About the blogger

Anna Abad

Anna is a Climate Justice Campaigner at Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines.


    On November 8, 2013 the world stood still and witnessed the largest tropical cyclone ever recorded in history make landfall in Tacloban, Philippines. The scale and magnitude of the damage it left behind was unprecedented and shocking, killing thousa... Read more >

  • The storms of December

    Blogpost by Anna Abad - December 16, 2012 at 14:54

    In the wee hours of December 5, 2012, Typhoon Bopha (locally knows as Typhoon Pablo) pounded on Mindanao, leaving a trail of destruction in New Bataan, Compostela Valley and the coastal areas of Baganga, Cateel and Boston.

    I visited the area a week... Read more >

  • Aquino's moral imperative

    Blogpost by Anna Abad - October 30, 2012 at 12:05

    In 2011, the Philippines topped the list of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. The distinction is confirmed by the series of weather-related calamities that was endured by the country last year, and which claimed over 3,000 lives, affe... Read more >

  • How do you solve a problem like COALmendras?

    Blogpost by Anna Abad - September 7, 2012 at 16:24

    The fight against coal has always been a battle between David and Goliath. Stories from host communities themselves can attest to the fact that power, authority and deception are the tactics used to coerce people into “accepting” coal projects.

    Energ... Read more >

  • David meets Goliath in Mindanao (Part II)

    Blogpost by Anna Abad - July 21, 2012 at 16:20

    (This is the second part of "David meets Goliath in Mindanao" blog series)

    Existing and proposed coal plants in the Philippines Read more >

    We were greeted by two of the elderly folks from the community - Lolo, Lola and her grand children approach us with a warm smile. After hearing what our intention was b...

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