Al Gore's Manila visit moved to June 8

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 24 2010 06:07 PM | Updated as of Apr 20 2010 01:55 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former US vice-president Al Gore is set to visit Manila in June to keynote a leadership conference at the SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia.

A statement from SM Prime Holdings said Gore will present an Asian version of his landmark multimedia presentation "An Inconvenient Truth" at the leadership conference scheduled on June 8, 2010, instead of April 30.

Gore's presentation on the threat of climate change and solutions to global warming became the subject of the movie of the same title, which won an Academy Award.

Gore recently published "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis", his latest book which gathers in one place all of the most effective available measures that will help solve the climate crisis.

SM Prime Holdings president Hans Sy said Gore's visit is part of the SM Group's commitment to environmental preservation.

“Beyond our many environmental programs, we feel that we can further spread the advocacy by having more people learn about this global problem and how it impacts each and every one of us. This is why we are bringing in the world’s most influential authority on climate change.  We want the urgency of his message to be heard by Filipino leaders as well as Filipinos in general,” Sy said in a statement.