Representatives from Brgy. 412 Zone 42 in Manila and the Department of Public Services-Manila (1st to 6th from right) receive a trophy, check and other prizes totaling P100 thousand after Estero de San Miguel was declared grand champion of the Gawad Taga-Ilog 2.0: Search for Most Improved Estero in Metro Manila. Gawad Taga-Ilog is an initiative of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) that recognizes local government units (LGUs) for their efforts and active involvement in keeping litter-free rivers and esteros. The 13 nominees were judged according to best practices, easement recovery and protection, river ecosystem restoration, and community engagement. Senator Cynthia A. Villar and DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations-Luzon, Visayas, and Environment Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna (3rd and 4th from left) with other DENR officials - NCR Executive Director Jacqueline A. Caancan and Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Luzon Gilbert C. Gonzales (1st and 2nd from left) presented the prizes to the winning LGU. The awarding ceremony was held on March 22 at the Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA in Quezon City.###