LLDA GM JAIME C. MEDINA LEADS THE "OPENSA KONTRA KAKULANGAN SA EDUKASYON (OKKE)" IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LGU-STA. MARIA AND DEPED

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Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) General Manager Jaime “Joey” Medina lead the activity called “Opensa Kontra Kakulangan sa Eduakasyon” (OKKE) in Santa Maria, Laguna last February 9, 2018. GM Medina impressed upon the elementary students of the Juan Santiago Elementary School, Santa Maria, Laguna the importance of environmental education as well as their critical role in the effort to preserve, protect and develop the vital fresh water resource, the lake of Laguna de Bai.

The activity was attended by Sta Maria, Laguna Mayor Antonio Carolino; Barangay Juan Santiago Chairman Melicio Ebora; National President of DepEd–PENS Dr. George Tizon; DepEd District Supervisor Dr. Raymundo R. Mauricio; and PTA President Mrs. Irene Sahagun.

The 280 pupils of Juan Santiago Elementary School, who participated in the environmental lecture also received school supplies such as new bags, notebooks, vitamins and other health kit package from LLDA GM Medina in coordination with Local Government of Sta Maria and the DepEd-Partnership of Employees and Non-teaching Staff (PENS).

The town of Santa María is a fourth class municipality in the northernmost tip of Laguna with a population of 30,830 people based on the 2015 Census. It is located in the critical environmental buffer zone of the Laguna lake.