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Of fears, tears, and laughter

Blog entry by Jobet Peñalosa | May 20, 2017

When I got invited to be part of the planning committee for the volunteers’ camp, I eagerly said yes, knowing full well that this will be on top of my currently overwhelming work schedule. Saying yes was not so much a masochistic...

Inspiring the youth to take climate action

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | May 16, 2017

Social movements develop and grow to match the circumstances they face. For the past two years I’ve witnessed the growth of the anti-coal movement in Atimonan, Quezon, led by the Catholic Church through the work of the  Our Lady of the...

#reSISTERS

Blog entry by Jezreel Belleza | May 14, 2017

On 5 May 2017, the Commission of Appointments (CA) rejected Gina Lopez as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The decision to choose big business interests over someone with the chutzpah to go after...

Beyond rejection

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | May 10, 2017

It was a few minutes past 7 in the evening when environmental and civil society groups held a candlelight vigil in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources central office last Monday. Representatives from different...

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...

#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...

Enzo’s coinbank to help save the oceans

Blog entry by Kristina Pedraya | March 10, 2017

"Service doesn't have to be big and grandiose to be meaningful and make a difference."   ~ Cheryl Esplin It was an ordinary day in our office when 5-year old Enzo Burgonio, together with his lovely family, visited us to donate his...

6 Filipinas fighting for climate justice

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | March 8, 2017

The most familiar paradox of climate change is that vulnerable nations, who had much less to do with creating the problem, are more dramatically affected by the climate crisis.  But what many tend to forget is that beyond geographic...

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