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Duterte on Earth Day 2021: Make PH climate-resistance, climate-smart

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 06:50 PM April 22, 2021

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.”

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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.

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Duterte on Earth Day 2021: Make PH climate-resistance, climate-smart

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte reminds Filipinos “to take good care of our planet.” REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

“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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