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Time to Ban Single-Use Plastics and Protect the Oceans

Publication | April 28, 2017 at 12:41

The oceans are already filled with 275 million tons of plastics. Plastic fragments disperse and can now be found from the tropical Pacific to the freezing Arctic. Seventy percent of plastics ultimately sink, damaging life on the seabed. The...

Greenpeace tells ASEAN: Act on plastics pollution in region’s ocean

Press release | April 25, 2017 at 16:15

25 April 2017, Manila, Philippines - Acting on the urgency of the plastics pollution problem in the region, and with the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit commencing in Manila, Greenpeace Southeast Asia brought its...

How can we do Lent?

Blog entry by Kristina Hernandez-Pedraya and Joan Meris | April 16, 2017

Admit it, when we hear Holy Week or Lenten Season, we often think of vacation. Not to say that’s it’s wrong, we all deserve a long weekend, right? But what is it really for? If you went to a Catholic school that’s pretty standard,...

To ensure fish for the future

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | April 7, 2017

I couldn’t stop thinking of my favorite Galunggong fish (roundscad) back in the Philippines while observing a meeting of world’s governments at the United Nations in New York! Popularly known as poor man’s fish in my country due to its...

The resistance against fossil fuels is winning. Here’s the proof.

Blog entry by Agustin Maggio | April 5, 2017

When we launched the call for the second Break Free from fossil fuels campaign, we were, of course, hoping to grow the coalition and increase the number of peaceful protests against the dirty energy industries. What we did not expect...

Leyte tells the world: “Break Free from fossil fuels, Haiyan should never happen again.”

Press release | March 25, 2017 at 11:56

Tacloban City, Leyte – Citizens of Leyte today converged at the iconic San Juanico Bridge to send a message to the world: “Unite against climate change and never let anything like Haiyan happen again.” A giant banner was unfurled at the middle...

#WorldPoetryDay: Everything and Nothing

Blog entry by Joanna Sustento | March 21, 2017

The ocean reminds me of many things in my life, memories with my family and friends on the beach,  ​of ​ spending countless starry nights on its shores. Most people say  ​that ​they envy those who live near the sea, that they have to...

Cebuanos unfurl floating banner at Ludo coal plant site, join national wave of...

Press release | March 18, 2017 at 12:56

18 March 2017; Cebu City, Philippines – A floating banner was unfurled today near the site of the proposed Ludo coal-fired power station by a stand-up paddling group, to convey Cebuanos’ strong opposition to the project. The demonstration was...

On the Paris Agreement ratification: Real work begins now

Press release | March 14, 2017 at 21:46

Manila, Philippines - On March 14, 2017, the Philippine Senate concurred with the ratification of the Paris Agreement by voting unanimously in its favor. Reuben Muni, Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace Philippines, said:

Activists stage lightning rally at San Miguel headquarters, launch national wave of...

Press release | March 13, 2017 at 11:46

Manila – Today, coal-affected communities and civil society organizations held a lightning rally in front of the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) headquarters, to demand that the company shut down its coal plants in Limay, Bataan, and shift to...

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