PASAY CITY, December 6, 2019 – The Department of Education’s (DepEd) Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) acknowledged the voices and visions of the 75 learners from the National Capital Region during the climate change advocacy show on 19 November at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay City.
Anchored on the theme, “A Future Threatened by Climate Change: Voices and Visions of the Youth,” the show aimed to engage family, community, other stakeholders, and learners from the national capital region (NCR) to elevate their voice on the climate crisis through arts.
The show featured different perspectives on climate change based on theater arts performance, ideation, and devising workshop facilitated by the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Sining Galing.
The learners from Kaunlaran High School, Malabon National High School, and Rizal High School recognized their roles in responding to the climate crisis through their own commitment for the environment.
“Ang mundo ay entablado, tayo ang aktor dito. Ang buhay ay isang ensayo. Di pa sulat ang ating dulo.” Despite starting with an apocalyptic theme, the performers expressed hope for the future as heard in one of the songs during the show.
Also present during the Gala Show were DepEd regional directors, schools division superintendents, DRRM coordinators, representatives from both national and local government agencies, and DRRMS partners.
The three-act play was well-received by its audience calling for a possible restaging involving other key decision makers and distribution of the video documentation for schools.
The advocacy show was the first staged show on climate change in the department. It was a collaboration among DepEd NCR, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.