MAKING  MUSIC  FOR  THE  ENVIRONMENT

MANILA, JUNE 23, 2008
(STAR) A musical competition will be held on June 29, 2 p.m. at the Activity Center, SM City North EDSA. The event, part of the Baga’t Hangin Musikahan, is jointly organized by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Lung Center of the Philippines, Energy and Clean Air Project of the United States Agency for International Development, DIMITRI Productions and GMA Network, Inc.

The competition, dubbed Battle of the Bands, will showcase the musical talents of Filipino youths from all over the Metro Manila, as they try to integrate environmental messages in the lyrics of their compositions.

The theme of the competition is “Not cool to be CO2L” picking up from the United Nations Environment Programme’s theme of “CO2: Kick the habit! Towards a low carbon economy” for World Environment Day.

Participating groups must be composed of Filipinos or of Filipino descent, aged 15 to 35 years, and bonafide residents of the particular LGU that the group represents. Amateurs and professional bands may join the competition, as long as they do not have prior or existing recording contracts with any music company.

Criteria for judging shall be based on the overall performance (50 percent), creativity as to style and interpretation, relevance to theme and originality (35 percent) and audience impact and rapport (15 percent).

A total of P90,000.00 in cash prizes will be given to the winners of the competition.

For details, contact Environmental Management Bureau,2nd Floor, HRD Building, DENR Compound Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, telefax 928-46-74; 920-22-51 Application forms are downloadable at:: www.emb.gov.ph. – Benny Enriquez


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