Creativity and resourcefulness were showcased by the 23 contestants from both public and private schools in the City of San Fernando during this year’s Eco-Fashion Competition held in VistaMall Pampanga on June 26, 2018.
Spearheaded by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office, the participants used their artistic and innovative concepts in designing their own costumes made by recyclable and indigenous materials.
During her speech, OIC-City Environment and Natural Resources Office Regina Rodriguez expressed her gratitude to all the school participants for always supporting the annual competition. She encouraged everyone to practice and apply in their everyday lives the proper segregation of waste towards healthy environment.
“Ika-apat na nating Eco-Fashion competition ito, and we are looking forward na maipagpapatuloy pa natin ito dahil sa ganitong paraan ay natuturuan natin ang mga kabataan kung paano mahalin at bigyan ng malasakit ang ating kalikasan,” Rodriguez said.
For his part, Mayor Edwin ‘EdSa’ Santiago highlighted the importance of inculcating the youth on environmental practices.
“I believe that responsible action is needed to preserve our environment, at their young age we should teach them on how to save our mother earth even just in simple ways, because in the future they will be the one to benefit from it,” Santiago said.
The winners for this year’s Eco-Fashion Competition were Adriane Liwanag from Lyndale Academy and Maricar Monserate from NorthVille High School (1st runners up), Primel James Pineda from Calulut Integrated School and Shiela Escala from Malino Integrated School (2nd runners up), Jonathan Ortega from Maimpis High School and Camille Joy Mallari from Lyndale Academy (3rd runners up).
Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, City Councilor BJ Lagman and OIC-City Administrator Engr. Michael Quizon graced the said competition.