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CAPSU Stude Tops Climate Change Essay Writing Tilt PDF Print E-mail

Josie Ubierna, a college student of CAPSU-Dayao campus, outstripped 27 other contestants in the said competition here conducted by the Philippine Information Agency.

The activity was part of the activities of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Western Visayas in its climate change mitigation and adaptation advocacy.

Aside from Ubierna, Dann Lovelle Cortel of Capiz State University- Roxas City main campus won the second place and Krischelle Silvestre of the College of St. John-Roxas placed third in the said competition.

Tuburan National High School Principal Rizalina Barruela, Capiz National High School- School of the Future Coordinator Gilbert Galagate and The Capiz Times Columnist Virgilio Clavel were the judges for the contest.

The winners for the said competition will receive P10,000 cash plus trophy and certificate of recognition, P7,000 cash and certificate of recognition and P5,000 cash and certificate of recognition for the first, second and third place, respectively.

The winners will represent the province of Capiz to the Regional Level Competition on October 17 in Iloilo City.

Western Visayas PIA Regional Director lawyer Ma. Janet C. Mesa said that the competition was conceived to serve as a venue whereby the youth can articulate and impart ideas and suggestions on how to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

She said that the writing competition aims to solicit the support of the youth particularly students in coming up with ideas and suggestions on climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as  help develop the capability of the youth in tackling climate change issues and concerns with the end-goal of helping communities become safer and more resilient.

Mesa explained that climate change affects all nations on Planet Earth and the Philippines is one of the countries that is most vulnerable to its adverse effects especially typhoons, droughts and floods.

She cited super typhoon Yolanda which occurred in November 2013 as already an example of the adverse effects of climate change.

Meanwhile, Mesa urged everybody play an active role and concerted global effort in climate change mitigation and adaptation, including sound disposal of our solid, liquid and gaseous wastes, in order to minimize if not eliminate our contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, otherwise the Philippines will continue to experience even worse calamities with grave consequences . (JCM/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)

- See more at: http://r06.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=991412311674#sthash.BuLliE6x.dpuf

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