QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Environmental Management Bureau National Capital Region Regional Director, Atty. Michael Drake P. Matias received the EMB-NCR regional flag and responsibilities in a symbolic Turn-Over Ceremony on Thursday, September 23, at AQMTC Building (EMB), DENR Compound in Quezon City and via Microsoft Teams.

During the ceremony, RD Matias also turned over the flag of EMB-MIMAROPA to its new Regional Director, Joe Amil M. Salino.

Undersecretary for Field Operations and Environment Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna, Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Mr. Benny D. Antiporda, EMB Director Engr. William P. Cuñado, DENR-NCR Regional Executive Director Jacqueline A. Caancan and DENR-IV-B Ma. Lourdes G. Ferrer presided the said event and conveyed their messages to the new Regional Directors.

The said event was conducted under strict implementation of the COVID-19 Minimum Health and Safety Protocols (MHSP).