Calabarzon- Last June 7-15, 2023, the Regional Assessment Team (RAT) of DILG IV-A conducted document review, interview, and onsite inspection in the provinces of Laguna Quezon, Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, as well as the City Government of Lucena relative to the 2023 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) performance indicators provided in RA 11292 and DILG MC 2023-086.

NCR MANILA - The Department of the Interior and Local Government -National Capital Region (DILG-NCR) conducted its 2023 Regional Fisheries Compliance Audit (FishCA), through the Manila Bay Clean-Up, Rehabilitation, and Preservation Program Management Team (MBCRPP-PMT) last April 12 to 19, 2023. It assessed the Local Government Units (LGUs) implementation of policies related to the management of municipal waters and aquatic resources in the National Capital Region.

Pasay City - A national summit for the West Philippine Sea (WPS) which was held on August 2-4, 2023, at MIDAS Hotel, Pasay City was conducted by various national government agencies, private sectors and civil society associations. Lead by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as the lead convenor, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR),

Members of Tanggol Kalikasan gathered in a hybrid set-up for their 36th General Assembly held at Fresh Air Hotel, Lucena City and via zoom on 29 April 2023. Officially opening the ceremony, Mr. Nolasco Ritz Lee Santos III, incumbent President of TK, welcomed the members to its annual General Assembly and called the meeting to order. He also introduced the Board of Trustees (BoT) members and presented the resolution of BoT meetings from 2022-2023. Meanwhile, Atty. Fritzielyn Palmiera presented that there were at least 54 members in good standing who attended the meeting and certified the existence of quorum.

Cebu City - For the very first time, the Philippines hosted Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) 2023 last June 30 to July 1 at Parklane International Hotel, Cebu City with the theme “Advocacy and action: Advancing environmental justice in the Philippines”. This was attended by different environmental law groups and organizations from the country and different parts of the world.

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