Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc said mangroves like the ones they have in Pasuquin town will help the country combat the effects of climate change.
The Ilocano politiko made the statement on Friday, November 13, after several typhoons battered different parts of the country.
Manotoc said the successive typhoons should prompt Filipinos to do their part in fighting climate change.
“Thinking about and praying for all of those affected by the recent typhoons and rains. These are our mangroves in Pasuquin that protect our land and act as a sanctuary for marine life. Let’s do our part for #ClimateChange,” Manotoc said.
Typhoon Ulysses killed at least 73 people, destroyed thousands of homes, and flooded several areas in Luzon.