Friday, March 4, 2011

OROL event in Philippines (Feb 22, 2011)

Our Rivers, Our Life Campaign
Children and Youth Action for the South East Asia Rivers Day

KALITAWHAN Working Group on Biodiversity in the Philippines, represented by Gitib, Inc., successfully launched Our Rivers, Our Life (OROL) Campaign on February 22, 2011.  This was in simultaneous with The Regional Working Group on Biodiversity with the Theme: Children and Youth Action for the South East Asia Rivers Day.

On February 19, 2011, two (2) days before the main activity, Gitib Project Coordinator Allan Ramirez bestowed a TV interview with Ronda Balita-Ozamiz which was aired on local news TV the next day.  A video footage with children was also accomplished on that same day which can be viewed already in Youtube website, entitled OROL: The River and The Children.
To highlight the foremost day of launching, a one-hour motorcade was conducted on Tuesday, February 22 spearheaded by Gitib with the participation of thirty (30) motorcycles in partnership with the driver’s association.  The weather did not cooperate favourably since the motorcade was accompanied with heavy rains and floods in most of the streets, yet it was carried out well.  Gitib staff and the motorcycle drivers were unbeaten with the bad weather conditions and came through with a successful event.

 The motorcade was conducted at 10:00AM-11:00AM along the streets of Catadman Bongabong to Don Anselmo Bernad, Bonifacio St., Rizal St., Burgos St., and Port Road in Ozamiz City.

A subsequent River Trekking activity will also be held on the 26th of February at Labo River in Ozamiz City with the participation of children’s organizations. This is still in connection with the OROL Campaign.

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