LUNA, Apayao – Exceptional contributions of municipalities and schools in keeping with the province’s continuing efforts to foster greener and more sustainable environment were highlighted during the awarding of the Most Environment Friendly Municipalities and Schools last August 15, 2023 in Luna, Apayao.
In a resounding victory for environmental consciousness, Luna clinched the prestigious title of the “Most Environmentally Friendly Municipality” with a cash prize amounting to P300,000. The town’s concerted efforts in waste reduction, energy conservation, green infrastructure, and community engagement stood out among the contenders.
Pudtol and Santa Marcela towns emerged respectively as first and second runners up, with P200,000 and P100,000 cash prizes.
In another inspiring development, several schools in the province were honored for their exceptional commitment in instilling environmental awareness and responsibility on the young generation. These institutions were recognized for integrating sustainability into their curriculum, adopting eco-friendly practices, and nurturing a culture of environmental consciousness among students.
Among the secondary schools awarded under Big School Category were, the Talifugo National High School in Conner as the champion with P75,000 cash prize, followed by the Bac-Da National High School in Luna and the Mayor Guillermo A. Barsatan School of Arts and Trade which landed first and second runner-up, respectively.
San Jose Integrated School in Flora meanwhile was hailed as the champion under secondary schools Small Schools Category, followed by Guin-ang National High School in Conner and San Francisco National Agricultural and Trade High School in Luna as first and second runner-up, respectively.
Luna Central School on the other hand was acclaimed as the Champion under Big Schools Category-Elementary, followed by Conner Central School and Santa Marcela Central School for the first and second places, respectively, while under Small Schools Category – Elementary, San Isidro Sur Elementary School emerged as the Champion followed by Alem Elementary School in Pudtol, and Bagutong Elementary School in Flora that placed first and second runner-up, respectively. By Michelle O. Acantilado