Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kamut Sang Pag-Amlig - Una Nga Bahin



Green Alert Negros (GAN) in collaboration with various Negrense artists organized a 2 day environmental event dubbed as “Kamut sa Pag-amlig” which is part of series of activities for this year’s Earth Day Celebration. 
A “Forum on Climate Change” in partnership with The Negros Museum, was slated last April 11, 2014, 1pm at the Negros Museum. GAN is one of the staunch advocates on climate change wherein several actions was recently launched to reduce the impacts of climate change to local communities such as opposition of the 150-200 MW coal fired power plant in Cadiz City. GAN has also been consistent in stopping further damage to the remaining forests cover in Negros particularly in Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park and Northern Negros Natural Park. For many years, GAN is supporting climate mitigation initiatives such as promotion of renewable energy options, except geothermal exploration in Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park. Members of GAN are also doing actual work on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) through capacity building, conduct of Participatory Disaster and Climate Risk Assessment and Analysis and development of various DRR and CCA options integrating this in community and LGU planning and budgeting. 
Last April 12, Saturday, Negrense artists will take center stage to show their commitment in environmental protection through on the spot painting in Balay na Bato in Marapara Heights Subdivision, Bacolod City. Balay na Bato is considered one of the existing houses in the country that was built through green architectural and engineering design. Balay na Bato is also the Headquarters of Green Alert Negros and is owned by Rusty Binas, one of the founders of Green Alert Negros. 
Negrense artists who will participate in the on the spot painting include Tristram Miravalles, Darrel Javier, Mikiboy Pama, Roedil “Joe” Geraldo, Jay-r Delieva, Moreen Austria, Marisol Alquizar, Hilario Campus III, Bogie Alvarado, Frelan Gonzaga, Jovita “Otay” Hecita, Rafael “Carlo” Burdeous, Larry Guillema, Revo Yanson, Jolen Resuma, Justin Ian Tingson, Dante “Tarzan” Mediz, Cinty Ballesteros, Chin Guanzon, Joey Destriza, Marse Cuenca, Clinton Loja and Nunelucio Alvarado. 

Congratulations for a very successful On-the-Spot Painting yesterday at Balay Bato.
Praise God for the wonderful weather.
Green Alert is greatly indebted to Tristram MiravallesRoedil Geraldo,Rafael BurdeosLarry Claver GuillemaJay-r DellevaRevo Yanson,Marisol Alquizar, @Holts Javier, Darel JavierJolen ResumaBogie Alvarado, @Frelan Gonzaga, @Moreen Austria, Jovito Hecita, @Mikiboy Pama, Chin Guanzon and LGBT friends for sharing your masterpieces. Without you, "Kamot sang Pag-Amlig" will not be as successful. We look forward to more partnerships with you. Rest assured that your pieces will be showcased so that more people will be inspired and come to appreciate Environment and Art.
Green Alert would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the following:
@The Negros Museum for the free Venue for our Forum;
@Barry Cervantes for the awesome poster;
Auke Idzenga for the Sound System you always provide;
Peter James Distura Fantinalgo and Edmund Bacia for allowing the BINHI Kids to perform and for the musical instruments;
To friends, colleagues, fellow advocates for your generous contribution in the form of Paints, Food, Canvas Cloth, Frames, Brushes, stands and documentation. Rusty BinasEmz BesanesMark Aguillon Cervantes,Carlo JimenezJan De La TorreYam Calinsag ArtosDelia Ediltrudes Locsin, Rusty's friends, @Libay Alarcon, HEn RyLex ManRaffy Deasis ,CawelRomeo Buado and sa mga na limtan. Hope we can count on you (again) next time LOL
To the Office of Councilor Jocelle Batapa Sigue for facilitating the venue for exhibit of the artworks at the NGC Lobby.
To our media friends for your support.
To everyone who came to witness yesterday's event, we cannot mention all of you but please know that Green Alert feels blessed that you spared your precious time to be with us.
To Green Alert volunteers Janex PaceteEric GoteraJohn Art GaloLito MasadaAmbo MattiIob Basta Iob and company, Dey Ceasar Pantua Yanos, @Mahal, Ryn Bancs Antonio Papang BiÑas for sacrificing your time, resources and labor of love (pagluto, pagpulaw ubra frames, etc). Have faith, aim high and continue to inspire others thru your passion. Padayon!
To God be the Glory!