TACLOBAN CITY- Even the youth could help curb problem on climate change. This was the message imparted by popular actor Dingdong Dantes, who is a commissioner of the National Youth Commission.
Dantes joined a climate change walk in Catbalogan City last November 3 with thousands of students joining him. “Even the youth, on their own way, can help address our problem on climate change. That is why, the National Youth Commission is supportive of this climate change walk,” the actor said. As a commissioner of the NYC, Dantes said that he has been joining several activities related to campaign against climate change. The actor said that he is also encouraging the youth of the country to observe and practice the 50 ways to cut green gas emissions. The emissions of green gas are being attributed as a big factor for climate change or global warming. He said that simple act of waste segregation and planting trees “at the right place,” would help the campaign against climate change. Meantime, Dantes dismissed reports that he is gunning for a senate seat in the 2016 polls. “I don’t have any (political) plans. I am happy and contended with my current role,” he said. He, however, said that his being an actor will help him encouraged more youth to become environment conscious and promote better understanding of having a good and healthy environment. Dantes said that he is upbeat that the youth are also aware on what is happening to our environment and how to lessen the impact of the ever changing condition of our environment. (JOEY A. GABIETA)