VIDEO: #NowPH advocates, celebrities remember Typhoon Yolanda
MANILA Philippines – A host of celebrities and advocates commemorate the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) by taking the #NowPH climate action challenge.
Holding their breath for 15 seconds in a video, youth commissioner Dingdong Dantes, actress Marian Rivera-Dantes, Alden Richards of the popular love team AlDub, and disaster risk reduction champion Senator Loren Legarda lead the #NowPH awareness drive.
"The youth should take a united stance in making sure reforms are made and we don’t hold our breath any longer," the #NowPH ambassadors said in the video.
Other ambassadors and pillars of the campaign who added their voices to the cause include the following:
- Senator Bam Aquino
- National Youth Commission (NYC) officials led by Usec Gio Tingson and Commissioners Jose Rafael Cruz, JP Penol, Percival Cendana, and Earl Saavedra.
- Kuya Kim Atienza, ABS CBN weatherman and TV host
- Jiggy Manicad, GMA Network newscaster and reporter
- Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez, Ateneo de Manila athletes
- Trixie Maristela, LGBT and Transgender rights advocate
- Sam YG, radio and TV personality
- Maj Mario Jose Chico, Chief, AFP Peace Process Office
- Renee Karunungan, Dakila communications director
- Ben Muni, Greenpeace Philippines climate and energy campaigner
- Bai Rohaniza Sumndad-Usman, Teach Peace Build Peace Movement executive director
- Gloc-9, premier Filipino rapper
- Derrick Monasterio, actor, dancer, singer
- Julie Anne San Jose, singer, actress and host
- Tyler Quema, grade 2 pupil
- Crysha Briton, Typhoon Yolanda survivor
#NowPH seeks to gather at least one million voices calling on countries to act on climate change issues to prevent global warming from going past 2 degrees Celsius. (READ: 136M Twitter views: Pledges for climate action surge as #COP21 nears)
The ambassadors pledge to help push the Philippine position on climate change and encourage the public to adopt the 15 ways to curb carbon gas emissions.
Using the hashtag #NowPH, join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook between 9 am to 9 pm, Sunday, November 8, and show how you're helping address climate change.
You can post a photo or a 15-second video, or simply tweet about how you can help prevent another disaster from happening again.
At 6:30 pm, #NowPH ambassadors are expected to interact with Typhoon Yolanda survivors who are participating in the Twitter conversation.
Make the national day of conversation and action a meaningful way to remember and learn from the Yolanda tragedy. – Rappler.com
#NowPH is an initiative of the National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC), with support from USAID Building Low Emission Alternatives to Develop Economic Resilience and Sustainability Project (B-LEADERS). MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm, is a social media partner. Visit nowph.org to learn more about the campaign.