Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary for Luzon, Visayas and Environment Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna and Environmental Heroes Foundation, Inc. chair former Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno (left and middle, respectively) hand over the plaque of recognition for environmental hero Gaudencio Araña Jr., (inset) to his son-in-law Eric Matiga (right) for his exemplary bravery and commitment to the protection of the environment. Araña’s work as informant for DENR-Region 3 led to the confiscation of illegally-sourced wood products, conveyances, and chainsaws. He was fatally shot on September 2019. His family also received a livelihood package from the foundation. The awarding of Environmental Heroes was held during the Earth Day celebration on April 22 at the DENR Multi-purpose building in Quezon City.###