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Gensan commemorates the 43rd Conservation Week

Koronadal, South Cotabato (4 October) -- The nation will commemorate the 43rd Conservation Week this October 15-21, 2006 with its theme”May Buhay ang Dagat.”

Most highlighted activity of the celebration is the conduct of the “Fishes of the Ocean” On-the-Sport Painting on a continuous canvass on October 16, 2006 at the covered court of the Oval Plaza, General Santos City.

This event will signal the opening of the Fish Conservation Week which will be held simultaneously in key cities nationwide.

This event has three-pronged objectives; first, to stir public awareness on the need to conserve and protect the country’s fisheries and aquatic resources; second, to provide a medium to show the oneness and inter-connectedness (pagkaka-ugnay-ugnay) of the different aquatic ecosystems including the distinct fish species and habitats in the various water bodies of the country; and third, to contribute to our country’s bid to break the Guinness World Record for the longest painting on continuous canvass.

Qualified to participate are pupils/students 10 years old and above, as well as interested teachers, amateur artists and even professionals. The names of the participants can be sent by fax at 552-1328 or electronically-mailed at region12@bfar, on or before October 9, 2006.

An orientation for the participants will be held on October 12, 2006 at 2 pm at the BFAR-12 Conference Room, Vensu Bldg., National Highway, General Santos City (behind Land Bank). Interested parties will be required to register and summit 2 pcs. 2x2 I.D. picture during the orientation.

Participants are required to bring their own paintbrushes and rags for their own use during the event.

Paint materials, snacks and lunch will be provided to the participants by BFAR-12 during the painting session.

The participants will receive certificates of participation upon completion of the painting from the On-The-Sport Artist Association, Inc., and Aquatic Resources, the Guieness World Record and the World Art Heritage-UNESCO.

For further information, please contact Ms. Teresita C. Manguramas/ Mr. Glenn J. Padro at telephone nos. 552-9331/9332 or visit BFAR 12 Regional Office at Vensu Bldg., National Highways, General Santos City (behind Land Bank). (BFAR 12/PIA 12) [top]

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