With the theme "Global Partnerships for Global Benefits", the event helped generate government and private sector support and raised public awareness on the need to protect the Earth's precious Ozone Layer.
The Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – through the National CFC Phase-out Plan Project Management Unit (NCPP-PMU) of the EMB Philippine Ozone Desk – organized the activity.
Participating government agencies and sponsors consist of World Bank, UNDP, DOTC-LTO, DOLE-TESDA, DTI-BPS/ BTNCP/BIS, DOH-BFAD, DOF-BOC, Land Bank of the Philippines, M-Vision Business Solutions, and Lloyd Luna Communications.
Supporting companies comprise SEAOIL, Crystal Clear, CHEMREZ, Thermo Engineering, Stradcom Corporation, MERCK, INC., Manhattan Chemicals, Genetron, Dewfoam, Philippine Star, L'Oreal, Garnier, Uratex Foam, Pioneer Epoxy, Prime Foam, and Tempys.
Mr. Ernesto Jarabe, DENR's Chief, Administrative & Finance Division; Atty. Jonas Leones,OIC, Assistant Director EMB; Jojo M. Ocampo, Executive Editor, M-Vision Business Solutions, Co-Chair DENR Fun Run Atbp 2008 (left-right)
DENR runner leads the pack
The Top 1 Finisher of Fun Run was Raymond Virginio of the DENR-EMB, reaching the finish line at 29 minutes and 11 seconds. The other winners were:
Ozone, the protective layer
The Philippines -- being a signatory in the international parties' agreement Montreal Protocol -- seeks the phase-out of CFCs/ freon in the country by the year 2010.
The Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority Supports in Saving the Ozone Layer
Environmental advocates adopt pro-Ozone lifestyles
DENR-EMB Assistant Secretary Atty. Jonas Leones said that the united efforts of the DENR and the cooperating companies in the anti-ODS campaign will help save the Earth's Ozone Layer. With the continuing success against the harmful chemicals, the future generations will be ensured of a healthy environment.
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