In celebration of the 11th Watershed Day in the Province of Quezon, the RFRI conducted a roadshow and storytelling contest and facilitated an exhibit in partnership with Infanta and Real municipalities’ Multi-Sectoral Watershed Management Council (MSWMC). The activities were held in Infanta Plaza.
RFRI exhibit include tarps featuring types of Philippine forests, Haribon Foundation’s ROAD to 2020, as well as information about the core members of RFRI and the importance of native trees. RF materials were distributed to the council members- local government units of Infanta and Real, students, teachers and community organizations.
The RFRI organized the roadshow for the MSWMC members- MENRO staff of Infanta, reresentatives from LGUs, Infanta Quezon Water District, local POs, teachers and students from secondary schools and colleges who have tree planting activities. The roadshow was done to disseminate to the local stakeholders the importance of using native species in restoring Philippine biodiversity and forests.
Winners of Storytelling Contest
In partnership with MSWMC and REINA Federation of Parents Association, Inc., secondary schools from Infanta and Real were invited to send one participant for the story telling contest. A workshop before the contest was provided by the facilitators from REINA Federation. The theme of the contest was based on the importance of native Philippine biodiversity and what we can do to conserve it.
Below are the winners for the storytelling contest who received certificates and cash prizes.
1st place: Fatima L. Peñamante, Tongohin National High School
2nd place: Joshua Paril, Mount Carmel School of Infanta
3rd place: Benirose Marie Talabucon of Ungos National High School