Did you know that the Philippines' coconut geotextile (a.k.a. coconet) for soil erosion control has been chosen as one of the 12 finalists in Newsweek and BBC's (British Broadcasting Corporation) World's World Challenge?
The World Challenge is basically a competition/ search designed at identifying groups or individuals all over the world whose projectshave contributed great impact at grass roots level.
A documentary about Philippine Coconut geotextile or coconet industry will be shown on the BBC World cable channel on September 24 around8:30 GMT and will also be featured in the August 29 special issue of Newsweek.
"The World Challenge" already offers a tremendous exposure and publicity to our flourishing Philippine coconut geotextile industryand to our Philippine coconut fiber exporters. But it would be great pride for our country, which has been getting very bad publicitynowadays, to win this prestigious competition. By making the Coconets win the best project, we will show to the whole world that Filipinos are not only creative but also majority, if not all, of the Filipinos around the globe are very much united.
To vote, please open http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk/vote.php and click the picture of Philippine coconet.
Please help us campaign for more voters by forwarding this message to your co-worker, friends and relatives.
P.S. One of those involved in the development of coconut fibers is Dr. Bo Arboleda from Albay.