ILOILO – Student artists from Leganes National High School (LNHS) won the 6th Basura Mo, E-Parol Mo, an on-the-spot lantern making contest of Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. here this December.
Ian Caballero, Tom Patigas, Niko Bien Olesco, Vince Jade Fortuna and Jose Jolo Salvalosa of LNHS defeated 19 other teams from different public high schools in the province.
Coached by Jobert Jallorina and Reynaldo Soriano, the student artists brought home P10,000 cash prize and certificates from Defensor.
In the second place were Kimberly Artizona, Florence Mae Baron, Charl Baldonasa, Jhomel Balintogo and Melvin Malinao of Barotac Viejo National High School who received P8,000 cash prize.
The lantern of Emyr John Balibol, Shaira Encajonado, Jade Pacifico, Ryan Perez and Niel Mark Ordaniel of Lambunao National High School came in the third place with P5,000 cash prize.
Atty. Arturo Cangrejo, the officer-in-charge of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, said the winner’s lantern will be displayed at the Capitol canopy until Christmas is over.
He added that the contest was conceptualized to promote recycling and other strategies for solid waste management every provincial solid waste awareness week celebration.
The contest was open to all public secondary schools and their lantern should be made out of recyclable materials like papers, plastics, tin cans, soft drink cups, among others.
The lanterns have to be three feet in diameter and must be hung in a support post not more than six feet in height from the floor.
The contestants were judged based on creativity (30%), craftsmanship (30%), use of recyclable materials (20%) and symbolism and originality (20%). (END)