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Filipino farmers share 'seeds of hope'

Blog entry by Wilhelmina Pelegrina | December 21, 2014

Ecological farmers in the Philippines have pooled their expertise and resources and travelled close to 600 km (370 miles) to help farmers in Dolores, Eastern Samar, get back on their feet following Typhoon Hagupit. Communities were...

From typhoon hit Philippines, a call for climate justice

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | December 11, 2014

Smashed houses, fallen trees and streets littered with debris greeted us when Greenpeace arrived in Dolores, Eastern Samar, on Tuesday after Typhoon Hagupit made a direct hit on the seaside town. Much of the region's crops had been...

Nature does not negotiate: climate catastrophe is with us now!

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 7, 2014

As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area...

Vote! #RenameHagupit

Blog entry by Stephanie Brancaforte | December 6, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit is barreling toward the Philippines, a year almost to the day since supertyphoon Haiyan killed thousands and devastated an entire city. While we can't directly attribute any one superstorm to climate change, we do know...

To carry on the David and Goliath battle we must stand together

Blog entry by Anna Abad | November 7, 2014

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,...

Climate Walk: Inspiring action towards climate justice

Blog entry by Dee Paje | November 6, 2014

With 36 days down and only 2 days until reaching Tacloban, the Climate Walkers still didn’t waiver in welcoming the day with enthusiasm and good spirits. Also dubbed as Climate Warriors, they were brimming with so much vibrant energy...

Good Samaritan in Samar

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 5, 2014

The Bible's parable of the good samaritan serves as Jesus' answer to the question "who is my neighbor?" It functions as a constant reminder that we are keepers of one another. It is only in rare occassions that we get to meet people...

Climate inaction is unacceptable

Blog entry by Dee Paje | November 5, 2014

Although the municipality of Motiong, Samar have had zero casualty during typhoons for the past years, the people now live in constant uncertainty due to the erratic weather. The people of Motiong said they were not affected by...

The state of constant uncertainty

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 4, 2014

After an 18-KM walk in the blazing sunset between Catbalogan and Mationg, Samar we strolled around the surrounding communities to talk and spend time with the people who have recently been hit by Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) which hit...

#ClimateWalk: The clamor for climate justice is unstoppable

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | November 4, 2014

Week 4 Leg (second part of a three-part series blog on Climate Walk) Being part of the Climate Walk gave me the opportunity to provide assistance to the engagement of the climate advocates with the communities. We talked to people...

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