Earth Hour Pilipinas 2010, a success, officials say.

On March 27, the country was literally engulfed in darkness from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m as 1076 cties, towns and municipalities joined Earth Hour 2010, sending a signal around the globe that the Philippines is in harmony to save Mother Earth from the effects of climate change.  

Event organizer Earth Hour Philippines, composed of the World Wide for Nature-Philippines, Department of Energy, Switch Movement, and Green Army Network, was overwhelmed by the success and scope of this event as the Philippines ranked first worldwide in terms of pubic participation for two consecutive years.

Since 2009, Earth Hour Philippines has reawakened the Filipino spirit of collective advocacy as it brings forward solutions for climate change. "Earth Hour does not end when the lights are switched back on," says newly-appointed Climate Change Commissioner and Earth Hour National Director Yeb Saño. "The switch-off signifies the start of a very personal and lasting lifestyle change to minimize our ecological impacts and to do our bit for a more sustainable planet. Personal pledges can take many forms, from upgrading to energy-efficient appliances to planting and stewarding a small grove of native trees."