Earth Day caravans, protest set Thursday

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Earth Day will be marked in Bacolod City with numerous activities Thursday, including a protest against the recent cutting of trees to make way for sidewalks.

The Bacolod City government will mark Earth Day, which theme is “Restore Our Earth”, with a caravan that will start at 7 a.m. from the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) grounds, passing the three major public markets, and will culminate at the GP Forest Area at Progreso Village I in Barangay Vista Alegre for a tree planting activity, a press release from the Bacolod Public Information Office said.

A culminating program will be held at the Fountain of Justice at the Bacolod City Hall at Araneta Street where a Declaration of the Sustaining Implementation of the Mangrove-Growing Project in the 20-hectare coastal area in Barangay Punta Taytay will be held, it added.

Meanwhile, a call was made on social media for Bacolod residents to gather in front of the old Bacolod Airport between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Thursday for a protest against the recent cutting of trees in the area.

Participants in vehicles are being urged to blink their lights as a sign of protest, the appeal said.*

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