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Earth Hour tonight

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This is the only planet we have.

15M Pinoys expected to join Earth Hour switch-off

At least 15 million Filipinos are expected to be part of some one billion people worldwide who will switch off their lights for one hour for the environment Saturday evening.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said the switch-off at 8:30 p.m. of March 27 will be the highlight of Earth Hour, which has been observed in the last three years.

“The switch-off signifies the start of a very personal and lasting lifestyle change to minimize our ecological impacts and to do our bit for a more sustainable planet. Personal pledges can take many forms, from upgrading to energy-efficient appliances to planting and stewarding a small grove of native trees,” WWF said in its website.

As of 7:30 p.m. last Thursday, some 1,041 Philippine cities and towns have confirmed participation.

10 ways to make a difference

WWF gave the public 10 ways to make a difference during and after Earth Hour 2010:

* Document Earth Hour celebrations
* Host outdoor evening parties
* Encourage children to play outdoors
* Do a “Recyclables Hunt”
* Unplug or use less power, if working the graveyard shift
* Involve local leaders
* Clean up the street
* Unplug and chill out
* Give yourself an energy makeover
* Make a pledge for the planet

WWF said that in 2009, over 10 million Filipinos in 647 towns, cities and towns joined in – more than anywhere else on Earth.

This year, Earth Hour Philippines aims for the participation of over 15 million Filipinos in over 1,000 towns and cities nationwide. Globally, 807 cities, towns and cities in 82 countries across every continent have already signed up.

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San Juanico Bridge

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This is nice:

RP bridges featured in Singapore stamps
(GMANews.TV – Thursday, September 24)

Philippine and Singapore bridges are featured in stamps commemorating the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Singapore.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the stamps are a joint effort of the Singapore Postal Office and the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost).

“The bridge theme for the commemorative stamps was chosen because the bridges connects both countries symbolically, and is a popular theme among stamp collectors,” the DFA said in an article on its website (

It said the Singapore Postal Office and Philpost launched the four limited-edition postal stamps in Singapore this month.

According to the DFA, the Singapore Philatelic Museum worked closely with Philpost in implementing the project, which took almost a year to complete.

One of the two Philippine bridges featured in the stamps is the Bamban Bridge in Pampanga, which links Mabalacat to Tarlac.

While the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991 destroyed it, Bamban Bridge was rebuilt in 1998 and is one of the longest bridges in the world.

The second bridge featured is the Marcelo Fernan Bridge in Cebu City, which connects Cebu and Mactan Islands.

Opened in 1991, the bridge is named after the late Chief Justice and Senator Marcelo Fernan.

Two other stamps featuring Singapore bridges complete the commemorative issue, including the Henderson Waves Bridge and the Cavenagh Bridge.

All commemorative stamps can be ordered at SingPost’s online shopping portal vPost, at

Meanwhile, the Singapore Philatec Museum is now preparing for a Philippine-themed stamp exhibit in October titled “Bayanihan: Spirit of the Philippines.” – GMANews.TV

But in my opinion, San Juanico Bridge –the Philippines’ longest bridge– shouldn’t have been left out from the reported commemorative project.

The longest bridge in the Philippines

The longest bridge in the Philippines

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