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Lakan at Lakambini winners support Bulacan’s environment program
By: PPAO
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
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BEAUTY WITH A CAUSE. The Lakan at Lakambini ng Kalikasan 2011 title holders Jovet Andrade and Janine Charisse Pile gleefully shake hands with Provincial Information Officer Maricel Santos-Cruz as Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Head Atty. Rustico de Belen orients the duo of their responsibilities as Lakan at Lakambini ng Kalikasan. The said title holders will help in the national greening program of the government and will also serve as the poster persons for Bulacan environment month. Also in the picture is Lakan and Lakambini Foundation Founding President Jo Clemente. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS— Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado hailed the initiatives of the Lakan and Lakambini Charities as the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) found new allies in its environment protection programs through the newly crowned winners.

“This activity headed by Jo Clemente and the BENRO is a very good way of actively involving the youths in the protection of environment and natural resources as well as in boosting public awareness on climate change,” said Alvarado.

The “Lakan at Lakambini ng Kalikasan” title holders are now fully- booked for the year 2012 and will serve as ambassadors of the environment protection programs of the PGB, the Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office announced yesterday.

BENRO chief Rustico “Teddy” de Belen said Lakan Jovet Andrade, 19, of San Rafael and Lakambini Janine Charisse H. Pile, 18, will help create public awareness on the issue of climate change and will also serve as role models for the protection of environment and natural resources in Bulacan.

De Belen said the “Lakan at Lakambini ng Kalikasan” will be actively involved in the promotion of solid waste management programs and all climate change adaptation and mitigating projects that will be put up in various areas of Bulacan.

They will also be involved in the massive clean-up and rehabilitation of the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando Rivers, one of Bulacan’s major river systems that were tagged by the New York based environmental watchdog Blacksmith Institute as among the dirtiest rivers in the world.

The duo will also help in the national greening program by assisting in the tree planting activities of the government. They will also serve as poster persons for Bulacan environment month and in the Singkaban fiesta.

“They are now the Lakan and Lakambini with a cause,” De Belen said adding that it is high time for young people to actively participate in the protection of the planet against global warming. ###

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