TV and movie actor Dingdong Dantes is flanked by (left to right) Vice-Governor Cristy Atay, 1st District Rep. Imelda Quibranza Dimaporo and Boardmember Harris Ali during the official launching of #nowPH at MCC sports complex, Tubod, Lanao del Norte.
Tubod, Lanao del Norte – Movie heartthrob and TV matinee idol Dingdong Dantes visited this fast-rising province for the official launching of #nowPH.
Dingdong Dantes or Jose Sixto Gonzalez Dantes in real life is the Chairman of the YesPinoy Foundation and the current Commissioner of the National Youth Commission.
#nowPH is an advocacy campaign of Greeneration Philippines. This organization also supported the One Million Filipino Youth Voices Campaign aimed at uniting the Filipino Youth to prevent global warming from reaching two degrees Celsius. It also seeks to raise public consciousness on the science of climate change and on ways to lead a climate-resilient and climate-smart lifestyle.
The United Nations Framework Convention defines climate change as the change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere.
For her part, 2nd District Congresswoman Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo affirmed her commitment to the advocacy program and encourages the youth of Lanao del Norte to take an active role in helping secure a greener world for our future generations.
Effects of climate change include rise in the average global temperature, changes of precipitation, increase in the frequency and intensity of typhoons, sea level rise, and the risks of more droughts, floods, heat waves, forest and grassland fires. All of these weather abnormalities have negative impact on the economy, environment and lives of people especially those living in coastal communities.
As an archipelago, the Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change due to its geography, geographic location and poverty situation.
Also present during the launching program were Vice-Governor Ma. Cristina Atay and Board Member Harris Ali. Accompanying Dantes is a team from the National Youth Commission.
The event was spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Lanao Del Norte through its Provincial Population Office, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office and the Youth for Development (Y4D) organization. 5L/Y4D