Gov. Salceda leads 2013 Saringaya Awardees

Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda of Albay will be leading this year’s Saringaya Awardees as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol caps the Environment Month Celebration with the conferment to exemplary individuals, institutions, the academe and local governments.

“Gov. Salceda is accorded with the Saringaya Award for his brilliance in transforming the Province of Albay into what is now a distinguished Disaster Risk Reduction and Management institution and learning center, for his establishing the LGU Academy for Climate Change Adaptation, for championing the Integrated Ecosystems Management (IEM) in Albay and the creation of the Bicol River Basin Management Special Committee at the Regional Development Council” DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales announced today.

RED Gonzales puts emphasis on the extensive environmental initiatives that the Albay governor has been implementing ever since as provincial chief executive likewise being the RDC Bicol chairman.

“The DENR and the Albay provincial government have been partners in many initiatives aiming for the sustainable upkeep of the environment so it is just as fitting to confer the good governor his special award in time for the closing of the monthlong celebration” Dir. Gonzales added.

Receiving their Saringaya Plaque of Recognition with the governor tomorrow are (a) Bolos Elementary School, Irosin Sorsogon, through the leadership of Maria Ines P. Galon (Elementary Level); (b) Magallanes National Vocational High School, Magallanes Sorsogon, through the leadership of Miss Harrietta A. Mirasol (Secondary Level); (c) Universidad de Sta. Isabel, Naga City through the leadership of SR. Lourdes Albis, (Tertiary Level); for the Industry Category - Bacman Geothermal Incorporated, Bacon Sorsogon thru the leadership of Engr. Ireneo D. Itoses and for the Local Government Unit Category  - Sta. Magdalena Sorsogon led by Hon. Mayor Alejandro E. Gamos.

Over the years a total of 89 individuals and entities have been named Saringaya Awardees including the late DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo who was cited for his achievements as Naga City Mayor in 2002.   

            Saringaya is a Bicol term which means lush or abundance of growth. (A synonymous Bicol word is “marambong.”) 

Press Release: June 26, 2013