The Environmental Management Bureau-Cordillera Administrative Region in collaboration with CENRO Baguio, CEPMO-WAMD, and DENR -CAR spearheads Kanshun Di Cordillera, Environmental Exhibit and Basura Buster Launch.

A show of talent, creativity and purpose in a 3 hour event in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month 2022 with the theme “Aksyon Para sa Natatanging Mundo.”

On June 17, 2022 at the Malcolm Square Baguio City, EMB-CAR led by RD Ma. Victoria Abrera hosted a mini-concert of Cordilleran talents from a previously conducted Kanshun Di Cordillera, an Environmental Music Video Production Competition held in 2020. The winners were recognized during the program which include: the Champion for the Kanshun Di Cordillera, Mr. Juncel Olsim and Janrau Beray who rendered their winning piece “Daga, Danum, Angin, Apoy”. Semi-finalists who also performed were, The singing brothers, Mr. Jessie and Jerry Villanueva, Mr. Jon Sawac, Mr. Arnel Angel, and Mr. Andrew Paulino, Jr. The songs’ theme showcased “Environmental-related topics, environmental protection, conservation and preservation” in Montanosa Ilocano (Highland Ilocano) and the local dialects.

Part of the activity is an environment exhibit by a renowned Licensed Interior Designer, Ms. Wilhelmina Garcia and Mr. Gilbert Angeles. Both exhibits showcased up-cycling of residuals into beautiful pieces of furnitures and abstract paintings, respectively. Mr. Gilbert Angeles and Ms. Wilhelmina Garcia who are both passionate advocates who are repurposing plastic wastes instead of accumulating such wastes which usually end up in the environment.

Pinas: The Basura Buster mascot and the Basura Buster gaming application were launched during the event through Ms. Elizabeth Antolin, Chief of the Regional Strategic Communication Information Group. The mascot and the gaming app advocate proper segregation of wastes especially among children.

Performances from the DENR -CAR Choir and Dance Troupe were also staged as part of the program.

Ma. Victoria V. Abrera, EMB-CAR Regional Director, in her welcome remarks called for unity and the public’s collective action to protect and restore the environment. She encouraged everyone’s active involvement and participation.

“If you cannot figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose,” This wraps up the message of RD Abrera who leads one of the major environmental events in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month.

Atty. Cleo Sabado-Andrada, Assistant Regional Executive Director of the Management Services of DENR-CAR, on the other hand said that it is everyone’s responsibility to take care of the environment for the sake of the future generation.

EMB-CAR staff led by Engr. Ricardo P. Dang-iw also distributed IEC materials on RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

The event was also attended by Regional Director Juanita Domoguen of the Professional Regional Commission, representatives from LGU Baguio City, staff from City Environment and Parks Management Office, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, CENRO-Baguio, Watershed and Water Resources Research Center, and the Baguio City Police Office. #OnlyOneEarth #natatangingmundo #TayoAngKalikasan