As part of its commitment in promoting environmental protection, the City Government of Parañaque under the leadership of Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr. will join the world community in the observance of Earth Hour where cities and towns all over the world will switch off their lights on March 27, 2010 for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 P.M.
The annual event is organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). In the Philippines, program advocacy is spearheaded by the Department Of Energy and SWITCH, its social mobilization arm and the Green Army Foundation, with continuing support from the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources and Dept. of the Interior and Local Government and various government agencies and NGOs.
Parañaque City’s Tourism Office under Ms. Josephine Orozca and Special Services Office headed by Mr. Dean Calleja have been tasked to coordinate activities relating to the observance of the Earth Hour in the city.
“Energy conversation is a concern for every individual and by participating in this year’s observance of Earth Hour, each of us will be doing our part in taking action to combat climate change and global warming.” Mayor Bernabe said.
The city administration will switch off lights in its facilities and landmarks within its jurisdiction on the Earth Hour; mobilize the community to do the same in their households; organize an Earth Hour event in the city; encourage the switching off of lights to the private sector. As in the past years, the city government will be sending a delegation to the Earth Hour countdown event at the SM MOA on March 27, 2010.
A staunch advocate of environmental protection and energy conservation, Mayor Jun Bernabe received the prestigious Anvil Award of Excellence in Public Relations for Environmental Protection in 2006. (Public Information Office)