Photo by Veejay Villafranca . Batangas City, Philippines May 4, 2016 - An estimated 10,000 people from different environmental and religious groups joins local residents of Batangas province in a march against a proposed coal plant to be built in the town to add to the 4 operational coal plants in the area. The Philippine government is part of the COP21 agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 2020 thus reducing the global temperature by 1.5 degrees celsius. Several local governments in the country including Batangas started exploring the benefits of renewable energy such as solar energy with hopes that bigger private corporations will invest more funds yo tap into renewable energy sources which the Philippines is very much rich of. There are 8 other proposed coal plants set in the province.