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Fisherfolk count gains one year after Amended Fisheries Code

Press release | February 29, 2016 at 16:09

Manila – A year after Republic Act (RA) 10654, which amended the Fisheries Code of 1998, was passed, fisherfolk associations, civil society organizations and environmental NGOs are underlining the gains of the amended law in a press conference...

Love the Oscars? You’ll love these environmental films too

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | February 29, 2016

Rising seas, severe droughts, catastrophic storms, people foraging for food. Sounds like a backdrop for a post-apocalyptic film but this is climate change, and it’s the real-life blockbuster happening right now. Whether it’s Al...

Don’t go BEYOND EDSA: Go back to EDSA!

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | February 25, 2016

Moving on is hard. Especially when the wounds are still fresh, the poor remains poor, and impunity still reigns. Beyond EDSA, what have we become? Martial Law was lifted in 1986, and democracy was restored, but it seems like we are...

All aboard - The Seafood Week, Oceans Conservation and the 2016 Elections

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | February 21, 2016

These past few days, the public saw the country’s premier hotels and restaurants inviting their patrons to join them in saving the oceans by scrutinizing the seafood that are served and consumed.  The decision of the hospitality...

A Challenge to the Presidential Candidates: How do you solve a problem like El Nino?

Blog entry by Hazel Tanchuling, guest blogger | February 20, 2016

According to experts, El Nino is a cyclical event that is caused by the warming of the eastern equatorial part of the Pacific Ocean. Its effect in the Philippines is dry (below normal rainfall), warm (slightly higher temperature than...

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