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Beauty Captivates WCYF Earth Caravan at San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija

GREEN TUESDAY:Bb. Kalikasan 2008 WinnerBeauty and Music filled the air of Tambo Adorable in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija as seven lovely beauties competed for the title of Bb. Kalikasan 2008 in the Sining, Sayaw at Himig Para sa Kalikasan, one of the legs of the Brotherhood of Destiny (BROOD) - World Creative Youth Forum (WCYF) 2009 Earth Caravan. "Bangon Kabataan Para sa Kalikasan" was the theme of the event which also showcased a competition for the Attire of the Earth where recycled and indigenous materials were used by the candidates. There was also a Fashion of the Earth where the youth organizers of the event was clad in recycled and innovative clothing which makes use of materials you never thought can be made into stylish fashion.

"This is our way of saying that the youth cares for the environment and it is also a call to action to everyone to make a difference for the Earth," says Jayrol Pangilinan, Event Director and Federation President of Pag-asa Youth Association (PYA). Jayrol is also the BROOD National Council on Arts and Culture.

Pag-asa Youth Association together with BROOD San Leonardo Chapteris the main organizer of the Earth Caravan in San Leonardo together with the Barangay Council of Tambo Adorable and Vanessa Villarica of Villarica Pawnshop.

Bb. Kalikasan 2008 candidates

The seven candidates of Bb. Kalikasan competed for several awards including: Strength of the Earth (Sports Wear), Simplicity of the Earth (Casual Wear), Attire of the Earth (Recyled and Indiginous Gown), Earth's Choice (People's Choice), Face of the Earth (Photogenic), and Friend of the Earth (Congeniality).

The winner will also be featured in the meadia publicities and posted of the World Creative Youth Forum (WCYF) 2009.   WCYF 2009 will be held on May 5-10, 2008 at UP NCPAG and isfocused on Education for Sustainable Development.

Bb. Kalikasan 2008 winner

Among the judges for Bb. Kalikasan were: David D'Angelo, National Secretary General of BROOD and WCYF 2009 Executive Committee Chairperson; Cesar Amoranto Jr., BROOD National Council on Environment; Vanessa Villarica of Villarica Pawnshop; Mark Harm Blanquisco, 6th NYP Outstanding Parliamentarian Awardee; and Dannie Ann Almonicar, former Bb. Gapan.

After the pageant, the crowd was serenaded by a band performance which dedicated their songs for the harmony of nature and then a youth party follows until early morning.

"Sining, Sayaw at Himig Para sa Kalikasan is a continuation of Brotherhood of Destiny's dedication to environmental advocacy and our full support to the World Creative Youth Forum.  I am proud of the youth of San Leonardo though mostly out-of-school youth they had proved to be valuable citizen's of the Earth". stated David D'Angelo, WCYF 2009 Co-Chairperson.


Bb. Kalikasan Candidates Compete for Attire of the Earth

WCYF Earth Caravan Fashion of the Earth

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