Music and the Youth takes Center Stage at the MNWD’s Environment Month Celebration

On June 28 2019, the Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) thru the Engineering and Environment Department under OIC-Department Manager Vicente Aniceto D. Rubio spearheaded the “Himig ng Kabataan para sa Kalikasan” Singing Contest and Bloodletting activity at the Naga City Ecology Park, Brgy. San Felipe, Naga City.

In celebration of the Philippine Environment Month and MNWD’s 40th Anniversary, the event aims to create awareness and collaboration towards an environmentally sensitive community prioritizing environmental integrity, accountability, and respect for the environment and sustaining life for other people.

The activity also hopes to spread awareness among the youth as future stewards of the environment with the support of the stakeholders such as Bicol Red Cross, LGU Naga, 9th ID Battalion Philippine Army Isarog Garden Society Foundation, Junior and Senior High Schools within the service coverage area of MNWD, Philippine National Police, the Rotary Club of Naga, and Ms. Ana Marie P. Delloro.

Ten schools participated in the singing competition in 3 categories: Solo, Duet, and Group. Below were the winners of the contest:

Category Place Name School
Solo 1st Prize Jermaine Denise M. Domingo Naga Parochial School
2nd Prize Jelly A. Abad Tinago National High School
3rd Prize Kiara Victor D. Del Rosario Universidad de Sta. Isabel
Duet 1st Prize Shiloh Kezia I. Serrantes Universidad de Sta. Isabel
Will John F. Aquino
2nd Prize Joshua P. Jallores Tinago National High School
Gelline B.Pendor
3rd Prize Zaine Schelby Skye M. Bermundo Naga Parochial School
Edrian Von D. Euste
Group 1st Prize Keith Vann R. Soltes Naga Parochial School
Ynna  Raiy Salaver
Nina Jamila R. Mendoza
Kurt Ian P. De Silva
Sofia Mikaela V. De Jesus
2nd Prize Sweet P. Bayola Universidad de Sta. Isabel
Gabrielle Anna C. Nacario
Jessel I. Cañaveral
Samantha Nicole D. Betito
Clarence C. Clores
3rd Prize Angeline D. Miral Gainza National High School
Cristel Ann A. Escano
Monica L. Rago
Aprel P. San Juan
Irene C. Francisco

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Vice-Chairperson Monina Lily A. Claveria welcomed all the participants while GM Virgilio B. Luansing I gave the overview of the event. In his remarks, GM Luansing I emphasized the importance of collaboration from all sectors especially the youth to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment. He likewise thanked them for being part of the celebration. (Auria S. Gonzales)


PARTICIPANTS AND ORGANIZERS. The participants of the singing contest together with the MNWD EED organizers, Management, and staff during the “Himig ng Kabataan para sa Kalikasan” Singing Contest and Bloodletting Activity last June 28, 2019.






BLOODLETTING. Another highlight of the event is the Bloodletting activity simultaneously held at the Ecology Hall.