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Group calls to bring back fireflies in Clark, Angeles

Nov 1, 2017 @ 10:53

A local committee of some 70 volunteers from Angeles City is advocating for the “return of the fireflies” in key cities in Pampanga.

Pio Fortuno Jr., vice president of the Fireflies Brigade, said during a recent press briefing at the Asia’s China Boy in Clark Freeport Zone that fireflies are important indicators of good and clean air.

Fortuno cited the qualities of Clark and Angeles City as a biking area.

“I look at Angeles City, I bike here and I love it here. Dito kasi sa Clark may fireflies pa e. Let us all work to retain those fireflies here in Angeles City. We do not want Angeles to turn into something like Metro Manila which is congested and polluted. We are here to promote consciousness of cycling,” Fortuno said.

The local committee organized by the Fireflies Brigade will handle the 18th Tour of the Fireflies (TOF) bike caravan on November 18 inside the Freeport and nearby Angeles City, with 600 bikers expected to participate.

“Our advocacy is for bicycle promotion as well as clean air and sustainable transportation. We are lobbying for legislation especially for cities like Angeles to come up with legislation to create and establish bike lanes. The idea is share the road,” said Edna De Jesus Eufemio, a member of the TOF Clark organizing committee and proprietor of Ad Central.

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