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April 22 was Earth Day, and this time, we headed to Cafe Yagam for “Pake Mo sa El Niño?”, an event for artists, musicians, poets, and more importantly, people who want to be aware and raise awareness for the environmental and socio-political issues that the country is facing

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The event kicked off with mural painting by various Baguio artists, who exhibited their own different styles and techniques to join together to share one message – raising awareness for the Kidapawan farmers.

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Even kids joined in with a canvas to make their own little picture about nature.

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Afterwards, a discussion was lead by Ms. Roxanne Bans Veridiano from Kaduami Inc. to explore the current environmental that the Philippines, and even the world is facing.

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We were suprised to that the Philippines is one of the most affected countries in terms of climate change, and it was really an eye opener to know the possible consequences if everyone won’t make an effort to stop it.



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Ms. Beki Trinos-Tenefrancia also shared her insights on zero-waste management. She encouraged everyone to minimalize wasting anything, whether biodegradable or non-biodegradable.

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“Bigas, Hindi Bala!“ was the cry of the poets and musicians who performed during the event. Each giving such emotional takes on the Philippine crises happening today.

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One of our favorite, striking poems was by Desire Caluza who used the recipe for Dinuguan as a metaphor for the Kidapawan bloodshed.

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Paki Niyo sa El Niño also served as a fundraiser for the Art Relief Mobile Kitchen. The event raised about P10,000 to feed starving people in Arakan Valley.

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One of the things we love and want people to know about Baguio is that Baguio never runs out of activities where absolutely anyone is welcome to join.

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We of Where To, Baguio? invite the people of Baguio to take active part in groups who would, in their own ways, want to make a change in the city, the country, and even the world.

 

 

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