While some parts of the Visayas are still in the dark, used plastic bottles with solar panels developed locally have lighted up about 2,000 homes in typhoon-ravaged areas of the region.
Illac Diaz, executive director of the “Liter of Light” project, said solar light bulbs were distributed in Tacloban City and Cebu province after super typhoon Yolanda battered the central Philippines last November.
“Green technologies, it’s the right time we start using it. No power plant, we suffer in darkness. That shouldn’t be the case anymore,” Diaz said in an interview on GMA News Tv’s “News To Go” on Monday.