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Youth congregate in Cebu to promote agri issues in Presidential elections

Press release | March 19, 2016 at 14:54

Cebu City - Youth leaders from across the country have converged in Cebu on the eve of the 2nd Presidential Debates to demonstrate their support and solidarity with Filipino farmers, and to call on Presidential candidates to prioritize food,...

Coalition pushes for environmental agenda ahead of 2nd Presidential debate

Press release | March 16, 2016 at 14:25

Cebu City – Environmental and community groups band together with members of the church, academe, cause-oriented and civil society organizations, to amplify their call for a more robust discussion of environmental agendas in the 2ndPiliPinas...

Greenpeace statement on the approval of new GMO rules

Press release | March 9, 2016 at 10:40

MANILA - On Monday, March 7, 2016, the Philippine government approved a new set of rules on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) after the Supreme Court declared invalid the previous Department of Agriculture Order (DAO) 08.

International Women's Day 2016: Celebrating bravery, celebrating ourselves

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | March 8, 2016

I have always believed that the women’s movement was created because we have so much to give, and not so much for the things we will receive. Before the term gender equality was even coined, many women already have made strides to...

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...

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...

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