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Angeles City mayor asks residents to participate in Earth Hour

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, March 26 — Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has called on all Angeleños to actively participate in the annual Earth Hour event on Saturday by turning-off their lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“Let us use our power to ‘change climate change’," Pamintuan said, quoting the slogan of Earth Hour.

“This is a small sacrifice we can make for Mother Earth. Let us tell our relatives, friends, colleagues, neighbors and all those around us to participate by turning off our lights for at least 60 minutes,” he said.

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change.

Since then, Earth Hour has become a worldwide movement and hundreds of millions of citizens in 162 countries and territories worldwide have participated in this annual event.

“This act of turning-off our lights for 60 minutes from 8:30 to 9:30 in the evening every 28th of March symbolizes our solidarity with the campaign for defense of the environment, for the protection of endangered species and our forests, and all other activities against climate change,” Pamintuan added. (PNA)

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