Pasay City Champions Sustainability through Recycled Costume Making Contest
Demonstrating a commitment to environmental consciousness and creativity, Pasay City recently hosted the Recycled Costume Making Contest on November 8, 2023. The event, spearheaded by the Pasay City Social Welfare and Development Department, showcased the ingenuity of participants in crafting costumes from recycled materials.
With the theme "From Waste to Wonders - towards a Sustainable ECO CITY," the contest aimed not only to highlight creativity but also to address environmental concerns. Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano emphasized the broader significance of the event, stating, “Others might think that this is just a showcase of creativity, but it is definitely more than that. Sa lahat ng mga costume na nailikha ng bawat contestant, we are able to reduce waste, carbon footprint, and all kinds of pollution. Sa bawat produkto ng recycled goods, we are able to help heal mother earth, one costume at a time.”
Participants from various levels of education competed in the contest, each presenting unique and innovative recycled costumes. The winners were celebrated not only for their artistic flair but also for their contribution to sustainable practices.
Winners by Level:
- 1st Place: ARDEA FAITH L. FORTU (Bernabe Elementary School)
- 2nd Place: CHRISTIAN DANE TABADA (T. Paez Elementary School)
- 3rd Place: JOHN MARK UBERAS (Social Development Center)
Junior High Level
- 1st Place: JUNEVA MARIE P. BABIA (Pasay City West High School)
- 2nd Place: RHENZ BAYER LUCINARIO (ALS - PCYH)
- 3rd Place: KIMBERLY BONGA (Pasay City North High School - MDC)
Senior High School Level
- 1st Place: JERTE R. FLORENDO (Ralayaan National High School)
- 2nd Place: EARL VENTURA (Pasay City West High School)
- 3rd Place: LAVINA RELLANOS (ALS - Social Development Center)
The event not only showcased the artistic talents of the participants but also emphasized the importance of sustainable practices in contributing to a healthier and more eco-friendly city. Pasay City continues to champion initiatives that promote environmental awareness and creativity among its residents.
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