Photo Exhibit on the State of Mangroves in the Philippines Opens May 6 in Cebu
A photo exhibit on the state of mangroves in the Philippines opens on May 6, 2013 at Handuraw
Pizza, Cebu City. “Bakawan” is a fundraiser for Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation
(CCEF) Inc’s Adopt-a-Mangrove Project. It features the works of Artists for /Nature, a group of artists
who does art exhibits fundraisers for various eco organizations.
The artists and organizers behind the event seeks to raise awareness on the importance of mangrove
forests not only to the environment but also to people’s lives. Mangroves (or bakawan in Filipino) are
communities of tropical, salt-tolerant trees and shrubs that grow in tidal flats along coastal lines.
Extremely productive ecosystems, mangrove forests play numerous key roles in both terrestrial and
marine environments. Some of the world’s most extensive collections of mangrove forests can be
found in Asian countries like Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Unfortunately, there has been a
drastic decline in mangroves. In the Philippines, rate of loss is from 2,000 to 3,000 hectares per year.
Manmade activities are the major threat to mangroves. Deforestation, coastal infrastructure, pollution,
overharvesting and destruction of coral reefs are only few of the many causes of mangrove decline.
If mangroves disappear, there will be no feeding sites, habitats and nesting grounds for many wildlife
species including sea creatures. Since mangroves serve as buffer against storms, strong waves and soil
erosion, we will be at huge risk, given that the Philippines is affected by about 20 typhoons annually.
Reforestation is one of the possible solutions. Supporting environmental efforts like CCEF’s Adopt-
A-Mangrove project can go a long way. In this project, CCEF with local community, students, and
partner organizations visit sites that require community-based reforestation and rehabilitation of
degraded mangrove areas for tree planting, monitoring and other related activities.
Bakawan will open on May 6, 6 p.m. at Handuraw Pizza 460 Gorordo Avenue Cebu City. For
inquiries, contact Wendi Garcia +639162742859 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates, check
www.facebook.com/artistsfornature or www.twitter.com/artists4nature.
Banilad Town Centre and Nikon’s Photography Workshops
Banilad Town Centre, one of Cebu’s premier shopping places that offers a variety of shops and restaurants, and Nikon, a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics, and photo imaging technology, will hold two photography weekend workshops on April 13 to 14 and on May 18 to 19 with renowned and multi-awarded professional photographer, and Nikon Pro, Ted Madamba as lecturer.
The Photography Essentials Workshops will consist of both basic digital photography and basic studio lighting. Photography composition and subject placement will be taught during the 8-hour workshop on basic digital photography on April 13 to 14 from 10am to 6pm. A second seminar will also be conducted on basic studio lighting on May 18 to 19 from 10am to 6pm.
“Learning the basics of the art and science of photography is your road map to great captures” says Nikon Pro Ted Madamba, an award-winning photographer who has won several prestigious photo competitions both here and abroad who will be sharing his expertise in the upcoming workshops. He is a part – time mentor and the only Filipino mentor of Bigfoot’s International Academy of Film and Television. Some of his works are featured in both local and international newspapers and magazines. He was recently appointed to be part of Nikon pro – Phils.
The Photography Essentials Workshops will be an opportunity for aspiring photographers and photography enthusiasts to enhance their skills in photography. Both workshops are open for all ages with only limited slots available. For inquiries and reservation, contact (032) 520 – 8911 or 0922 – 81661977.
Banilad Town Centre (BTC) is located along Archbishop Reyes Avenue. Celebrate the BTC way of living with a variety of shopping and dining options for the whole family. It is also a pet – and bike – friendly zone. For updates and more information, contact Customer Service at (032) 345-3260 to 61. For a list of stores, promotions, and activities, visit www.baniladtowncentre.com or add BTC on Facebook at www. facebook.com/baniladtowncenter and Twitter on @btccebu.
Schedule of Activities
MORNING: Gates Open at 9:00 AM
9:00 AM – Pool Party
(All You Can Drink Beer for P150.00 from 9:00 am till 1:00pm)
1. 5 person Team
2. Maximum of 10 Teams
3. Ages 18 above (male or Female)
4. Registration Fee: 2,500.00/Team
a. 5 Tickets for Summer SunScream Event
b. Plaque of Participation
c. 5 Event Shirt
5. Team Name
6. Registration Form
ADVENTURE RACE Prizes:
Champion: P6,000.00 cash/2 Cases of Beer/Trophy
1st Runner Up: P4,000.00 cash/1 Case of Beer/Trophy
2nd Runner Up: P2,500.00 cash/1 case of beer/Trophy
3:00 PM Chill-out Session by the Beach
5:00 PM Adventure Race Awarding
5:30 PM Sunset Session by the Beach
Band Line Up:
POWERSPOONZ, GREYHOUNDZ, QUESO, KAMIKAZEE and a lot more…
DJ LINE UP: Philippines Top DJ’s
VDJ Alfred Maligaya – Mindanao
DJ MArlon Orellano – Visayas
DJ ACE Ramos – Luzon
Dj Elmer Dado W/ Gruppo Tribale – Philippines Pride
DJ YANIX LIM SEKONG – Powerspoonz
DJ JACK LINCUNA
DJ CARLO MOLINA
DJ ED DELARMENTE
DJ CAVIN CLYD BORRES
DICE & K9 w/ HI-C – Philippines HIP HOP Royalty.
MC Paolo Avila – Philippines HYPEMAN of the Year.
Anther Infante – Miss Cebu 2012
SOLENN HEUSSAFF – Philippines Sexiest Woman Alive
Tickets Are Now Available:
Waterfront Concert & Events Counter
Ayala Customer Service Counter
SM Customer Service Counter
Summer Sunscream 2013 Ticket Price:
MAY 11, 2013: P 400.00
MAY 24, 2013: P 600.00
Gate Ticket Price
MAY 25, 2013: P 800.00
For Details Call:
FREE 2 PAIRS of IPANEMA SLIPPERS
Deluxe Beach Front SUite – 15,000.00 with 6 tickets free
Deluxe Regular Suite – 12,000.00 with 6 tickets free
Regular poolside – 12,000.00 with 6 tickets free
Standard Economy – 10,000.00 with 4 tickets free
For Room reservation Please Call:
032.318.1733 or 09177202222