FIRST CORDILLERA PINE TREE FESTIVAL PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES December 17 – 18, 2011 Benguet State University Gyms and Grounds and Longlong Communal Forest La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines

FIRST CORDILLERA PINE TREE FESTIVAL PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
December 17 – 18, 2011
Benguet State University Gyms and Grounds and Longlong Communal Forest
La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines

December 17 PART 1

6:30 – 7:30 Assembly, Benguet Provincial Capitol Grounds
8:30 – 9:00 Parade to BSU Grounds and Gym

Order of Parade: — Philippine Military Association (PMA Band)
— Colors
1. Pine Tree Festival Oversight Committee, Advisory Board
Coordinators and Implementors
2. Cordillera Ecological Center (PINE TREE)
3. A Tree A Day (ATAD) members
4. Butatew Riders
5. Kabenguetan
6. Philippine Air Force Reserve Group
7. Ground Specialists
8. 911 On Call
9. City Buddies
10. Petroleum Nut Growers Assn. of the Philippines
11. Baguio City High School Tree Planting Batches
12. Philippine Nurses Assn.
13. Longlong Women’s Ass.
14. Beekeepers Assn
15. Longlong, Puguis Communal Forest Rangers
16. Cordillera Green Network
17. Igorota
18. Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA)
19. Young Environmentalists Society (YES)

— Philippine National Police Band

20. . Department of Education Benguet
21. Benguet Province Delegation
22. Baguio City Delegation
23. Mountain Province Delegation
24. Kalinga Province Delegation
25. Tabuk City Delegation
27. Ifugao Province Delegation
28. Longlong Elementary School
29. SPED La Trinidad
30. Regional Science High School
31. Benguet State University High School

— Benguet State University Band

32. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
33. Department of Education
34. Office of Civil Defense
35. La Trinidad Water District
36. HEDCOR
37. Benguet State University College of Forestry
38. Japan Karate Association (JKA)

Opening of Booths ………………………………………….. BSU Grounds (near Gym)
Invocation …………………………………………..
National Anthem …………………………………………..
Cordillera Anthem …………………………………………..
Welcome Remarks ………………………………………….Dr. Rogelio Colting or the
Newly appointed University president
Opening Remarks/Overview ………………………………..Dr. Michael A. Bengwayan
Intermission 1 ………………………………………….Kabenguet

an Group
Introduction of Guest Speaker and Short Talk ………….
Message of Guest ………………………………………

Message ……………………………………….Hon. Nestor B. Fongwan
Governor, Benguet Province
Intermission 2 ……………………………… RONDALLA, Baguio City High School

Intermission 3 ………………………….. DKK
Message ……………………………………… Hon Mayor Gregorio Abalos Jr.
Mayor, La Trinidad, Benguet
Acknowledgement and Closing remarks …………………Engr. Oliver Masillem, Chair
Pine Tree Festival Oversight Committee
Planting of Festival Pine Tree at BSU grounds by guests (coincides with
tree planting in Abiang, Atok)

111:00 – 1:00 CANAO (BSU Grounds)

PART 11

1:00 – 1:45 Seminar on Ethno-Cultural Values of Pine Tree, BSU RSDC Hall
1:45 – 2:30 Forestry Situation in the Cordillera Region, BSU RSDC Hall
2:30 – 3:30 – Seminar on “Lapat” Indigenous Conservation Practice, BSU RSDC Hall
“Lakon” Indigenous Forestry Practice, BSU RSDC Hall
“Muyung/pinugo” indigenous agroforestry practice, BSU RSDC Hall
3:30 – 4:15 Environmental Laws, BSU, RSDC Hall
4:15 – 5:00 Researches on Pine Trees, RSDC Hall

Simultaneous with FINALS COMPETITION ON Song, Essay, Poem Writing; Photography, On the spot painting Band and Cultural dances by provincial
and city winners (Closed Gym)

DECEMBER 18 PART 1

8:00 – 9:00 Eco-Fun Run Longlong Communal Forest

9:00 – 12:00 Eco-Trekking and Eco-ducation, Longlong Communal Forest

PART 11

1:00 – 4:00 Finals, On the Spot Painting Contest and Cultural Dances

Simultaneous with the competition of : best pine tree seedlings, live Christmas pine trees (decorated and undecorated), toys and art-crafts made from dry pine needles, dry twigs and branches, pine tree fascicles with more than three needles, schools with most and oldest pine trees, etc. for elementary schools in La Trinidad. (Closed Gym)

4:00 – 5:00 Awarding Ceremonies

5:00 – 6:30 Cultural Tribute to Donors, Volunteers and Supporters of the First Cordillera Pine Tree Festival (Closed Gym)

7:00 – 12:00 CONCERT FOR THE PINES
BONFIRE

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FORESTATION AND LIVELIHOOD YOUTH MOVEMENT (FLIYM)

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On January, 2012, A movement will start from the ranks of young volunteers who are into earth care–especially on tree planting. It will be a movement EMPOWERED by the YOUTH. One that will not only ensure REFORESTATION but also provide LIVELIHOOD.

As the region, in particular, and the nation, in general comes into grips with the stark negative environmental realities, it is time for the YOUTH to make their mark, and not only walk their talk. That change must come from them.

The mission of the FLIYM is to empower young people to take responsibility for the environmental and livelihood well-being of their communities. they have entrusted it too long to the older generation and look what it brought them?

The vision is to bridge communication across culture, region, education, and socio-economic backgrounds through collaboration on ecologically and socially responsible environmental enterprises for the Cordillera region. It will be done through sustainable leadership training and the development of for-profit social enterprises funded through microfinancing and resource-sharing.

To be run by the Cordillera Ecological Center other wise know as PINE TREE (Project Initiating Employment and Education), it will have three main projects:

1) Forestation-sustainable agriculture home-based industries that will train hundreds of youth in sustainable agriculture. These youth will plant trees in agricultural areas across in the Cordillera region to arrest soil erosion, improve soil and plant crops to rejuvenate the Cordillera region’s agricultural economy and environment.

2) A school where students can study regardless of their financial background, that incorporates human values and leadership into its fabric.

3) A marketplace that sells only local products (agricultural and artisanal), to stimulate the local economy crowded out by excess importation.

GET IN TOUCH WITH US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. Write to pinetreephill@gmail.com