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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...

Multi-sector groups to DA: conduct true public consultation before issuing new rules...

Press release | February 17, 2016 at 15:49

Manila—Environmental, consumer and farmers’ groups today challenged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to conduct true, meaningful and extensive public consultation before issuing new rules for the research, commercial cultivation and importation...

Green Thumb Coalition pushes for "green" elections in Cebu

Press release | February 17, 2016 at 15:39

Cebu City, February 17, 2016 – Various non-government organizations and civil society groups called on the candidates who are running for the 2016 elections to prioritize environment issues in Cebu. The Green Thumb Coalition, a nationwide...

Green Thumb Coalition launched in Oriental Mindoro

Press release | February 16, 2016 at 15:44

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro 16 February 2016 – The province of Oriental Mindoro today welcomed the representatives of the Green Thumb Coalition [1] which aims to raise awareness among the voting public and to provide a venue for candidates to...

Green Thumb Coalition launched in Oriental Mindoro

Press release | February 16, 2016 at 15:44

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro 16 February 2016 – The province of Oriental Mindoro today welcomed the representatives of the Green Thumb Coalition [1] which aims to raise awareness among the voting public and to provide a venue for candidates to...

Manila holds the first-ever Sustainable Seafood Week

Press release | February 15, 2016 at 11:52

Manila – Top hotels and restaurants in Manila joined hands with different environmental groups and fisheries NGOs [1] to put their commitment onto the plates by organizing the first-ever Sustainable Seafood Week taking place from February 15 to 21.

Green Thumb Coalition dares candidates to bare their platforms for the environment

Press release | February 5, 2016 at 16:06

QUEZON CITY, 5 February 2016— Today, a coalition made up of over 40 national and local organizations launched the Green Thumb Coalition and challenged 2016 presidential candidates to put socio-environmental issues at the heart of their electoral...

Letter to BFAR on CNFIDP

Feature story | February 4, 2016 at 14:27

Greenpeace together with its network and various fishing communities has been campaigning to protect and preserve our oceans in order to change how we managed our oceans by engaging governments, industry players, and other ocean stakeholders.

New Greenpeace report estimates coal plant emissions could kill 2,400 Filipinos per year

Press release | February 3, 2016 at 13:44

MANILA, Philippines, 3 February 2016 – While coal is king in the Philippines, a new Greenpeace Southeast Asia report has revealed for the first time the current health impacts of existing coal-fired power plants, as well as projected health...

National and Local Candidates Urged to Embrace Zero Waste in Their Campaigns and...

Press release | January 30, 2016 at 19:43

Manila City — Environmental and health advocates today pushed candidates for the upcoming general elections to put sustainable waste management solutions on top of their electoral platforms and to walk their talk by running a trash-less campaign.

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