Officials and employees of the Bangsamoro Government participated in a parade on Tuesday, June 11, to celebrate the World Environment Day and the Philippine Environment Month.

World Environment Day is celebrated every June 5 around the world. This years celebration carries the theme: “Beat Air Pollution”.

In a short program after the parade, Minister Abdulraof Macacua of the BARMM’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE) reminded the audience “of our responsibility to be a good Calipha (Islamic steward) of our environment. We have been entrusted with the responsibility to manage, conserve and develop these God-given wealth.”

Macacua also invited everyone to participate in a coastal clean-up that will be spearheaded by the MENRE. It will be held on June 27 at the Kusiong Beach, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

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