Ilocos Norte churches go green
LAOAG CITY—The Diocese of Laoag is set to embark on a solar energy project which aims to help reduce the country’s carbon footprint.
In response to the urgent call of Pope Francis to stop climate change, Bishop Renato Mayugba of the Diocese of Laoag said they have invited WeGen Philippines, a next-generation energy business to install solar panels that automatically convert solar energy into electricity for the 28 parishes of the Diocese of Laoag.
“As Pope Francis tells us to care for the environment, we need to look at other alternatives to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Mayugba citing the province of Ilocos Norte is lucky to have wind and solar power farms, generating clean and renewable energy for the people.
In 2015, the Pope signed an encyclical on climate change, underscoring that environment and caring for the Earth are key global issues. That encyclical, titled “Laudato Si,” is considered both a searing indictment of the world’s failure to protect the environment and a call to action.
The pope proposed that caring for the environment shall be added to the traditional Christian works of mercy such as feeding the hungry and visiting the sick.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers his keynote address and declaration the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Quirino Stadium in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur on Sunday (April 15, 2018). The sports meet is participated by thousands of young athletes from the country's 17 regions.