Figure 1. MGB-V personnel (first three persons from left) received their certificates and medallions after completing the race together with Ms. Angela Marie Pacres (fourth from lef)t, Tourism Officer of LGU Daraga, Mr. Florentino Flores of UBS Marketing and Dir. Crisanta Marlene Rodrigues of Biodiversity Management Bureau.

The Biodiversity Challenge Season 6 kick starts the month-long celebration of the Environment Month. The event, which aims to spread environmental awareness among the participants and community through a timed race involving various physical and mental activities was participated by a total forty-three (43) teams composing of three members. Participants came from different government Offices and private stakeholders from Bicol Region as well as from different regions (photo below) also joined.

Figure 2. Only thirty (30) out of the forty-three (43) teams was able to finished the race including the team of MGB-V.

Sec. Roy A. Cimatu who was in Albay for the First DENR Regional Director’s Luzon Cluster Meeting held at Hotel Venezia, Legazpi City, dropped by the DENR to witness the event. Also present is Director Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriguez of Biodiversity Management Bureau who started the Biodiversity Challenge back when she was the Regional Director of DENR-V.