Duterte on Earth Day 2021: Make PH climate-resistance, climate-smart
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Earth Day Thursday urged the public to turn the Philippines into a “climate-resilient” and “climate-smart” nation.
He said in a video message that Earth day “reminds us of our inherent responsibility to take care of our planet.”
He also reminded the public that a healthy nation depends on a healthy natural environment.
“This Earth Day, let us work with renewed vigor to engage our people, our local communities and industries, and all other stakeholders in our efforts to achieve a climate-resilient and climate-smart Philippines,” he said.
“As we recover from the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives and economy, let us always bear in mind that a healthy nation is anchored on a healthy and sound natural environment,” the President added.
The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement.
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