BACOLOD CITY, June 3 (PNA) — The Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) of Negros Occidental has urged the public to take steps in saving the environment now before it is too late.
“If you don’t start saving the environment now, you might have nothing to save in the next few years,” warned PEMO Chief Lawyer Wilfred Ramon Peñalosa during the opening of the celebration of Environment Month in Negros Occidental on Saturday.
Costume parade, participated by more or less 600 participants from various government institutions, academe and environmentalist groups, marked the start of celebration on June 1 here.
The Environment Month dwells on the theme: “One Earth, One Chance, One Choice”.
Peñalosa said saving the environment has been the battle cry of their office yet it can only be achieved though the help of all sectors in the society.
As observed, Peñalosa said that destructions triggered by climate change are happening not only in the province, but all over the world.
Just last month, he mentioned that Estancia town in Iloilo experienced an unexpected squall that left 87 motorboats worth P4.5 million damaged.
Peñalosa said the participation of various groups in the opening of the celebration testified their commitment to save the environment.
“With this support, we can say that there is a bright future ahead for Negros Occidental,” he said.
The province-wide celebration of Environment Month includes activities such as exhibits, symposiums, forums, triathlon, coastal clean-up and launching of green environmental governance set within June 1-28. (PNA)