Sustainable and Green Philippine Festivals

National and local government officials, tourism officers, and artistic directors, will gather virtually to feature the celebration of Philippine festivals in safe and sustainable ways on the 45th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” as part of the “Sustainable and Green Philippine Festivals” series.
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 20 May 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at and
Joining the online conversation are resource persons including Assistant Secretary Verna Covar-Buensuceso of the Department of Tourism (DOT), Mayor Celso Olivier Dator of Lucban, Quezon, JC Cadiao-Perlas, provincial tourism officer of Antique, and Rommel Flogen, artistic director of Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival, and Alphonsus Tesoro, National Committee on Central Cultural Communities of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts to discuss Philippine festivals in the better normal and encourage communities to embed sustainable and green practices in observing various festivities through shifting to online events, avoiding wasteful consumption, promoting sustainable lifestyles, practicing recycling, banning the use of single-use plastics, and using eco-friendly materials, among others.