SINAG 2022

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TO celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the Cultural Center of the Philippines this month of September, the SINAG 2022: Light and Sound spectacle will light up the CCP façade from September 22-25, 2022. Multi-awarded lighting designer John Batalla conceptualized the outdoor light show with sound design by Jethro Joaquin. “We will interpret the three transcendentals of Truth, Goodness and Beauty paired with a soundscape of indigenous Filipino instruments, snippets of folk music and quintessential Filipino sound bites or quotable quotes from the past,” Batalla said. Batalla partnered with Joaquin to curate the soundscape or soundtrack for the show. SINAG 2022 is produced by the CCP Production Design and Technical Services Division.  The event will create a vibrant and effervescent atmosphere on the façade and its environs, the CCP PDTSD said. The show, which runs for 10 minutes, will open at 7pm on September 22 and run from September 23 to 25 at 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:00p

GCash now offers Tree Planting service via app



Leading mobile wallet GCash is now introducing the first ever green feature on their apps available to all users and subscribers, it’s the GCash Forest and it was launch last June 25 at Green Sun Hotel in Makati City.

GCash Forest eyes 365,000 trees planted in 365 days at Ipo Watershed, an essential component of the Angat-Umiray-Ipo watersheds system that supply 98% of water in Metro Manila. This is a tie up with Department of Environment and Natural Resources and World Wildlife Fund who will provide the tree seedlings.

“Almost a month ago we launch GCash for good, and the reason we launch G Cash for Good is we believe that more than being the number 1 mobile wallet in the country today, Gcash would have to do more for its subscribers, for its users and for the Filipino people.” Ney Villasenor, Vice President  for corporate communications for Gcash said during our interview.

Every time you will use the GCash apps, you will earn energy and a tree that you can nourish in the coming days every time you’ll do transactions with Gcash app, its only in the app because the growing of your virtual tree is only applicable on that, you will not get charges or deductions in selecting a tree that you want to grow and plant in the said watershed.

“We want to make sure that every transaction you do in the app would have a corresponding carbon points, this carbon points could be use to feed your virtual tree, and for every virtual tree you plant, we together with WWF would plant a physical tree at Ipo Dam.” Villasenor further explain.  
Ney Villasenor of GCash
To plant trees through GCash Forest, GCash users need to collect “green energy” by frequently using the app, if you collect enough energy you can choose which species of trees you want to plant in a selected area of the Ipo watershed. Once the trees are physically planted, you will get a certificate of ownership with a serial number.

“We think we have to do more, we think the app could be use for good and at the heart of what we do is our customers, we think our customers would have to a different experience inside the apps, more than us facilitating convenience in your banking, in your shopping. We have to bring everybody to a higher purpose, and tackling key issues not just the environment is a good step hence the G Cash Forest.” Villasenor said.

GCash Forest is inspired by a product operated by Ant Financial, an Alibaba affiliate that have more than 500 million users and have planted 100 million real trees. As per DENR Forest Management Bureau, the Philippines is losing 47,000 hectares of forest cover every year, and they need to rehabilitate 1.2 million hectares of forest lands by 2022 to prevent landslides, ensure water deposits and preserve biodiversity.

“This is the first of many commitments that we are making, 365,000 trees in 365 days is not easy, why we chose Ipo dam, because the Ipo Angat Dam watershed  system provides 98% of the water requirements of Metro Manila, and because we are experiencing serious water crisis today, we owe it to ourselves to be proactive and what can be done.” Villasenor in closing.

Comments

Pompey said…
That's a great for environment protection, green energy, as well as our planet.

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