ASEZ WAO Receives Manila Bay-ani Award
Sep 22, 2020

Young adult volunteer group ASEZ WAO (Save the Earth from A to Z — We Are One Family) has been awarded with a Certificate of Gratitude at the Manila Bay-ani Awards. This follows ASEZ WAO’s previous Manila Bay cleanup efforts, such as participation in the 2019 Battle for Manila Bay and a separate cleanup drive in January 12 of this year.

The Manila Bay-ani Awards took place on September 19, 2020 (World Coastal Cleanup Day) at the Manila Yacht Club, with DENR secretary Roy Cimatu in attendance. ASEZ WAO delegates personally received the certificate from DENR-MBCO director Jacob Meimban on September 21.

Manila Bay-ani awardees are recognized for their “passion and enthusiasm towards the restoration and protection of Manila Bay,” as quoted from the Certificate of Gratitude. Signatories include International Council for Environmental Law executive governor Nicholas Robinson, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development president Durwood Zaelke, Normandy Chair for Peace director Emilie Gaillard, and former Asia-Pacific Center for Environmental Law director Lye Lin Heng.

ASEZ WAO consists of the Church of God young adult workers from 7,000 churches in 175 countries. The organization’s name carries the message, “Let’s become one and save the earth from A to Z.” ASEZ WAO delivers love to all mankind according to the teachings of God the Father and God the Mother, who said, “Love your neighbors as yourself.” Its vision is for young adult workers around the world to unite to make a happy future where seven billion people become one in Mother’s love.

ASEZ WAO is an international young adult worker volunteer group based in Republic of Korea.