TACLOBAN CITY – Recognizing that the protection of the country’s natural resources and biodiversity conservation are shared advocacies of the government and the private sector, the Rotary Club of Central Tacloban City (RCCTC) and the Department of Natural Resources – Regional Office VIII (DENR-RO8) embarked on an exceptional joint project of hosting and organizing free public screenings of Cornell University’s award-winning documentary “Bird of Prey” as proposed by the Davao-based Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), the country’s premier non-governmental organization dedicated solely to the protection and conservation of the world’s rarest, largest and most endangered raptor.
“We believe that helping foster public awareness on the need to protect and conserve our natural resources through film is a distinctive fulfillment of one of Rotary’s areas of focus which is education,” said Pinky H. Brosas, the Director for Community Service of RCCTC. “Although this undertaking is open to the general public, we expressly encourage the academic community- the senior high school students in particular to watch this remarkable documentary film given the depth and profundity of the story that is perfectly woven into the concrete realities of Eastern Visayas,” she added.
In a remark during one of the joint organizational meetings of DENR-RO8 and RCCTC, Eugenia N. Bautista, Chief of the Conservation and Development Division of DENR-RO8 said, “As the vanguard of environmental protection and sustainable utilization of our natural resources in this part of the country, we can only fulfill our mandate and be more effective in what we are expected to accomplish through the support of the private sector.” “This partnership with RCCTC and the PEF ensures us at the DENR-RO8 for a broader reach to all stakeholders through a thoroughly crafted medium of environmental education and advocacy,” she concluded.
“Bird of Prey” will have two runs- at 5:30 PM on 11 October 2019 at Cinema 7 of Robinsons Place-Marasbaras and at 2:00 PM on 12 October 2019 at the Activity Center of Robinsons North-Abucay. Due to the limited cinema seats available, reservations are required for those who intend to watch the film at Robinsons Place-Marasbaras through: RCCTC +63.945.118.2658/+63.905.859.3937/email: rc.central.tacloban@gmail.com and DENR-RO8 +63.917.397.2485, 053.832.0032, email: cdd_denr8@yahoo.com.
The project is supported by McDonald’s-Tacloban, Avenue Hotel, Bryan Lights & Sounds, Robinsons North-Tacloban, Robinsons Movieworld, Baiprints Hub Graphics & Advertising, MJCG Construction, Inc., RIWAY, JAC Motors-Tacloban and Hyundai Motors-Tacloban. (PR)