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‘Inconvenient’ sequel features PH

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by Jun Aguirre

Kalibo, Aklan — The sequel to the film documentary of former US Vice President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore will feature Philippine initiatives on climate change.

Matthew Boms, international manager of Climate Reality Project, said the Philippines has a 20-minute airtime in the documentary that will be released on July, 2017.

Boms was in Kalibo earlier this week to visit the family of the late congressman and environmentalist Allen Salas Quimpo.

“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” features the visit of Gore to the country last year. Gore visited Leyte to see firsthand the devastation from super-typhoon Yolanda, which ravaged the Visayas in 2013.

Quimpo received a posthumous award from the Senate as part of activities leading to Earth Day on April 22.

Rodne Galicha of Climate Reality Project Philippines said Quimpo is one of those lauded by Senator Loren Legarda, who chairs the environment committee.

During his time as congressman and even after retiring from politics, Quimpo championed the mangrove plantation project that was cited by the United Nations. (With a report from Tara Yap)

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