Christopher de Leon goes green

MANILA, Philippines—Veteran actor Christopher de Leon led a team of environmentalists in releasing a green sea turtle into the waters off Anilao in Mabini town, in Batangas over the weekend.

“It felt great,” De Leon said, thrilled by the experience of personally setting the turtle free.

The green turtle (Chelonia mydas), a large sea animal recognized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora as an endangered species, was earlier rescued by environment officials in Hagonoy, Bulacan, the Conservation International Philippines said Monday.

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