Concert crowd leave venue trash-free

By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) — The more than 10,000 Negrenses who gathered to watch the Positive Energy Battle of the Bands finals showed their commitment for the environment by leaving the Ninoy Aquino Freedom Park trash-free after the concert.

Photos taken the morning after the event show a clean venue left with only parts of the huge stage that still needed to be knocked down.

Hosts Jett Pangan, Ms. Philippines-Earth Water Kim Covert, and EJ Barlett from Take Two, DJ Rico Panero, Chito Jumawan, and iFM Bacolod station manager Jopy Plotria constantly reminded the audience to pick up their own trash and exchange them for giveaways at the trash-to-gifts booth throughout the free concert.

Even Ruben Caballero and Armi Millare, lead vocalists of guest bands Cueshe and Up Dharma Down, asked everyone to keep the surroundings clean.

“‘Wag po tayong magkalat.  Let’s go back to nature and spread positive energy,” said Caballero before Cueshe performed their hit song “Back to Me”.

Event organizer Energy Development Corporation (EDC) put up a trash-to-gifts booth to encourage everyone to prevent littering and has also asked for the help of community sweepers to pick up all the garbage that might be left behind.

The jam-packed Positive Energy Battle of the Bands finals night opened Buglasan Festival 2015, showcased the musicality of grand champion Perfect Blend band and 9 other talented Negrense bands, and left nothing but good memories for everyone who came to watch.

For more information on how to become a partner or volunteer for the 10M in 10 for a greener Negros movement or on how to spread positive energy in Negros Island, like and follow Positive Energy Negros on Facebook or send an email to 1010greenernegros@gmail.com. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA Website on Oct. 14, 2015)

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