Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda (2nd from right) and Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Tungko Saikol (3rd from left) virtually hand-over the certificate of recognition to Danica Mae Labiano (middle, on screen) as grand prize winner of the Make Your Own Toy contest of the DENR Solid Waste Management Advocacy Campaign. Among the regional winners, Labiano of Region 2 Cagayan Valley was named national winner and awarded a cash prize of 20,000 pesos. The nationwide competition in making toys using upcycled materials was open to all children ages 7-12 years old including those with special needs. Antiporda reiterated the importance of instilling values on protecting the environment to children and the youth to raise awareness on solid waste management. Also present during the awarding were (from L-R): Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service (SCIS) Director Hiro V. Masuda; SCIS Assistant Director and Task Force Tayo ang Kalikasan Executive Director Maria Matilda Gaddi, and BMB Assistant Director Amelita Ortiz. ###