BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 18 (PIA) -- A short film competition was recently launched in Caraga region which aims to motivate the people particularly the youth to practice responsible consumerism.
This was participated by students from various schools in the region with the theme "Sustainable Consumption: Understanding the Impact of Consumer's Choices in a Shared Environment."
The entries for the said competition highlighted the advantages of digital commerce and how it affects the vulnerable groups such as the senior citizens, persons with disability and children.
Adrian Raye Tan, grade 11 student from Surigao Del Norte National High School and one of the participating students, said his groupmates were not expecting to win the competition, as they had only limited time to produce the film.
"With the short span of time given to us to produce the material, we were not really expecting much that we would be among the regional winners. We are very thankful that our work was recognized," Tan said.
Jerson Paul Malupa, grade 11 from Bayugan National Comprehensive High School in Agusan del Sur, was also surprised that his group was among the winners. Their entry focused on sustainable consumption.
He also encouraged his peers to be creative and resourceful in crafting the concept and idea of their films, as their way to help the government in its advocacy.
"Continue enhancing your skills in documentation and editing. We could help the government as well in their advocacy, through our films," said Malupa.
The Don Ruben Ecleo Sr. Memorial National High School in Dinagat Islands was also one of the three regional winners.
All the winners have received their plaque and cash prize from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Caraga.
Meanwhile, DTI-Caraga Regional Director Brielgo Pagaran also emphasized that as consumers, people should be keen in their choices and should care for the environment. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)