MANILA — He already lent his voice to a fundraiser which aims to help the country’s fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
And this Saturday, former Sugarfree frontman Ebe Dancel will once again perform for a cause — this time, as part of the annual Earth Hour celebrations.
He’ll be headlining a special online jam session, arranged by PLDT and Smart Communications, alongside Johnoy Danao and Bullet Dumas.
The digital gig is in line with a plea from Earth Hour organizers World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to move this year’s celebrations online, in light of the worsening COVID-19 outbreak.
Watching streams is one of the recommendations in WWF’s list of things to do from the comforts of one’s home, in addition to the usual switching off non-essential lights, reading books and playing board games in candle-light, and trying yoga, among many others.
Locally, the goal of this year’s Earth Hour is promote a campaign dubbed #ChangeTheEnding, which illustrates the “current global realities faced by humanity.”
“Changes in rain patterns, for example, coupled with increasing population in the Philippines could result to severe water shortages before the year 2030 if there is no comprehensive and immediate action taken,” WWF Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Energy, said in a statement.
“The campaign is a timely reminder that in spite of current trends, we can still change the ending if we start acting now,” it added.
Earth Hour 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.