Earthday 2013 Save Manila Bay emailPress Announcement:

The Cultural Center of the Philippines celebrates Earth Day in various venues of the CCP complex and Manila Bay area with the theme “Save Manila Bay” on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

To further create awareness among the people (especially within the City of Manila), the artists, cultural workers and participants will form a GREEN LINK along the seawall at Roxas Boulevard from the Manila Yacht Club up to the U.S. Embassy. This human link will transform the seawall promenade into a venue for stand-up comedy, dance, play music, and other performances while facing the Manila Bay for one hour (8:00–9:00am). The event is open and free to the public.

The event starts with a Save Manila Bay Walk around the CCP Complex at 6:00 am followed by a program at the CCP Ramp hosted by Mae Paner a.k.a. Juana Change at 7:00 am featuring a Dance Ritual for Mother Earth performed by the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, an excerpt of the stage production of Ibalong by Tanghalang Pilipino, special message from the 2012 International Children’s Peace Prize Awardee Cris “Kesz” Valdez,  opening of Sunset Block – Installation Art by 98B at the Front Lawn, and the opening of Exhibits-Fair at the Liwasang Kalikasan area.

At 8:00 am, a Save Manila Bay Advocacy Chains will be formed by artists, cultural workers, youth and the general public at the Baywalk Area as well as the Paddlers-Boat Chain by the Philippine Canoe-Kayak Federation and Kalikasan People’s Network, Bay Clean-Up activity by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and Bikers Chain by the Foxbat Cycling Club Inc., among other activities.

From 7:00am-5:00pm, exhibits and fair by Haribon Foundation, GreenPeace, Siklo Pilipinas (household items), Gifts & Graces (Toys & novelty items), Kilus Foundation (Women’s organization of Pasig), Vinci’s Deli (Organic food products), Philippine Biochar Association will be on display at the CCP Liwasang Kalikasan area. At the same time, kids and family activities (Art making, story-telling, film screenings) by Haribon will be held as well as cooking demonstrations by the LJC Restaurant Group.

From 10:00am-12:00noon, band concerts will be staged by RockEd featuring Gab Cabangon, Vin Dancel, Ebe Dancel and Noel Cabangon;  and musical performances by the PCG Band, Bagitos Drummers, at the Liwasang Kalikasan from 12:30nn – 4:30pm.

Earth Day at the CCP is held in cooperation with Haribon Foundation, Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation Inc., Philippine Coast Guard, GreenPeace, Kalikasan People’s Network, Foxbat Cycling Club Inc., RockEd, LJC Restaurant Group, Winner Foundation, and Philippine Biochar Association.

For more information, call the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at 832-1125 loc. 1708-1710.

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