2 schools win lantern parade

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga High School (PHS) and the Malino Elementary School emerged as winners in their respective categories during the City of San Fernando's annual Inter-School Lantern Parade and Competition held at City Hall on Friday evening.

A part of the Giant Lantern Festival 2013, the inter-school competition was participated in by eight private and public high schools, as well as 11 schools in the elementary division.

Entries to the lantern fest -- which were paraded around the main thoroughfares of the city -- were crafted by the participating student-teams from recyclable and indigenous materials.

The PHS entry was made of recycled paper and discarded bottle caps and was powered by a hand-driven mini-rotor in the likes of those used in the "Ligligan Parul."

Malino Elementary School's entry, meanwhile, was crafted from assorted waste materials highlighted by dyed handmade paper intricately woven in between recyclables like oyster shells.

Mayor Edwin Santiago lauded the students for their creativity, while stressing the importance of recycling and care for the environment.

"We are so impressed by the creativity of the participating schools and students. Not only do the entries make Christmas more colorful, they as well are symbols of our quest to save the environment," Santiago said.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on December 08, 2013.

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