Gov't Leads Info Drive on Climate Change

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The government is spearheading a massive campaign to educate the public about climate change and how each person can help bring it under control.Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said he has directed the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) to produce infomercials and other materials aimed at informing the public on the depth of the challenges related to climate change.Remonde said state-run television and radio stations would be utilized for the latest green advocacy and expressed hopes the private media would hop on the bandwagon. “We will go into IEC or information, education and communication materials,” he said.Vice President Manuel ‘Noli’ de Castro also said that climate change and global warming is here and the Philippines should learn to adapt or face the consequences.De Castro pointed out the need for our country to better equip itself in addressing calamities brought about by climate change.He also echoed the statement earlier made by United Nations Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes that, contrary to Filipino experts’ diagnosis, climate change should be blamed for the two recent tropical cyclones that devastated the country“Climate change is a current threat. …