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Ompong through a farmer's eyes

Blog entry by Grace Duran-Cabus | September 22, 2018

It was September 12, 2018, when I heard the news of Typhoon Mangkhut heading for the Philippines. News outlets were saying it was comparable to Haiyan.  Watching the steady coverage, I was worried about how the Philippines would be...

Four reasons why communities are beating corporate climate polluters

Blog entry by Desiree Llanos Dee | August 31, 2018

We’re at the critical halfway point in the hearing for the National Inquiry of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) into the responsibility of the largest oil, gas, and coal companies for climate change impacts on the human rights of...

How Plant-based Do You Want Your Diet to Be? Here Are Some Options

Blog entry by Patricia Aquino | August 11, 2018

Filipinos are consuming more meat, and less fruits and vegetables, today. At the same time, more of them are becoming obese and falling ill to heart diseases. The environment is suffering from the rise of meat consumption, too.

Why Bianca King went plant-based with her diet – and why you could too

Blog entry by Patricia Aquino and Mikkel Bolante | July 22, 2018

Bianca King has gone green. From her diet, her use (or rather non-use) of plastics, even to the way she spends her vacations doing beach clean-ups, the actress is leading a life that is as mindful as it gets. She calls it “living...

For Independence Day, we want to Break Free

Blog entry by Khevin Yu and Angelica Carballo Pago | June 12, 2018

The many environmental ills that the Philippines is facing now are interlinked and are compounded by other developmental challenges, such as poverty, globalization and shrinking democratic spaces, among other problems. As a developing...

Celebrating Food for Life

Blog entry by Virginia Llorin | May 15, 2018

Many Catholic countries around the world celebrate the feast of the patron saint of laborers and farmers.  In the Philippines, he is better known as San Isidro Labrador. San Isidro was born to a poor family in Madrid, Spain.  He...

When freedom is not free

Blog entry by Angelica Pago and Vince Cinches | May 4, 2018

We are not the first to say this, nor are we the last: the media is under threat. Globally and locally, the media are being targeted by many sides. Just this week, in Afghanistan, suicide bombings have claimed the lives of at least...

The relentless power of our collective action

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | May 1, 2018

As we celebrate Labor Day, let us be reminded  of how our historical, painstaking, borderless actions for a better world gave us a 40-hour work week, paid leaves, health care, and social security, and other benefits. These very same...

The boon of living sustainably, slowly according to Bukid ni Bogs

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | April 19, 2018

Everything can be learned from ground up. These words are particularly true for Bogs Castro, a permaculture farmer who manages Bukid ni Bogs , an agroecological farming and training center that promotes sustainable organic...

Lent should be a time for sustainable seafood

Blog entry by Ephraim Batungbacal | March 29, 2018

It’s Lent again. A time when prices of fish would jack up as the demand for seafood increases. People are conscious as tradition and seafood at this time are intertwined. The demand is there, but how the fish gets to the plate is...

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