For rallying his students to participate in watershed protection and conservation program, senior high school teacher Franco RinoApoyon (holding trophy) of Kabasalan National High Schoolin Zamboanga Sibugay is recognized with a Water Leadership Award during the 2019 World Water Day celebration on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Novotel Hotel in Quezon City.  Apoyon’s “Adopt-a-Watershed” program has resulted in the planting of 5,000 endemic forest tree species along the streams of the municipal watershed. The award was presented to Apoyon byCabinet Secretary KarloNograles (center), National Water Resources Board Executive Director Sevillo David, Jr. (2nd from left), Maynilad Water Chief Finance Officer Ricardo de los Reyes (left) and Environmental Management Bureau Assistant Director Vizminda Osorio (right). ###