Earth Day Text Contest Winners

25 May 2010 - 12:00am

In line with the Earth Day Text Contest, we would like to congratulate the following winners: 


1. Inday U. Matugas  

    " I commit to plant 2000 Narra Trees along Gen. Luna Highway and 5000 Acasia trees along Dapa to Del Carmen Highway in Siargao island."


2. Antonio Maypa 

    " I will continue to teach ang inspire students to be more responsible on what they use, dispose ang take away from the environment for it greatly affects our planet. " 


3. Juliana Rose Pagador

  "I promise to recycle my old notebooks' pages to form a new notebook and instead of riding in smoke belching vehicle, i will ride in a bike."


4. Paula Marinella

    " I am religiously practicing waste segregation in our house and encourage my relatives to do the same to save mother Earth"





Document Earth Hour and Win Prizes


Earth Hour Press Release

The lights will go off for one hour on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm in key cities and towns in the Philippines and all over the world. It's called Earth Hour.

Earth Hour 2010 is a global call to action to every individual, every business, and every community. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, and to get actively involved in working towards a sustainable future. People all over the world will turn off their lights and join together in creating a vital conversation about the future of our precious planet.

Last year, the Philippines ranked 1st worldwide in terms of total number of cities and towns that participated in Earth Hour. This year, the goal is to get 15 million Filipinos in 1,000 cities and towns all over the country to participate in Earth Hour 2010. By switching off our lights at 8:30 pm on March 27th, we convey a simple yet powerful message: each of us can make a difference in the fight against climate change.

You can document participation in Earth Hour in your locality, using your mobile phone or digital camera. That way, you can help show the whole world how committed we Filipinos are to united action against climate change. The top sixty (60) entries—30 digital photographs and 30 videos—will be included in the official Philippine audio-visual report to the global Earth Hour Secretariat and will be posted on In addition, the entries that most capture the spirit of Earth Hour will be gifted with cellphones, DVD players, and official Earth Hour t-shirts as tokens of our appreciation.

Contest guidelines:

1. The contest is open to all Philippine-based individuals, aged 15 years and above.

2. To qualify, entrants must register via SMS through 5777. Their respective mobile numbers will serve to tag any number of entries.

3. To register—

a) Send to 5777 (Smart & Globe users only) the following text message from your mobile phone:

            GREEN(space) REG(space) firstname(slash) middleinitial(slash) lastname(slash) EARTH

Example: green reg Juan/C/De la Cruz/Earth

b) Then, turn on your messaging facilities by sending a second text message to 5777 as follows:


4. There will be two categories: photo and video. Digital cameras and cellular phones may be used. All entries must be about an Earth Hour event (taken between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on March 27 or other related activity undertaken in line with Earth Hour and which captures the spirit of Earth Hour).

5. To submit multiple entries, one must label each one as follows:
a. For photo entries: 09xx-xxxxxxx-p001, 09xx-xxxxxxx-p002, etc.
b. For video entries: 09xx-xxxxxxx-v001, 09xx-xxxxxxx-v002, etc.

6. Photo entries for digital cameras must be printed in 8R size. Send all entries with a copy in CD format, which includes the name, registered mobile number, address, email, category and signature of the entrant. Entrants need to submit a brief description of the event/activity captured in photo/video (no more than 50 words).
7. Video entries must be no shorter than one (1) minute and no longer than three (3) minutes each. They must be submitted as mpeg or avi files with live or recorded audio or music, in DVD format, then stored in a hard plastic DVD case. Name, registration number, address, email, mobile number, category and signature of the entrant must be written on both the DVD and its case

8. Photo and video entries must be submitted by March 31, 2010 (or at least postmarked if sent through mail on the said date) to:

Earth Hour Secretariat
6/F, PNOC Building 6, Energy Center
Merritt Road, Ft. Bonifacio
Taguig City, Metro Manila

9. The top sixty (60) entries—30 digital photographs and 30 videos—will be included in the official Philippine audio-visual report to the global Earth Hour Secretariat and will be posted on In addition, the most interesting entries that capture the spirit of Earth Hour will be gifted with cellphones, DVD players and official Earth Hour t-shirts as tokens of our appreciation.

10. Winners will be notified by email and via SMS (text) from 5777. To claim their prizes, winners should show the text message or email sent by the Secretariat confirming their awarded entry and bring one legal ID with photo (SSS, driver’s license, passport or school ID.). Provincial winners will claim their prize at a designated area to be provided by the Secretariat.

11. All entries become the property of Earth Hour Philippines.

In the Philippines, Earth Hour 2010 effort is being organized by WWF-Philippines, the Department of Energy (DOE), the Green Army Philippines Network, and the SWITCH movement.

