In line with the celebration of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, the Environmental Management Bureau Region 6, thru the Environmental Education and Information Unit (EEIU), held an oratorical contest on September 16, 2022 at District 21 Hotel in Iloilo City.

The said event kicked off with a message from the Chief of the EEIU,  Mr. Rabbie Chris Carvajal, which was centered on the reason why the celebration took place 35 years ago and the goals of the celebration moving forward. The participating Western Visayas based government agencies, the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform, Bureau of Fire Protection, the Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office, and the lone LGu, LGU-Oton graced the oratory infront of their support teams.

FO1 Lance Parreño of the BFP 6 bested the competition with his piece “We are Winning” cored on the fight of humanity against climate change. LGU Oton’s Dr. Mary Jane Nismal placed 2nd while the Department of Agriculture’s representative, James Daniel Gregory bagged 3rd. To note, the top 3 orators received prizes of P7,000, P5,000, and P3,000 respectively.

          The initiative is in place with the information campaign of the unit that is of support to the campaign of preserving the ozone layer as well as the fight against change.