The Department of the Interior and Local Government – Nueva Ecija joined the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in their Clean-up Activity and Celebration of the World Wildlife Day on March 5, 2013 at Minalungao National Park (MNP), General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. The activity coincided with the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) with the theme "Manila Bay Clean-up and IEC on Manila Bay, Biodiversity, Wild Life and DENR Programs and Projects". It was participated in by different agencies led by DENR headed by PENRO Leovino C. Ignacio; Cabanatuan City ENRO; Palayan City ENRO; Municipal ENRO; DILG-NE, LGOO III Girard M. Sawit, Admin Aide IV Edgardo W. Adriano, Jr. and Admin Aide IV Jessica J. Esguerra represented DILG-NE Provincial Director and concurrent Assistant Regional Director Abraham A. Pascua; LGU-Gen. Tinio; TV-48, Barangay Officials of Barangay Pias headed by Punong Barangay Robert Fernandez; Public Information Office; 4H Club; NEPG-OPA; and Faculty and Elementary Students from Barangay Pias. The activity also included Environmental Awareness Activity participated in by students and faculty.
PENRO Leovino C. Ignacio shared an inspiring message which encourages the residents nearby Minalungao Park to further enrich the resources given to their barangay. He advocated the conservation of our natural assets and stressed the importance of reserving and caring for the Protected Areas which serve as a home of various flora and fauna. The activity concluded with a message from Cabanatuan City ENRO congratulating all those who participated in the activity especially the Barangay Officials of Barangay Pias for their efforts and full support.