Coal-minded leaders left behind by green energy growth – Al Gore

March 15, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – If President Benigno Aquino III were in the audience, he would have been inconvenienced by former US Vice President Al Gore’s presentation at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training on Monday, March 14, in Manila.

“Carbon is the number one threat to the global economy,” warned Gore, who was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to build up awareness about climate change.

Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, raised the same concern in her keynote speech at the 3-day leadership training.

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Senators give last respects to former Senate President Jovito Salonga

March 15, 2016

Former and incumbent senators gave their final respects on Tuesday (March 15, 2016) to the late former Senate President Jovito Salonga whom they described as “a humble but strong leader who played a big role in restoring democracy in the country.”

Angara described Salonga as humble and quiet “but with loud leadership” while Legarda called him “a statesman of highest degree.”

”His devotion to our nation’s freedom has allowed each one of us to stand here today to argue and agree, to debate and collaborate, to help run the nation,” Legarda said.

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Legarda: Climate Change Presents Opportunity for Green Growth

March 14, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that despite the threats of climate change, there are opportunities to seize to promote green growth.

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement in her keynote speech at the 31st Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Manila, organized by The Climate Reality Project led by Former US Vice President Al Gore.

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Al Gore in PH to lead workshop on climate crisis

March 12, 2016

TACLOBAN – Former United States Vice President and renowned environmental activist Al Gore is now in Tacloban City, which was among the worst hit areas by super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) in November 2013, to meet with local officials and discuss climate change issues.

Gore, one of the men behind the hit documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth”, arrived at the Tacloban City Airport at around 3 p.m. Saturday. He was welcomed by Mayor Alfred Romualdez.

Accompanied by Senator Loren Legarda, who chairs the Senate committees on environment and natural resources, climate change, and cultural communities, Gore first went to Barangay 88 in San Jose to visit a family of Yolanda survivors.

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Al Gore visits Tacloban, sees destruction caused by ‘Yolanda’

March 12, 2016

TACLOBAN CITY-Former United States Vice President Albert “Al” Gore made a quick visit to this city which had been devastated by the world’s strongest typhoon to hit land.

From the village, Gore went to the mass grave located at Holy Cross Memorial Park in Barangay Basper where 2,200 victims of Yolanda were buried.

He spent 20 minutes at mass grave and prayed silently.

He, Legarda and Romualdez also offered a wreath and lit candles.

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