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1:11 PM April 22, 2019

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1:11 PM April 22, 2019

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People in Negros did a human chain for a coal-free province this Earth Day 2019

Negrenses formed a human chain for a coal-free Negros campaign, in line with the celebration of Earth Day this April 22, 2019.

Last March, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. issued an Executive Order declaring Negros Occidental coal-free.

earth day human chain for coal-free negros
Photo source: The Visayan Daily Star FB Page

Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo issued an EO banning coal-fired power plants last year, according to a report from Inquirer.

People of Negros are definitely delighted upon hearing this news, especially those who are campaigning for environmental preservation in the island.

In line with the celebration of Earth Day 2019, Negrenses showed their unity in defending the environment.

Several people went out of their homes and gathered in the streets and public places for a coal-free Negros.

Based on the posts of the Facebook Page of The Visayan Daily Star, people formed a human chain from Manapla in Negros Occidental to La Libertad in Negros Oriental.

LOOK. The “human chain” from Manapla in Negros Occidental to La Libertad in Negros Oriental on Easter Monday, which is also Earth Day, for a coal-free Negros, San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza said.*

Posted by The Visayan Daily Star on Sunday, April 21, 2019

There was also a human formed in San Carlos City.

The Earth Day human chain in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.*

Posted by The Visayan Daily Star on Sunday, April 21, 2019

Some people in Negros gathered in front of the San Carlos Borromeo Cathedral in San Carlos City.

LOOK. Drone shot of the "human chain" for coal-free Negros in front of the San Carlos Borromeo Cathedral in San Carlos City this morning.*Citoy Tano

Posted by The Visayan Daily Star on Sunday, April 21, 2019

With this, several netizens called out to voting population not to vote the politicians who are not supporting the coal-free Negros campaign.

Here are some comments from netizens.

“Let’s not vote politicians that support coal!” – FB user Kathy Javier

“Kaya this election huwag tayo boboto ng mga supporter ng COAL. Make Negros Occidental #CoalFree” – FB user Andy Borromeo

“ZERO votes para sa mga candidates na supporter ng COAL.” – FB user Oscar Pilar

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