Attended by representatives from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Tanggol Kalikasan, Batanes State College (BSC) launched its Institute of Environmental Governance (IEG), a training program for local government officials, on March 12, 2020.

Before the unveiling activity, Ms. Doris Amanady of Tanggol Kalikasan talked about the organization and its program. It was followed by a presentation prepared by Ms. Elena Derige on the IEG program and the Environmental Justice Sector Reform in the Philippines (EJSRP) Phase II Project of the United States Department of International Narcotics Law Enforcement and the United States Department of the Interior – International Technical Assistance Program.

Messages of unity was given by Tanggol Kalikasan President Ramon Grimaldo, BSC President Dr. Alfonso Simon and DILG Representative Tedrick Eivanz Danao.