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A free workshop for upcycling of beverage tin cans dubbed as “Moto in Can” was held July 27 in Brooke’s Point town.
Renowned local artist Mr. Jc Enon facilitated the activity that was organized and presented by Frontier Lodge on its 13th anniversary.
The two-part workshop was attended by environment-friendly individuals while government agencies DTI, DENR, and MENRO sent representatives. Some school teachers, barangay hall officials, staff and elementary students also joined.
Mr. Nemisio Evangelista, a former government employee and owner of Frontier Lodge, told the participants to do their part in preserving the clean and green town of Brooke’s Point.
The morning activities were held at Event Hall of Frontier Lodge, and at Barangay Hall of District II in the afternoon.
Mr. Enon taught the participants to actively engage in 4C’s activities and help to lessen the trash littered in the surroundings and to maintain the clean and green image of the town.
Activities included in 4C’s are: Collect, Clean, Cut and Create. The gathering of trashes that can be recycled and upcycled is under Collect stage. Cleaning and preparation of all recyclable materials follow. Tips on how to Cut the tin cans and materials and tools preparation have also presented the process. Lastly, the Creativity of art enthusiasts was kindled.
“Simpleng pagtulong namin taontaon sa kalikasan at kapwa po ay paraan namin para pasalamatan si Lord sa mga biyaya na binigay nya, dahil naniniwala po kami na sa simpleng pagtulong sa kapawa at kalikasan, maari kaming maging instrumento upang maparamdam sa kanila ang pagmamahal at kabutihan ng ating Panginoon,” said Ms. Shin Evangelista, Manager of Frontier Lodge.
Ms. Evangelista encouraged the participants to continuously live the life of an eco-warrior in their town. To motivate them, prizes were awarded to the participants both in the adult and kid categories.
The “Owl” creation of Gabay Guhit and members of Life Church group was declared first prize winner in the adult category while “Camera” was the first prize winner in kid category from students of Brooke’s Point Central Elementary School. Other handcrafted creations of groups are “Ship” of government agencies, “Plane” of teachers and church members, “E-Trike” of JVL Services and Unlad and “Bike” of Brooke’s Point Central School students.
Apart from the workshop, the participants also received freebies and prizes in the raffle draw and free snacks sponsored by the Frontier Lodge. The Moto in Can product exhibit and photo opportunity ended the day-long activity.