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Philippines' cleanest river is found in Lamut, Ifugao

Lamut River in Ifugao awarded the cleanest river in the entire Philippines

Cordillera - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has recognized Lamut River in Ifugao province as the cleanest river in the entire country. 

The Lamut River was awarded the top prize for Recognizing Individuals/Institutions Toward Vibrant and Enhanced Rivers (RIVERs) for Life Award. 

The award aims to raise public awareness on the need to protect and conserve the country's rivers as the lifeblood of the earth.

The R.I.V.E.Rs for Life Award will greatly contribute to ensuring that the country’s rivers are kept clean.

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Roy A. Cimatu, the DENR Secretary personally handed the awards to the local government unit (LGU) of Lamut, Ifugao during the national department’s 32nd anniversary celebration in Quezon City in June 2019.

Calbayog River in Samar province, Region 8 garnered the second place and Manaba River in Bohol, Region 7 for the third place.

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Cash prizes of P100, 000, P75, 000 and P50, 000 were given to the 1st, 2nd and third placers, respectively.



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