The Philippines joined the over 70 countries that participated in the global movement to save mother Earth. Earth Hour is a 60 minute lights-off initiative to conserve energy. Less electricity consumed means less burning of fuels by power plants. The Philippine movement was a success.

Studio 23 had a special coverage of the event, with remote reports in key cities all over the Philippines. TJ Manotoc and Bianca Gonzales hosted the coverage, and Energy Secretary Angelo T. Reyes took control over the symbolic switch. At 8:30PM lights went off at the SM Mall of Asia, simultaneous with participating cities across the nation.

Various performances followed suit, with the Bayanihan Dance Troupe and their "Pandanggo sa Ilaw". The Bayanihan Dance Troupe is the Philippine's premiere folk dance group with international critical acclaim.
Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano also performed on stage.
This international event also showed the performance of the Philippine's most renowned international artist M. Lea Salonga. She sang "From A Distance" dedicated to this earth-saving initiative.


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