The 3rd Philippine Environmental Summit kicked off today at the packed Grand Caprice Convention Center in Cagayan de Oro City.

Manolo Fortich-born and known environmentalist folk singer songwriter Joey Ayala set the tone for the 3-day gathering of the country’s environmental advocates with a 3-song medley of his popular compositions such as Karaniwang Tao, Agila, and Magkaugnay. This was followed by messages by Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna and Green Convergence President Dr. Angelina P. Galang proceeded by an Open Forum. Also among the highlights is the opening of the exhibit and introduction of Pinas Basura Buster, the mascot who danced to the tune of Tala. Simultaneous breakout sessions occurred in the afternoon.

Browse some photos below.

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