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Piglas Pilipinas: 10,000 march against coal plants in Batangas, nationwide

Press release | May 4, 2016 at 20:28

Batangas City, Philippines – Around 10,000 Filipinos marched here today, five days before the elections, to demand that the next administration cancel all proposed coal plants nationwide and hasten a transition to renewable energy.

Look in the Mirror: Love or the devil on this fateful May day?

Blog entry by JP Agcaoili | April 30, 2016

“May Day Eve”, the short story written by the late Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature, is premised on an old custom which says that if you hold a candle up to a mirror on May Day Eve (the evening of May 1) and chant a certain...

Performing the Mutya: A re-enchantment of our times

Blog entry by Rina Angela Corpus | April 28, 2016

The Mutya is a mythical character in Tagalog legends, a river-goddess and protector of our waters, especially the Ilog Pasig. Based on Dr. Grace Odal’s cultural research, the Mutya is also a transcendent symbol of Inang Lupa , or...

Youths call for protection of future and food security in nationwide flash mob

Press release | April 27, 2016 at 14:55

Manila – Youth representatives in Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Manila today held a simultaneous flash mob around the headquarters and provincial strongholds of Presidential candidates. They are calling for an urgent response to the growing...

Food, fisheries, and the future after the Presidential debates

Press release | April 25, 2016 at 16:37

We challenge the next leaders of the country to improve the lot of our fishers, ensure food security and champion the transition to sustainable fisheries.

Fishers remind Presidential candidates: Don’t forget about us

Press release | April 20, 2016 at 11:25

Pangasinan – Fisherfolk leaders gathered today in front of PHINMA University of Pangasinan, venue of the third and last PiliPinas Presidential Debates, to remind the five Presidential candidates not to forget about fisheries issues, saying that...

Protect threshers sharks now – Conservationists tell the government

Press release | April 19, 2016 at 11:50

Cebu City — Leading voices in Philippine conservation are calling on the global community to protect thresher sharks in the upcoming Conference of Parties (CoP) 17 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (of Wild Fauna and...

Quezon joins global call to stop new coal plants

Press release | April 12, 2016 at 12:13

Lucena City, Quezon - Religious leaders in the Southern Tagalog region, social movements, and civil society groups come together in Lucena to add their voice to the global call to ‘Break Free’ from coal and other dirty and harmful energy. It is...

Young leaders urge Presidential candidates to seriously look into food security issue

Press release | April 8, 2016 at 11:03

Manila, Philippines - Following the recent Kidapawan incident involving farmers demanding food from the government, a group of young leaders expressed their dismay and are urging the Presidential candidates to seriously look into the country’s...

10 million green voters to 'score' 2016 candidates

Press release | April 6, 2016 at 14:20

The Green Thumb Coalition (GTC), representing various civil society and environmental organizations, releases the ‘Green Thumb Score Card’ – a set of questionnaires about different environmental issues that will be distributed to presidential,...

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