WYAAP Launches Photography Exhibit for the Environment

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World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) successfully launched Habilin: A Photography Exhibit for the Environment last July 1, 2016 at Roots Katipunan.

Habilin is a Filipino word pertaining to something that is given to someone for safekeeping. The week-long exhibit aimed to raise awareness about the beauty of our world, to remind us of our responsibility as human persons to look after one another, and to remind us of our role in environmental preservation and protection.

The exhibit features 25 photographs by young renowned nature and travel photographers, AC Dimatatac, Kim Wee-Ebol, Raniel Hernandez, Angelo Mendoza, Pauline Disuanco, Aya Cabauatan, Karen De La Fuente, and the photography collective Shutterpanda Photography. All photographs captured stories, musings, and travels of the featured photographers.


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The Habilin launch welcomed a full house as four photographers from the exhibit line-up and at least 70 other guests and supporters gathered alongside the WYAAP organizing team to celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature through the art of photography.


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From left to right: Pauline Disuanco, Angelo Mendoza, Kim Wee-Ebol and Raniel Hernandez answer questions during the open forum

The evening opened with some welcoming remarks by WYAAP Regional Director, Mary Imbong, where she introduced World Youth Alliance to the guests and called on fellow young people to promote the dignity of the human person through art and environmental protection. This was followed by a short feature of the four guest photographers who were present during the evening—Raniel Hernandez, Kim Wee-Ebol, Pauline Disuanco and Angelo Mendoza—in preparation for the main highlight of the event—a dialogue and open forum.

The launch ended with live acoustic performances by performers, Beverly Esguerra and Renee Villanueva.


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Singer and musician, Beverly Esguerra



Singer and musician, Renee Villanueva


Habilin was made possible through its partnership with Roots Katipunan and our featured photographers and performers. WYAAP would also like to thank ClickTheCity.com, the WYAAP Batch 2 Regional Interns, the Roots Katipunan team, and all its guests for making the event possible. Make sure to catch the exhibit at Roots Katipunan before it closes on from July 8, 2016.


Interested in partnering with World Youth Alliance? Send us your proposal at asiapacific@wya.net.