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Actress-environmentalist visits Caraga's BCWD

Butuan City (1 May) -- Actress and environmentalist Chin Chin Gutierrez visited Butuan City Water District (BCWD) during its 36th Anniversary celebration, recently.

BCWD employees, headed by general manager Anselmo L. Sang Tian, warmly welcomed and entertained Gutierrez. They had the opportunity to talk with her in person and gamely pose in photo ops. Paying customers at the BCWD Lobby also had the chance to greet and shake her hands.

Fresh from the success of her environmental show on April 7 at the Urios Gym, Gutierrez expressed concern over the devastating state of the Taguibo River Watershed Forest Reserve. Reports on illegal activities mining, logging and construction of road within the said protected area reached to her knowledge. She promised to bring the matter to local and international environmental organizations that she is affiliated.

Gutierrez also urged BCWD employees to do everything to save and protect the Taguibo Watershed for only by saving and protecting it that the people of Butuan will be assured of a lasting supply of potable water for survival.

Healing the Earth, an environmental performance by Chin Chin Gutierrez, was not the same with the usual mainstream entertainment show. It was a combination of native songs, dances and lectures on the environment. It called for a high level of environmental awareness that would heal the damaged earth.

"To heal the earth is to know why we must heal the earth," Gutierrez said in her opening spiels.

"What has caused the earth to be in such a state that we must now need to heal the earth?" Gutierrez asked.

She said the earth is in a 50/50 situation; meaning, it is already in critical condition. Her data pointed out that man's garbage has been putting the earth in danger. The global warming is caused by man's garbage enveloping the earth; and heating it up.

"The sun normally gives us heat. Because of thick blanket of toxins covering the earth's atmosphere that come from man's garbage, the heat cannot bounce back to outer space. This makes the earth warm causing environmental imbalance," Gutierrez explained.

Gutierrez mastered so well the singing of the native songs. Her singing voice sounded like that of Jamie Rivera's. Her lectures were thoroughly researched. Ethnic dances were performed by students from the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU).

Healing the Earth was part of the 36th BCWD Anniversary celebration in cooperation with the FSUU and the Taguibo Watershed Network. (BCWD/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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