Various organizations—representing civil society, the business community, the religious sector, the youth, national agencies and local governments—have already committed their full support for Earth Hour, the global expression of a desire for serious and sustained action on global warming.

Join Earth Hour 2010! Turn off your lights at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 27 and document your participation to publicly register your commitment to the global community!

Save energy. Save Earth.

Earth Hour official sign-up website:
EarthHour materials website:

“Stone and Water Ideas for Your Valentine”

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, 6:30-7:30 PM in Kalikasan, Kaunlaran!


Horti 2010 at the Manila Seedling Bank, which ended on Feb. 8, was a steal! With entrance fee of only P20/day (or P10/day if you are a Senior Citizen or student), you could have viewed beautiful landscape arrangements with exotic plants and flowers, and attended two seminars per day—from vermiculture to water-wise irrigation.


Two of the novel ideas presented at the seminars could produce your gifts to your Valentine—Suiseki, the art of using natural stones, and a water-wise irrigation system using an automated, non-electrical technique plus indigenous and recycled materials.


Tune in/watch Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!) on Feb. 10, 2010, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 PM, as Dr. Cora Claudio, President, EARTH Institute Asia, presents these two ideas. Guests are youthful Felicidad “Fely” Gupit, Founding President of the Natural Stone Society of the Philippines and Director, Philippine Horticulture Society, and Philip K.N. Choo, who has opted to retire in the Philippines and help farmers and gardeners use water wisely.


KK! Is accessible through DZRH-AM radio (666 in Metro Manila, other kHz nationwide), TV (Ch. 9 in Metro Manila, other cable TV channels nationwide), and Internet or ( Join the Quiz, contests, campaigns and projects of EARTH and KK! To join all, register at 2299: earth<space>your message. 


EARTH Institute Asia and  DZRH co-produce KK!, with the support of Unilever, Unilab, Toby's Sports, Le Cellier French Wine Selection, Yehey.Com, Management Association of the Philippines,  and   Brahma Kumaris,  and  with the cooperation of various organizations--GREEN Army, PFST, TOWNS, PBE, AIJC, PEIA, DENR, MabuhayRadio, and  other groups and  individuals. 


Inquiries: 671-3266, 0917-829-1718, or  Kindly forward this announcement to your contacts. Thank you!

Tune In/Watch: “Green Works, Green Minds: The Next Green Idea”

15 Apr 2009 - 6:30pm
15 Apr 2009 - 7:30pm

The Junior Chamber International –Manila Chapter (JCI-Manila) expects the best next green idea to come out from its Best Business Plan Competition for 2009. The competition, an annual flagship project of JCI-Manila, is for promising and aspiring entrepreneurs who can present “practical, bold, imaginative and cutting-edge plans that seek solutions, involve risk-taking, and re-assess what is feasible.”

With this year’s theme “Green Works, Green Minds,” the JCI-Manila seeks “GREEN” or environment-friendly business plans for the conception of a new enterprise, endeavor or social activity that can create positive change.  At stake are over PHP 400,000 pesos worth of prizes. The winner will also have a chance to participate in the Best Business Plan of the World Competition, which will culminate in the JCI World Congress in Tunis, Tunisia.

For the last 5 years, the Philippines has been the consistent winner in JCI’s Best Business Plan of the World Competition, besting thousands of entries from around the world.

To know more about the Best Business Plan Competition, tune in or watch Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!) on April 15, 2009, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 PM, at DZRH-AM radio (666 in Metro Manila, other kHz nationwide), TV (Ch. 9 in Metro Manila, other cable TV channels nationwide), & Internet ( or

Guests are top officers of JCI-Manila: Mark Ong, President; Glenn Chan, VP External; Mark Tio, Director for Business; and Johnny Fetalvero, Best Business Plan Chairman.

Dr. Cora Claudio, President, EARTH Institute Asia, will moderate the discussion in conversational Tagalog-English.

Join the contests, campaigns & projects of EARTH/KK! To join all, register as a KK! listener by texting 2299: earth<space>your message.  

KK! co-producers are EARTH Inst. Asia & DZRH, with the support of Unilever, Unilab, Manila Water, Pilipinas Shell, FERN, Inc., Toby's Sports, Delbros Supply Chain Solutions, Yehey.Com, MAP, & Brahma Kumaris, & with the cooperation of GREEN Army, PFST, TOWNS, PBE, AIJC, PEIA, DENR, MabuhayRadio, SanibLakas, & various egroups & environment-caring groups/individuals.  

We're #1 worldwide!

647 cities and municipalities and over 10 million Filipinos united with the rest of the world in supporting Earth Hour last Mar 28th.

See how the Philippines supported Earth Hour 2009 by clicking the link below:

Thank you for joining the campaign against global warming!

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