USL joins celebration of PIESTTA Airshed’s 10th Anniversary

As part of USL’s commitment of promoting a sustainable environment, it hosted a Thanksgiving Mass in celebration of PIESTTA Airshed’s decade of action towards maintaining air quality in the third district of Cagayan, March 26, 2014.

PIESTTA (acronym for the local government units of Peñablanca, Iguig, Enrile, Solana, Tuguegarao, Tuao and Amulung) Airshed is a multi-agency group from government and non-government sectors including the academe that works to promote clean air in Tuguegarao City and the province.

The Thanksgiving Mass was presided by Fr. Macwayne N. Maniwang, CICM (University Chaplain) and Fr. Rex C. Salvilla, CICM (Executive Assistant to the President).

Dr. Eva Ocfemia, Assistant Director of theDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Central Office, and the whole of EMB Region 2 led by its Regional Director, Engr. Cesar Siador, graced the activity.

Different government agencies, LGU officials, non-government organizations, barangay officials, USL officials, and the media were in attendance as well.

The Thanksgiving Mass culminated with the blessing of an air monitoring gadget stationed in the University by the DENR-EMB. The gadget serves to gather firsthand data about air quality in the City.