Its aim is to create wider awareness and raise funds for the seven-year campaign to clear the Pasig River and hopefully,breaking the Guinnees Book of world record for the footrace in the world.It is the most widespread day of environmental action and 188 nations had joined biggest climate change activism.Races organizers before said,about 160,000 registered to join the event and an auditing firm will determine if the number of actual runners will beat the record of 110,000.Crowds diversity alone showed that using a sport to show support for the environment is something that everyone can relate.Well known boxer,Manny Pacquiao,well known female and male artist,t.v.hosts,religious leader of El Shaddai's Mike Velarde and former President Fidel V.Ramos joined the important event.As the sun rose and Ramos signaled the start with a gunshot and organized clusters of 2,000 colorful dressed participants ran past the starting line one at a time.
It is the most widespread day of civic engagement on any issue ever in the planet's history!housands of people throughout Asia,including some of its most impoverished areas,joined the iniative through various events organized at the grassroots level.This is a clear mesage to our leaders of the world that the people in developing country in Asia are taking action and the most vulnerable to climate change impact.
It is important that we have to take care of our environment and Mother Earth.It is a united effort in cleaning our rivers and esteros so as to lessen and eradecate the cause of the respiratory problems and clogged waterways.
On my part, if I am riding on a jeepney and noticed that somebody is throwing rubbish along the street, I at once called their attention that it's not the proper way of disposing,I tell them that it will cause clogging of the drainage when it rain,got flooded.If the driver of the jeepney and passenger are smoking, even the sign of "No Smoking" is very clear posted,I called their attention.
It is the United Nations initiated effort to tackle global warming.