Protesters slam Aquino ahead of speech at U.N. climate summit

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Sept. 22, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – President Aquino is set to deliver a speech before world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit Plenary in New York on Tuesday, where he will be announcing the Philippines’ actions on climate change.

But Fil-Am activists who joined hundreds of thousands of protesters for the People’s Climate March in New York on Sunday say President Aquino needs to do more.

While the Philippines has created the Climate Change Commission, they say government is still allowing the expansion of dirty energy in the Philippines. There are reportedly more than 40 coal plants being built there.

They are also calling on Aquino to do more when it comes to preparing and protecting the country and its citizens from disasters.

They slam the Aquino government for failing to provide enough help for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda and failing to convince the U.S. government to pass the temporary protected status for the Philippines, which would allow Filipinos who have expired or expiring visas to temporarily stay and work in the U.S. while their homeland recovers from last year’s strongest storm.

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  • Kuya
    22 September 2014 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Stop blaming the President regarding Yolanda victims and TPS. He is not aSuperman. Why don’t you blame the previous presidents ho stole a lot of people’s money. Be fair and give a little credit on what Pnoy did to our government okay?

  • Juan
    23 September 2014 at 2:44 am - Reply

    Climate Change ang pinaka-magandang racket, Lahat nang tao sa mundo ay dapat magbayad nang “CARBON TAX”. Akalain mong meron kang multa, dahil ang hangin na hininga mo ay libre.Dito mo makita na magaling ang Democrat sa paggawa nang pera. Gaya ni Al Gore, siya ang pinaka malaking kinita dito, Dati Global Warming ang tawag nang mga Democrat,then naging mabahong salita ito, pinalitan nang Climate Change.

  • Generoso Magaoay
    21 February 2015 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    @ Kuya, you should be ashamed for defending Penoy (Noynoy, Pnoy, etc. or whatever). The undisputed fact is that five days after the Yolanda ploughed through Leyte, there were no assistance that the Aquino’s administration could provide. Five days and the dead bodies were still out lying on the streets…help is coming. Yes, it was until the U.S. Navy sent ships and the very first package arrived in Leyte…

    Thanks Juan for speaking the truth. Supposed Pnoy is a well educated person who comes around talking about global warming (now climate change). Were so dumb not to know that global warming was a heavily corrupted ideology back by JUNK science with a special agenda of filling their own pocket with your own hard earned dollars. Yeah, CARBON TAX…thanks again Juan…