San Carlos City Wins ASEAN Awards Anew
San Carlos Government won another award, this time the Association of South East Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) 4th ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) Awards for 2017.
SAN CARLOS SP Member Atty. Alexander Y. Ong (right) and City EMS II Engr. Arthur A. Batomalaque of CEMO during the pro-environment & marine conservation awarding at Brunei Darussalam.*
The award was given Sept. 12, during the 14th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting On The Environment and Related Meetings held at the Empire Hotel and Country Club in Brunei Darussalam.
San Carlos won in the city nominations for its best practices in environmental protection including sustainable marine conservation.
The award is aimed at recognizing the ASEAN cities’ initiatives and sharing best practices in keeping its environment clean, green and liveable while meeting the social and economic needs of the people.
Atty. Alexander Y. Ongtiaobok, San Carlos Sangguniang Panlungsod Member and Chairman of the Committee on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, and Engr. Arthur Batomalaque, Enviromental Management Specialist II of the City Environment Management Office, received said award.
San Carlos was already awarded as Most Environmentally Sustainable City in South East Asia during the 3rd ASEAN ESC Awards held Oct. 30-31, 2014 in Vientiane Laos, which made it as one of the 50 landmark cities in the ASEAN this year with the lantern lighting last August 8.*