[In the news] Earth Day rites moved to April 25 | The Philippine Star News Headlines
By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star)
MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino has signed Administrative Order 12 moving the Earth Day celebration to April 25 from April 22, which falls on Good Friday.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa noted that Good Friday is also a non-working holiday.
“The President deems it best to move Earth Day celebrations to April 25 this year to allow more people to participate in the activities and make the occasion more meaningful,” he said in a statement.
Earth Day celebrations -coordinated worldwide by the Earth Day Network -are held to promote awareness on the need for environmental conservation because of the adverse effects of climate change.
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