On June 10, 2021, Engr. Efren B Carido, Regional Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region X, joined with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as they celebrated their 34th Anniversary via Zoom with a theme, “DENR @34: Celebrating a Greener and Safer Environment.” The virtual celebration was attended by Regional Executive Directors, Regional Directors of Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) nationwide.

                The celebration started off with a thanksgiving mass followed by the opening remarks given by Atty. Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr., Undersecretary for Legal Administration, Human Resources, and Legislative Affairs. Not long after, an anniversary message was given by the Secretary of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) himself, Secretary Roy A. Cimatu. He proudly shared that the Philippines now has cleaner air and water as he talked about the agency’s accomplishments for the past year.

                The presentation of Environment Awardees for Governance and Leadership Excellence (EAGLE) was also announced followed by the signing of DENR DAO on Environmental Law Enforcement and Protection Service, and signing of MOA with Lions Clubs International Multiple District 301 Philippines. DENR X Regional Executive Director (RED) Arleigh J. Adorable bagged the coveted EAGLE Award for REDs and PENRO Merlyn Dumalahay is chosen as the EAGLE for the Implementing PENROs of the entire country. Meanwhile, EMB X Regional Director Reynaldo Digamo and MGB X Regional Director Efren B. Carido are one of the Top 5 finalists for the said award in their respective category.

                The whole celebration was full of positivity despite the ongoing crisis the whole world is facing and will not let it be a hindrance of promoting for a better and healthy environment. Thus, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region X is in one with the with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in celebrating for a greener and safer environment.