Here’s a copy of the “Estero Jingle” composed by the Ambassador for Clean Rivers, Mr. Noel Cabangon.
Listen to the mp3 here: Estero mix
Estero Mo, Estero Ko
Alagaan natin ang mga estero at sapa (Let’s take care of our waterways and streams)
Nang paligid ay maging malusog at kaaya-aya (for them to be healthy and pretty)
Huwag nating pabayaan at gawing basurahan (Let’s not neglect and turn them into trash bins)
Pagka’t ayon sa kasabihan, (cause as they say)
“Ang duming tinapon mo ay tiyak na babalik sayo…” (The trash you throw will find its way back to you)
Estero mo’y estero ko (Your waterway is my waterway)
Ang estero ko’y estero mo (My water way is yours)
Lagi nating Kalingain (Let’s always protect it)
Nang bumuti ang paligid natin… (So we’d have a better environment)
Gawin nating ang tubig ay kusang dumaloy (let’s make sure our waters flow naturally)
Umagos sa daraanan ng tuloy-tuloy (Just steadily flow on our waterways)
Maging laging handa sa pagdating ng tag-ulan (Let’s all be prepared for the rains)
Ang buhay mo at buhay ko (Your life and my life)
Dapat masiguro ang kaligtasan (We should make sure we are safe)…
Pardon my translation… hehehe…
The song is produced by the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Maybe it’s just wishful thinking but wouldn’t it be nice if this song would become a “meme” — something like kids (or adults) coming up with their own videos using the song and uploading them on youtube (or facebook). The more people to sing it, the more chance the message of the song could reach to people, and the more people would act to protect our waters.
Anyway, if you come up with your own music vid of this song, buzz me and i’ll see if i could post it here