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PIA Press Release
2010/03/25

Fire truck sirens, ship whistles, church bells to usher in Earth Hour

Negros Occ. (25 March) -- On March 27, Saturday evening, if you hear fire truck sirens, ships whistling and church bells ringing, do not panic for this is just to remind us that we turn off our lights at 8:30pm. and switch it on at 9:30pm in observance of the Earth Hour.

The public is advised not to be alarmed with the sounds as the higher office of the Bureau of Fire Protection and MARINA have been issued a directive to do so to herald the start and end of the activity.

In Bacolod City, Earth Hour Core Group Leader Engr. Felicidad Altalaguire told PIA the group had asked the church to ring church bells to remind the people of the event that will be participated in by millions of people in the country and could reach billions including those joining across the globe.

The public is advised to protect themselves and their properties as participating areas will be put in deep darkness as the PNP are placed on heightened alert to avert untoward incidents.

The center of activities in the city will be at SM City Bacolod to be attended by government officials and famous personalities.

The purpose of the rite is to impress upon the people of the world concerning environmental issues such as climate change and pollution on air, sea and land caused by overuse of unsustainable energy sources.

Earth Hour calls for wise use of energy and its conservation and promotes the use of natural energy. (PIA-LOL) [top]

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