglay ng Bihirang Lakas
Kalumbay Regional Lumad Organization
Magsasaka at Siyemtipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura
Solid Waste Management Office- San Carlos City
Note : I would like to ” Thank” Ms. Frances Quimpo – Executive Director ( Center for Environmental Concerns -Philippines for the invitation . Maraming salamat !
Center for Environmental Concerns : http://cecphils.org/
Department of Natural and Natural Resources: http://www.denr.gov.ph/
Department of Agriculture: http://www.da.gov.ph/
UNTV channel 37: http://www.untvweb.com/