• Posted on July 29, 2021

EMB Caraga sent the Environmental Education and Information Unit (EEIU) team to support the Empowering Advocates for Sustainable Environment (EASE) recognition of the youth icon and other youth environmental advocates in Agusan del Sur. The awarding ceremonies was done at the Municipal Evacuation Center, Barangay 4, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur on July 28, 2021.

The EASE Youth Icons recognized were Patricia Nicole Lucena and Louie Jay Toralba. Both were endorsed by EMB Caraga to the National Youth Commission (NYC) and will compete with other regional youth icons for the national level recognition. Also, other young advocates for environmental conservation were given awards.

EEIU Chief Judy Ann A. Taghap, during the awarding ceremonies, presented the plaque of recognition to EASE for being hailed as one of the Regional Environmental Champions (Regional Game Changer Community Award-Youth Category) in Caraga Region. EASE founder and chairperson Ryl Lyron Patayan accepted the said award.

EASE is a youth-led organization that was organized in 2020. The organization became an arm of EMB Caraga in environmental education. ###