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Monday, March 2, 2015

Tabak to turn over collected plastics to GMA’s “Eat Bulaga”

By Gideon C. Corgue

QUEZON CITY – For actively supporting its “Plastic ni Juan” project, GMA7 has invited the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army (PA) based in Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur to watch live its noontime show, “Eat Bulaga,” right at the Broadway Centrum here tomorrow, March 3.

Twenty-five officers and members of the division are said to be attending the show in response to the invitation extended by the Eat Bulaga management, said Lt. Col. Augie Mongao, commander of the 1st Civil-Military Operations (ICMO)

“Plastic ni Juan” is GMA-7’s project aimed at collecting waste plastics to be recycled into plastic chairs that will be donated to the public schools.

More than 100 kilos of empty plastic containers placed in customized maong bags will be turned-over by Tabak commander BGen. Gerardo Barrientos Jr. to the “Eat Bulaga” management.

Mongao said: “the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) also need to unwind by watching/attending entertainment shows in which they can participate and show off their talents.”

“The Tabak troopers are not just spectators but actors as well.  We will actively participate in the television network’s noble project by collecting waste plastics in the different line units to help mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change and global warming,” added Mongao, an advocate of environmental protection and conservation program.
Mongao said it is a rare opportunity for the Tabak troopers to be watching a live entertainment show right at the studio as they are assigned in the different parts of the country.

Mongao also disclosed that the turnover of empty plastic containers will be the first batch of the collected plastic containers by the division.

“There will be more batches to follow, as the division continues to support the project and to help produce more plastic tables and mono bloc chairs for the public schools in the remote areas.