CEBU CITY, Philippines - The Rotary Club of Cebu Mabolo (RCCM) conducted its poster-making contest last Sept. 1 with the theme ?The Role of the Youth in Environmental Protection through Solid Waste Management.?
RCCM president Glenn Minerva said the contest was aimed to educate the youth regarding environmental protection and to promote the waste management program of SM.
In cooperation with SM City Cebu, the contest was participated by the high school students from the different schools in Cebu City and the out-of-school youths.
?The activity gave us the opportunity to show how we care for the environment and to keep it (environment) clean and green,? said Lorena Masbaño, a 4th year student of Abellana National High School and one of the contestants.
Masbaño said the activity was also a good venue for the youths to express their ideas through drawings on how to help save Mother Earth like tree planting and disseminating information on the proper disposal of garbage.
Every first Saturday of the month, SM City Cebu is having its waste market fair, where scrap buyers buy junks like plastic bottles and other plastic products, aluminum cans, tin cans, metals, electronic equipment, old computers, electric appliances, used lead acid batteries, scrap papers and old newspapers.
?The main purpose is actually proper disposal. The fair is a venue where people can dispose of their waste properly. Aside from getting money from trash, they also help the environment become clean,? Tata Mempin, assistant mall manager of SM City Cebu, stressed.
SM?s waste market fair is in partnership with RCCM.
Starting with the poster-making contest last Sept. 1, the RCCM will be conducting a series of activities related to solid waste management every first Saturday of the month until December.
It includes essay writing contest on October, fashion show featuring recyclable materials on November and parol and jingle making contests on December.
Meanwhile, Nichole Ruaya placed first in the poster-making contest.
Jerome S. Tanilon followed at second and Mark Gil A. Sapio at third.
Special awards were also given to Shalynne Gaulber Honteeano for her ?Abstract Work?, Angelique Cabezas for her ?Standard Instructional Work? and Lorena Masbaño for her ?Creative Instructional Work?.
The formal awarding ceremony will be held right after the oratorical contest, which is also organized by RCCM, on Sept. 28 at the SM City Cebu Entertainment Center. /UP 3rd year Masscom student Maria Armie Sheila B. Garde.