The Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources recognized the UST College of Science’s Community Development Team with the Gawad Maparaan, for its successful and innovative practices in conducting environmental activities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gawad Maparaan is one of the special awards conferred upon 9 recipients this year. The ceremonies, which was a mix of virtual and onsite modes, was held on December 15, 2020. Receiving the award on UST’s behalf were UST College of Science Community Development Coordinator Ezra S. Aguilar, PhD and UST Simbahayan Community Development Office Director Froilan A. Alipao, MCD.
Each year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) celebrates the National Volunteer Month by recognizing organizations and institutions who partnered with them in the conduct of environmental activities. For this year, 40 organizations were recognized virtually via Zoom and 9 were given special awards at the Social Hall of the DENR Central Office.