Pines City Colleges (PCC) staged a variety show last March 10, 2017. The show is an annual activity where the teaching and non teaching employees showcased their talent for a cause. The aim of the show is to provide a fun & unique opportunity to come together to support extension activities of the school.
This year’s theme is”Go Green”, thus the focus was saving the environment through fusion of music, dance and role play. The activity did not just give the students a rare opportunity to watch their professors and non-teaching staff perform on stage but also to remind and mobilize everyone to participate in saving mother Earth. This is also the institutions way of celebrating the International day of Forests and Trees (March 21), World Water Day (March 22) and Earth Hour (March 25).
The program started with an invocation and singing of “Ang Bayan Ko” followed by the introduction of Project ANGEL, the community extension arm of the institution subsequently, the different extension activities of the school were also presented. The word angel from Project ANGEL is actually a mnemonic for Advocacies in Networking and linkages, Green and clean environment, Education and Health, Livelihood.
The series of presentations started with a big bang from the non-teaching department with their theme ‘The Parody of Tarzan and Jane and the future of our environment”. They presented the kind of environment we have before, what is it now and what will happen in the future if nothing will be done. The non-teaching department is composed of the administration office, registrar’s office, accounting office, central laboratory, human resources, library, medical and dental clinic.
The College of Dentistry, College of Nursing and School of Midwifery, likewise surprised the audience with their awesome song and dance presentation. It was their aim to open the eyes of the audience about the grim reality, to instill the urgency that Mother Nature is dying and to rekindle the love and care for the environment.
Cheers blasted as the General Education department and the Senior High School Department presented a song and dance number showcasing an intimate connection with the natural environment as earth, wind, water and fire are integrated into culture. This interwoven connection to the environment reflects the respect our native elders have for nature as a connected whole.
The College of rehabilitation Sciences as Earth, the Student Affairs and Guidance Services Office as water, and the College of Respiratory Therapy as air, enchanted the audience as they rendered the song “Anak ng Pasig” but changing the word “Pasig” to “Balili” in support to the “Salaknib ti Waig” program organized by the Baguio City Environment and Parks Management Office in which Pines City Colleges is an active partner. They also interpret through dance “Tayo ang Lupa” by Joey Ayala. This is in support to the anti-mining near watersheds advocacy of the DENR through secretary Gina Lopez.
The creativity of the College of Hospitality Management and the Maintenance Department was clearly seen as they showcased the role of human in the destruction of our environment and the importance of standing together to take part in preserving what is left of our mother earth. Their dramatic presentation through song and dance coupled by their creative props was loved by the audience.
The Supreme Student Council, though first time to join, had an astounding presentation combining music, dance and drama. They truly showed that student leadership is arguably the most beneficial extracurricular activity a student can have while in college. Though there are no grades to earn, the experience gained will be valuable for a lifetime. As student’s leaders, they are in the unique position to make a difference especially in protecting the environment. It is their primary goals to help students increase their influence and participation in important environmental campaigns
The stunning performance of the College of Pharmacy, College of Medical Laboratory Science and the ICT Department stirred self-realization among the audience regarding their roles in saving the environment through a series of songs.
The show was concluded by a final song “Masdan mo ang Kapaligiran” from all participants led by the Academic Council and MANCOM of the institution. The song conveys about being aware of what is happening to our environment amidst modernization.
The variety show was a concerted effort of the different department of Pines City Colleges under the leadership of the Extension Committee headed by Mrs. Rowena T. Acacio. They opened their arms and hearts to embrace the call to make a difference in the society.