PIA Press Release
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Greenpeace vessel to navigate Gensan and SaranganiGeneral Santos City (November 18, 2010) – Branded as one of the world’s most famous environmental campaigning ship, the Rainbow Warrior of Greenpeace Southeast Asia will visit Makar Wharf here in the City Friday (November 19) and the port of Maasim, Sarangani on Saturday (November 20) in its mission to promote right solutions to climate change.
According to AC Dimatatac, media assistant of Greenpeace Southeast Asia in the country, Rainbow Warrior is visiting the Philippines from November 19-30 and will stay in Sarangani and General Santos City from November 19-22.
She said ”this is maybe the last visit of the Rainbow Warrior to the Philippines as it will be decommissioned next year because of old age,” saying further that the ship has been touring around the world for the past 21 years with Greenpeace to campaign for positive change for the planet.
Despite the rejection it received from the Consumers Alliance for Global Prosperity (CAGP) accusing Greenpeace of “undermining the nation’s democracy and opportunity for further development,” and urging other nations to “join Indonesia in defying the pro-poverty policies espoused by the organization's waterborne campaigners,” Rainbow Warrior will continue with its voyage to the Philippines.
Greenpeace said “Rainbow Warrior is on a mission in Southeast Asia to demonstrate and promote right solutions and expose and confront wrong practices in global efforts to tackle climate change.”
“The ship has sailed against whaling, war, coal plants, climate change, and other environmental crimes on every ocean of the world. She has challenged environmental crimes, relocated the population of a South Pacific Island contaminated by radiation, provided disaster relief to victims of the 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia,” it added. (PIA-SarGen)