The Department of Public Works and Highways - Camarines Norte District Engineering Office (DPWH-CNCDEO) bagged the national Red Orchid Award of the Department of Health (DOH) for its efforts in promoting smoke-free working environment.
In a report, DPWH-CNDEO District Engineer Ricardo R. Gutierrez said their first national award from DOH was received in an event held at Fort Ilocandia, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.
Engr. Gutierrez said DPWH-CNDEO is actively promoting the DOH advocacy program for tobacco-free environment and has also been adjudged winner for two (2) consecutive years under regional level.
He also vowed to continuously promote a hundred percent smoke-free working environment within his jurisdiction as he expressed optimism that DPWH-CNDEO will achieve the Regional Hall of Fame and the second national level award in 2018.
Red Orchid Award is a special recognition to smoke-free government establishments that is conceptualized to combat tobacco use and to work for a tobacco-free environment using the World Health Organization’s “MPOWER” Framework.
Aside from DOH, Civil Service Commission also recognized DPWH-CNDEO with Regional Winner Award for 2 consecutive years as Best Smoke-Free Government Agency for actively complying on the measures by the WHO Framework on Convention on Tobacco Control and Tobacco Regulation Act of 2013.