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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...

The power of your plate

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | March 7, 2017

For a country of 7,641 islands with a population of more than 100 million, more than half of which are living in coastal areas, an empty ocean means food insecurity, malnutrition, and further hardships to our fisher folk, who have been...

Love in the time of climate change

Blog entry by Desiree Llanos Dee | February 14, 2017

How two women are using love as a transformative tool in the face of humanity’s biggest heartbreaker A lot has been said about Filipinos’ resiliency, friendliness and ability – maybe penchant, even – to laugh and make jokes even...

What will courage look like in 2017?

Blog entry by Johanna Carissa Fernandez | December 30, 2016 1 comment

Almost everyone I know (including myself) is eager to see the end of 2016. To say it’s been turbulent is an understatement, what with the bad news that rushed in all year round, interspersed with even more bad news, controversies, and...

A Plastic Free Christmas Message

Blog entry by Anna Dawson | December 16, 2016 1 comment

It is the season to be jolly, to be holy, to love and to give. And it is in the last act, the act of giving, where we struggle at Christmas time. Malls bulge with the influx of shoppers buying gifts to show their loved ones just how...

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