Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna (3rd from left) receives a briefing from Palawan Governor Jose Chavez Alvarez and El Nido Mayor Edna Gacot Lim (2nd and 1st from right) on the operation of the country’s first Sewage and Solid Waste Treatment Plant (SSTP) which can clean and treat wastewater, septage, and biodegradable solid waste from 17 barangays in the municipality of El Nido in Palawan. Sampulna lauded Alvarez and Lim for the construction of the SSTP during the World Water Day celebration held in Brgy. Villa Libertad, El Nido, Palawan on April 2. Also in photo are DENR-MIMAROPA Regional Executive Director Lormelyn E. Claudio and Engr. Ann Michelle Y. Cardenas of Palawan Water (2nd and 1st from left). ###