Beauty queens participate in AFP’s ‘Race to One Million Seedlings’ program

Beauty queens participate in AFP’s ‘Race to One Million Seedlings’ program

MANILA — Ten Filipina beauty queens, headed by Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, graced the formal launching of “Race to One Million Seedlings” on Friday at the newly created nursery for seedlings in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

This took place 9 a.m. in front of Civil Military Operations School, said Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Col. Noel Detoyato.

Ong and nine other Miss Earth queens joined the launching of the project and ribbon-cutting.

While cadets taking up Reserve Officers Training Course (ROTC) with their sponsors from 28 schools in Metro Manila participated to represent and encourage the youth to take part in the effort.

The event formally introduced “Race to One Million Seedlings” and opened it to public’s participation for the potting and creation of a million seedlings which will be planted on available spaces in National Capital Region (NCR) including the La Mesa Dam and Marikina Riverbank.

The AFP, through its Civil Relations Services (CRS), organized the project which was soft-launched in last Dec. 7 at the Climate Change Summit in Camp Aguinaldo’s AFP Theater.

The launching serves as signal for the public to begin potting seeds to create seedlings which they will register via the Facebook fan page “Race to One Million Seedlings”.

Efforts of the participants who will register seedlings will be accounted for by a committee through photographs or videos of their seedlings’ progress and growth.

“Top grossers” or those participants with the most number of seedlings registered and monitored every month will be given prizes of various merchandise as recognition of their efforts. PNA/