Celebrities lend helping hands at the Earth Day Jam 2013

9th Avenue corner 34th Street Bonifacio Global City, Taguig-Philippines

concert stage

early birds gets the best place at the concert grounds

Earth Day Jam t-shirt  for sale- the proceeds of the sales goes to the Earth Day Foundation

Pilipinas Youth Environment  Network 

Kilus Foundation

Kababaihang Iisa ang Layuning Umunlad ang Sambayanan or KILUS   Foundation is an  all women organization consisting of 500 strong women force based on Barangay Ugong, Pasig City.The  primary objective is to help clean up mother earth and give livelihood to our less fortunate constituents.

bags made from recycled tetra packs juices and spaghetti sauce

Telefax: (632) 671-2834

Address: (Office & Showroom):
36 C. Santos St. Ugong, Pasig City 1604 Philippines
Address: (Branch & Showroom)
Tiendesitas Fashion Village Section
Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue, Corner C-5, Ugong, Pasig City Philippines

Website: http://www.kilus.org/

Mr. Ivan Mayrina ( White shirt ) a senior reporter/ anchor and host of GMA channel 7 and QTV channel 11 together with an Earth Day Jam participant

It was my first time as a writer/ blogger  to join the country’s longest-running environmental awareness concert for Mother Earth, Earth Day Jam, stages a brand-new environmental campaign, bringing on the critical global climate change issue straight to public’s doorstep. The FREE public concert started in Subic , Zambales as a small gathering of artists and environmental advocates 12 years ago.

Kalayo started the performance with a bang

Since then, the event had grown bigger with several host cities like ( Tomas Morato street)  Quezon City,  SM MOA – Pasay  and Fort Bonifacio Global City .

Ms. Lou Bonnevie- event organizer

The last time that i was able to join the Earth Day Jam  sometime in 2005  when the concert was held  in Tomas Morato street  in Quezon City. The concert started at around past 7:00pm . The  crowd swell to more than 6,000 by the time the concert started .

L-R program hosts Ms. Monica Llamas, Mr. Alvin Anson, Ms. Lou Bonnevie and Ms. Issa Litton

Ms. Gretchen Fullido of ABS-CBN channel 2

Featuring some of the country’s favorite rock bands like Rocksteddy, Callalily, Rivermaya, Sandwich, Moonstar 88, Ely Buendia’s new group called Oktaves with Nina,  Brownman Revival, Reggae Mistress, former 6Cyclemind frontman Ney, Lou, Kitchie Nadal and Barbie Almalbis with newbies Abra, Gracenote and Absolute Play.

Mr. Teddy Corpuz- singer/ vocalist of Rocksteddy

Earth Day Jam 2013, which has turned into a traditional annual venue for aspiring and established Filipino  pop artists over the years, is seeking to bring in more personalities to embrace the concert’s pro-environment campaign.

Booster Energy Drink

There are also around a dozen advocacy booths which promotes their advocates such as waste recycling , selling of t-shirts for the foundation and eco-friendly transportation .

DENR booth gave away free tree saplings

Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( DENR ) advocacy booth gave away FREE tree saplings for those who are interested in planting  tree seedlings in their backyard . The officials from the agency also gave away interesting leaflets , posters and booklets on how to save mother nature and the environment .

Reggae Mistress

Sponsors include  Department of Environment and Natural Resources , Smart Communications, Shell Philippines, Energy Development Corp., PCSO, PAGCOR with support from NLEX and Climate Change Commission, MYX, The Philippine STAR, Business World, Crossover and Radio High.

Note: I would like to ” Thank” Mr. Ross del Rosario for the warm invitation extended to us, Ms. Lou Bonnevie and Ms. Carol

All photos are taken by the author, to those people who would like to use the pictures for any purposes please link this site.

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Earth Day Jam 2013

Earth Day Jam 2013

Now on its’ 13th year , Earth Day Jam 2013 in cooperation with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, City of Taguig , Earth Day Foundation . This is a FREE concert by artists which aims to create awareness in the environment . Some of the bands performing includes Calla lily,Rivermaya,  Ms. Barbie Almabis, Rocksteddy, Barbie, Moonstar 88, Lou Bonnevie and Kitchie Nadal among others .

vicinity map

The event will be held  on April 19,2013  . Venue : 9th Avenue corner 34th Street Bonifacio Global City Taguig.

Here is the information:

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/EarthdayJamFoundation

Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Christmas Party 2011

It was hot and humid afternoon on December 3,2011 when the Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society Inc. or simply PNPCSI hold its annual Christmas party at the home of Mr. Reg Yuson a new member , His home is  located in Scout Chuatoco street  Quezon City.

Arundina graminifolia or bamboo orchid planted in one section of the property

The author arrived past 4 :00PM and saw Mr. Micheal Agbayani Calamaro  ( PNPCSI) board member for year 2011 to 2012 . He came all the way from Ilocos Norte just to attend this event.

various kinds of ferns

I was warmly welcome by the host and had a few conversation with Mr. Reg Yuson . The house and lot if about 1, 100 square meters and sits on prime location.

Ms. Regielene Soriano -Gonzales, Mr. Ronald Achacoso and Mr. Reg Yuson

Mr. Yuson is an artist and had several sculpture projects in  Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig , an avid plant collector and he also customizes car.

Photo caption : Patrick Gozon, Noel Malacad, Mr. Reg Yuson, Edwin Tadiosa, Ronald Achacoso, Rommel Arriola and Micheal Agbayani Calamaro

One by one the member arrived , at past 6:00pm the party started by a short prayer and introduction of each member . A short power point presentation was shown to the attendees .

Dr. Antonio Manila speaking before the members and invited guests

The presentation highlights was the participation of the society to several events like annual Philippine Horticultural Society show held in 2011 and the First Leonardo Co’s International Symposium held at the Tambunting Hall of the National Museum for the Filipino People  ( formerly  known as Finance Building) last November 2011 and the various horticultural walks that was conducted by the members of the society.

Mr. Ivan Serenas a new member of the society partake at the evening buffet

Mr. Ivan Serenas is a bird watcher, photographer and travel guide. He is also a member of various environmental and bird watching clubs.  Sarenas has traveled the Philippines extensively and exhaustively as photographer of the prestigious Philippines Yearbook, as well as for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Greenpeace, Conservational International, National Geographic Productions, and the BBC. His  art photographs have been exhibited at Pinto Gallery and the Ayala Museum in Makati and in the International photography exhibition such as in Tokyo, Japan and Paris  France.

Among the popular tours are the UP Diliman’s Tree Walk conducted by Architect Patrick Gozon and UP Los Banos  Heritage Tree Trek .

Ms. Veronica Peralejo received the certificate of appreciation from Dr. Antonio Manila and Mr. Anthony Arbias for her artistic contribution of the club’s logo

The food was prepared by Chef Eugene Catipon  and Mr.  Rico Quimbo .

Mrs. Elisa Montecastro an active member of various horticultural societies invited members to come and visit her resort in Subic , Zambales on January 2012.

Chef Eugene

I had to leave the place at past 7:00 pm together with Mrs. Elisa Montecastro who dropped me near Manila Seedling Bank where another party is being hosted by Philippine Orchid Society.

The Christmas party extended until past 12 midnight and was dubbed by some members as PNPCSI Marathon Christmas party.