The Cebu City Government, through the Cebu City Parks and Playground Commission in partnership with Jollibee Foods Corporation, recently concluded the successful Treasure from Trash Parol Making Contest last September 27, at Plaza Independencia.
Bearing the theme, “Empowering Women to Tackle Trash for the Betterment of our Climate, the Economy & our Human Dignity,” the tie-up activity is in line with the city’s Public-Private Partnership and the fast-food chain’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program in preparation for this year’s Christmas season.
The Parol Making Contest has a total of 9 identified barangays in the city represented by a group which is composed of 10 members each. The 9 participating barangays are the following: Day-as, Hipodromo, Pit-os, Pulangbato, Tinago, Lorega, San Antonio, Ermita and Parian
Each participating barangay created their unique parol made out of 100% Jollibee recycled materials, except for the skeleton, lights and decoration. They were given 1.5 hour time to make their unique parol.
Top 3 winners of the Parol Making Contest are the following: 1st Place – Barangay Pulangbato, 2nd Place – Barangay Lorega, 3rd Place – Barangay San Antonio
First placer received a total of P10,000 cash and Jollibee gift certificates, second Placer received P7,000 and third placer received P5,000 in prizes. Non winning barangays get a consolation pize 2,000 each.
Judges in this contest were M’ Shing Llanos, Jollibee Regional Business Unit Head, S’ Nelson Judaya, Jollibee Trade Marketing Manager, Dr. Librado Macaraya, Chairman, Parks & Playgrounds Commission, M’ Cinbeth Orellano, Executive Director Cebu City Tourism Office and S’ Edgar Batucan, Admin. Officer Office of Councilor Nida Cabrera.
All parols were donated to the Parks and Playgrounds Commission and will be displayed at strategic locations for Pasko sa Sugbu 2014.
Jollibee Foods Corporation also donated used paper cups to the Parks and Playground Commission to be utilized as pots for plants and ornaments to beautification projects in preparation for the upcoming APEC Summit and International Eucharistic Congress.
On the other hand, the Cebu City Government commended Jollibee Foods Corporation for organizing the Parol Making Contest and turnover of used paper cups.