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No lights = saving of 700 MW

CANDLELIT CELL.  Female inmates at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology cell in Baguio City light several candles in pans filled with rose petals during Earth Hour. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

More than 700 megawatts (MW) were estimated to have been saved when residents and businesses in nearly 1,600 cities and towns around the country switched off their lights for an hour on the night of March 29.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lights out for iconic landmarks on Earth Hour

In this combination photo composed of two photographs, the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill is seen before and after turning the lights were switched off to mark the annual Earth Hour in Athens, on Saturday March 29, 2014. Earth Hour is marked around the world, with millions expected turn out the lights to raise awareness about climate change. AP

Iconic landmarks around the world were plunged into darkness Saturday as lights went out in thousands of places as part of a global fundraising drive for local environmental projects.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Earth Hour: Turn off lights at 8:30 Saturday night


Turn off your lights. Light a candle in your window and say a prayer. Several Catholic bishops on Friday urged the faithful to join the celebration of Earth Hour on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. by doing these simple gestures to allow Mother Nature to have a much needed hour-long break.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Makati City expects huge crowd for Earth Hour 2014 on March 29


Around 1,000 people are expected to gather in Makati to mark Earth Hour 2014 on March 29 with a celebration to be spearheaded by the city government.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Earth Hour: Switch off for bancas for fishers


More than just switching off lights, Earth Hour will go beyond its 60-minute environmental conservation campaign and raise funds to help fisherfolk who lost their livelihood to Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »