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World Water Day 2023 Photo Art Contest Awarding

In conjuction with the recently concluded World Water Day last March 22, 2022, the MIWD in partnership with its JV partners the Metro Pacific Iloilo Water and Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corporation, hosted the WWD22 Photo Art Contest at the Robinson’s Mall Pavia last March 27, 2022.

The top twelve photos are currently being exhibited at the Robinson’s Pavia Mall. The exhibit started at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol last March 14, 2023 alongside the World Water Day exhibit pieces of the PGNRO-6, after which it was moved to the Robinson’s Pavia Mall where the awarding happened last March 27, 2023.

Gracing the event and delivering their message of water resource awareness were none other than the MPIW/MIBWSC COO Engr. Rob Cabiles, with the management and staff of MIWD, MPIW and MIB, among them were Atty Ellyn Tabocolde Fernandez, Public Relations Chief to MIWD and Ms Sheena Antonio, HR and Sustainability Head for MIB.

Some of the top veteran, multi-award winning photographers in the Iloilo photography scene were invited as judges for the photo contest, including Jun Famur, Jr, Ms. Tara Yap and chief judge, Mr. Edward Mallada.

The Third Placer for the contest was an entry from Franz Anthony Manzano, Second Place went to Kathlien Awing. The Third and Second placers won PHP 3,000 and PHP 5,000 in cash prizes, respectively. Nabbing the first place and winning PHP 8,000 was Ms. Marissa Olido.

Other prizes were also given out, including three Manager’s Choice Awards—photos hand picked by the COO and General Managers of MIB, MPIW and MIWD. The Manager’s Choice Awards Winners were entries from Franz Anthony Manzato—who was selected twice by the MIB and MIWD, and Kathleen Awing. It should be noted that the entries of Mr. Manzato and Ms. Awing also won both Third and Second Place.

The World Water Day Photo Art Contest was part of a series of events highlighting the month long provincial Water Awareness Month of March, as well as the globally-celebrated World Water Day.

And a week ago the MIWD has just had a Tree Planting at the Maasin Watershed and Coastal Cleanup at the Leganes Eco Park as organized by the MPIW, MIB, together with various stakeholders and LGUs such as the PENRO R6, the Maasin MENRO, the PNP and of course, our constant event partner for water conservation, Robinson’s Place Pavia.

To cap of the series of events was an International Sharing of Greening Practice webinar hosted by the ISAT-U in coordination with the MIWD, with participation from national and international universities, including those from India, Indonesia, Thailand and Uganda.