Wednesday, April 23, 2008
what really influenced me to support environmental programs is the movie "The Burning Season". i was 14years old then when it was released in 1994. it's a story of the environmental advocate Francisco Alves Mendes Filho or more known as Chico Mendes. he was leading a group of people on stopping the illegal logging happening in Amazon, Brazil. he was assassinated on December 22, 1988.
"At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rain forest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity." - Chico Mendes
in the movie, Chico Mendes was portrayed by Raul Julia who is also one of the most admired actors that time. you can read more about Chico on this link from wikipedia.
i will forever remember Chico Mendes and do my part to protect our environment in anyway i can.
today we can see more people fighting for the Philippine's remaining natural wonders and to name some;
Gina Lopez - managing director of Bantay Kalikasan
Jesus P. Francisco - president of Haribon Foundation
Angelique Songco - head of the Tubbataha reef conservation
David Valdes - president of WWF Philippines
and all the other organizations, small groups and individuals who in their own way sets goal to preserve our natural resources.
Posted by Dong Ho at 11:18 PM