The spirit of volunteerism is still alive among Tampakeños with the putting –up of the 100 ft. tall recyclable Christmas tree made of plastic bottles and other waste materials donated by the community.
This newest attraction, considered as the tallest Christmas tree in the province is set to be officially lighted in October 8, 2019, at the town’s Municipal Plaza which coincided with the 100 days report of Mayor Loenard Escobillo as a commitment to the constituents of Tampakan.
Escobillo said they have spent at least 60 days to put –up the recyclable Christmas tree without proper funding.
He said the initiative is in line with the call not only to lessen the use of plastics but also to put it into good use through peoples’ participation.
He called on the schools and the barangays to donate their plastic bottles which they gladly responded.
He added the official lighting is considered as the soft opening since the attraction continues with the putting-up of a Christmas village on November 8, 2019, through the participation of each barangay in the municipality.
“I am glad the people of Tampakan cooperated with this project.” He said,
Escobillo disclosed, he is set to put up bigger campaigns and awareness on plastic garbage in the next year by initiating skills training on the creation of plastics as building materials.
“Rest assured these recyclable Christmas tree will be put into good use after the yuletide season.” He said,
Invited to grace the official lighting next week is Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu.