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:
|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|
|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.