The Divine World College of Calapan (DWCC) celebrated its 72nd Founding Anniversary on February 22-23, 2018 with the theme “DWCC @72: Celebrating the tradition of excellence through community involvement.” As part of the celebration, the DWCC Community Extension Services (CES) Office conducted an environmental summit. The event was attended by more than 1000 students from DWCC and other high schools from Calapan City.
The Environmental Summit aims to bring in environmental awareness through various environmental advocacies and initiatives. Different representatives from non-government organizations (NGO), government agencies, and religious groups were invited to be resource speakers to the event. The keynote message was delivered by Ms. Antoinette Taus from Planet Cora (Communities Organized for Resource Allocation). Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (MBCFI) is one of the invited NGOs to give a talk. MBCFI’s Executive Director, Ms. Grace C. Diamante, gave a lecture on the unique biodiversity of Mindoro, and also a presentation about MBCFI as an organization. Ms. Diamante ended her presentation with a video on Mindoro’s biodiversity. MBCFI also setup a booth and showcased the rich biodiversity of Mindoro through photos, technical reports, brochures, and other communication materials. Tammy the Tamaraw mascot also graced the event. Students gathered at the booth to scan through the technical reports, know more about the endemic species of Mindoro, and take a selfie with Tammy.