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Makati students showcase artistic talent in poster-making 

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Makati City - As part of the global observance of World No Tobacco Day, the Makati Health Department's Environmental Health and Sanitation Division organized a poster-making contest for Grades 4 and 5 students. The competition aimed to raise awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco and promote a smoke-free environment among the youth.

The event saw the active participation of talented young artists from various schools in Makati City. Among the standout winners were Freyanne Salvador, Arabella Ogalesco, and Jamie Peñaflor, all representing Comembo Elementary School. Their exceptional artistic skills and creativity earned them the grand prize in the contest.

The poster-making contest served as a platform for the young participants to express their thoughts and sentiments about the dangers of tobacco use. Through their artwork, they conveyed powerful messages urging individuals to stay away from smoking and embrace a healthier lifestyle.


The winners, together with their fellow contestants, showcased their artistic talents through vibrant and visually captivating posters. Their creations depicted the negative impact of smoking on personal health, as well as the importance of creating a smoke-free environment for the community.

The event was graced by the presence of esteemed officials from the Makati Health Department. Dr. Leeron Borja, Dr. Kairelle Chua, Dr. Alvin Gamulo, Dr. Jerome David, Dr. Camilo Carlos, Dr. Janette Bajo, Ms. Joseliza Benedicto, Ms. Rae Lissette Roldan, and Mr. Benzon Sanchez of the Environmental Health and Sanitation Division all attended the contest. Also present was Ms. Jasmin Lagahit, the MMDA Project Manager, who joined the event to show support for the advocacy.

The Makati Health Department officials expressed their delight in witnessing the talent and creativity displayed by the young participants. They commended the students for their commitment to spreading awareness about the dangers of tobacco use and encouraged them to continue advocating for a smoke-free environment.

By organizing this poster-making contest, the Makati Health Department aimed to empower the youth to become ambassadors of a healthy and tobacco-free lifestyle. The event served as a platform for young artists to make a significant impact on society through their art and contribute to the global efforts in curbing tobacco use.


As Makati City commemorates World No Tobacco Day, the poster-making contest stood as a testament to the city's commitment to promoting a smoke-free community and safeguarding the well-being of its residents, especially the younger generation. The artworks created by these talented students will serve as a reminder to the community of the importance of maintaining a tobacco-free environment for a healthier and brighter future.

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