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Vigan City, Ilocos Sur – A lawmaker is asking Filipinos to continue doing their share in helping heal the ozone layer while they are also taking action to address other environs concerns like climate change.

Senator Loren Legarda made this announcement following the release of a recent study of science experts, who found evidence that the Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing due to efforts started in the 1980s to phase out the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and other destructive chemicals.

Legarda’s call to the Filipinos was also issued in connection to the observance of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on September 16.

TREE PLANTING – Members of Metro-Dagupan Cycling Club, together with Philippine Red Cross-Pangasinan, Aguilar local government, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and other civic organizations plant almost 2,000 Agoo tree seedlings at Sitio Mapita in Aguilar, Pangasinan on September 17, 2016. (Manila Bulletin photo by Jojo Riñoza/Manila Bulletin)

Read more: Filipinos urged to help heal damaged ozone layer

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COTABATO CITY — Department of Agriculture Sec. Emmanuel Piñol urged farmers in North and South Cotabato to avail of the insurance services of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) to avoid getting empty handed when calamity strikes.

Read more: Sec. Piñol tells farmers to avail of PCIC insurance coverage vs calamities

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MANILA - Climate policy group Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) on Wednesday received two awards for its narrative on climate change.

Read more: Book on climate change wins 2 Golden Book awards

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