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PANATA SA KALIKASAN
(nilikha ni Anna Maria Gonzales para sa 2nd PHILIPPINE BIRD FESTIVAL)

Ako si ______________ (sabihin ang iyong pangalan)

Iniibig ko ang Pilipinas.
Ako ay sandigan ng kalikasan,
Tagapag-alaga
Tagapag-aruga

Kaputol ako ng ibang nilalang,
Maasahan ng ng mga kapatid na nakatira sa langit,
parang, gubat, bundok at tubig,
at sa buong sanlibutan.

Buhay ko, iaalay sa pagtaguyod
Sa mundong tinitirhan
ng mga kapatid na hayop,
ibon, puno at halaman.

Tatandaan kong ako ay nakikisukob,
Nakikitira at nakikipamuhay lamang.
Hindi ko sisirain ang kanilang tahanan,
Hindi ko kakamkamin ang ibang nilalalang.

Naway iwan ko ang daigdig na mas maganda kaysa aking nadatnan.

2nd Philippine Bird Festival
Mike Lu, Alice Villa-Real and Secretary AngeloReyes at the Protected Areas
and Wildife Bureau (PAWB) booth
2nd Philippine Bird Festival
Briefing the Secretary before the Opening Ceremonies

The opening ceremonies of the 2nd Philippine Bird Festival were led by DENR Secretary Angelo Reyes, former DENR Secretary Elisea Gozun, Bukidnon Congressman Juan Miguel Zubiri, Mirant Foundation Executive Director Roberto Calingo with Festival Chairperson Alice Villa-Real and WBCP President Michael Lu.

2nd Philippine Bird Festival
Anna Gonzales hosting the
opening ceremonies


To start the program, hosts Anna Gonzales and Jomike Tejido led the Panata sa Kalikasan (Pledge to Nature) with more than a thousand students from different Metro Manila schools in attendance. Festival chairperson Alice Villa-Real welcomed the guests and participants. Short speeches were delivered by WBCP President Mike Lu, Ms Bebet Gozun, Director Bobby Calingo and DENR Secretary Angie Reyes. The WBCP handed over framed prints of endemic kingfisher paintings as tokens of appreciation to these special guests.


Joining the guests onstage were Protected Area and Wildlife Bureau Director Mundita Lim and WWF-Philippines executive Dircetor Lory Tan. Other guests include Blas Tabaranza (Haribon), Belen King (Makati Garden Club), Donna Reyes and Dra. Angelina Galang (Miriam PEACE), Regina Paterno (Winner Foundation), Alaminos Mayor Hernani Braganza and Balanga City Mayor Melanio Banzon. After the opening ceremonies, guests visited the exhibits by different environmental organizations.

2nd Philippine Bird Festival
Framed endemic kingfisher prints
handed out to special guests