The Climate Reality Project Philippines, on its second year, recognized CTU Main Professor Mydah Kabingue as one of the Miguel R. Magalang Climate Leadership Award recipients last week at the National Museum of Natural History in Manila.
Other prominent awardees were Howie Severino, Atom Araullo, and Richard Gomez (who represented Ormoc City).
Primarily, indices considered by the organization included activeness in the affairs of the Philippine branch which contributed to the success of its programs, activities, and projects as well as constant and diligent reporting of his or her acts of leadership in the Reality Hub.
Advocating for earth’s preservation, Prof. Kabingue, in a statement, recalled how the ceremony would bring to light the previous calamity that ravaged the country, which necessitates diligence in pursuing best efforts.
“The awards will also be held near the 5th anniversary of the onslaught of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) on the Philippines, a painful reminder of why climate change is the biggest threat to both natural ecosystems and human communities, and that actions against this phenomenon have to be prioritized in all sectors of society.”
Prof. Kabingue spoke to UICPA the significance of the venue where she should have received her award (if not because of a prior commitment that impeded her from attending the ceremony).
“Inaugurated last year, the museum represents the richness of natural life on Earth and the duty of mankind to understand, protect, and connect with its many wonders and treasures. Thus, this event hopes to emphasize that climate change affects all life and that the solutions to the climate crisis can only be effective through a sustainable, inclusive, and collaborative approach.”
Honoring proactive Filipino advocates coincides with the commemoration of the country’s Renewable Energy Act that has been enforced for 10 years now.
The Climate Reality Project Philippines works alongside The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit organization founded by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
This year’s recognition of advocates and experts from all sectors and origins underscored the urgency to develop for solutions, given the recent findings by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. UICPA