The Rain Forest Restoration Initiative, together with the City Environment and Natural Resources Office of Malaybalay, held the roadshow and poster-making contest at the People’s Hall in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. The RFRI and Malaybalay City ENRO would like to thank the following organizations for their support- Del Monte Philippines, Inc., DENR PENRO Bukidnon, and DENRO-CENRO of Malaybalay.
More than 200 participants attended the roadshow, mostly students and teachers from secondary schools and colleges near Malaybalay City, POs, LGU staff and representatives from DENR-PENRO of Bukidnon and DENR-CENRO of Malaybalay. There were presentations and short messages from the local leaders. PENRO-Bukidnon, for example, presented to the participants their “National Greening Program and Other Initiatives.” The RFRI on the other hand, provided a video and power point presentation about environmental awareness and why use native trees instead of exotic ones in tree planting programs. The open forum was facilitated by the RFRI Coordinator Edwino Fernando and City ENRO staff Kris Tabernero. Rainforestation materials and references were provided to the participants after the acitivty.
RFRI on-the-spot Poster-Making Contest Winners
The following students were the winners of the poster-making contest conducted in the morning of August 23, 2012, with the theme on importance of native Philippine biodiversity. Each received a certificate and cash prize.
1st place: Ben Hannon J. Sarilla, Malaybalay City Central School (MCCS)
2nd place: LG C. Agbalog, Casisang Central School
3rd place: Aubrey Grace Labadan, Saint John's School
High School level
1st place: Anver Christian Marapao , Bukidnon State University-SSL
2nd place: James Marlon Calderon, Bukidnon National High School
3rd place: Alexander Divino, San Isidro College High School