Ipasa ang Pag-asa,” this was the noteworthy point of the AVP presentation by Bantay Kalikasan during the 2018 World Water Day (WWD) Kick-Off Activity last 15 March 2018 at the La Mesa Nature Reserve, Novaliches, Quezon City.

The MWSS Corporate Office joined the kick-off activity, which had for its theme “Nature for Water.” Besides aiming to foster camaraderie among agency participants, the event stressed the importance of watershed and the protection and care of the country’s natural resources.

The program started with an opening prayer by Mr. Jeremy Christian Rola of DENR-RCBO, followed by the welcome remarks of Mr. Ronald Abrigo of MWSS-CO and keynote messages of Exec. Director Antonio Daño (DENR-RBCO),Chief Regulator Atty. Patrick Ty (MWSS-RO) and Atty. Nelson Victorino (Manila Water).

Before the 5-km Nature Walk at the La Mesa Nature Reserve, an orientation cum lecture about the value of forests and watersheds were shown through an AVP,followed by stretching exercises.

An inter-agency sungka tournament (sponsored by Maynilad), Nature Treasure Hunt, Pinoy Henyo (Kalikasan Version) and Kilos-kilos Game (c/o DENR) was held simultaneously with the Nature Walk.

The educational and fun-filled activities were concluded by the awarding ceremonies, photo-opportunities and Pledges of Commitment to the environment by all those who participated.