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    Caracol Festival 2012 Makati City Ph


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     eresa, of Valenzuela City, Philippines, greatly appreciated how students participated in the Makati street parade. 'It concentrated its purpose on promoting and educating people that we need to take care of our environment and how beautiful and important it is to maintain it,' he says. 'We as people of the world should be responsible enough to take part in any way we can in showing the importance of protecting our environment -- it's our children and future generations who will benefit from it in the end.' He says the street parade was a competition and a group of high school students in Makati competed with various acts and costumes.
    - ssesha, CNN iReport producer

    Caracol started in 1986 and finally listed in the Fiesta Islands Program of the Philippine Department of Tourism (DoT) in 1989. What makes this festival different is its contingents nature-inspired costumes and artistic performances promoting the protection and conservation of nature.


    This festival is participated by students from Makati’s public schools. According to the Festival organizers, their aim is to highlight Makati City’s cultural heritage and the importance of conserving the environment and its natural resources

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