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Look in the Mirror: Love or the devil on this fateful May day?

Blog entry by JP Agcaoili | April 30, 2016

“May Day Eve”, the short story written by the late Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature, is premised on an old custom which says that if you hold a candle up to a mirror on May Day Eve (the evening of May 1) and chant a certain...

Performing the Mutya: A re-enchantment of our times

Blog entry by Rina Angela Corpus | April 28, 2016

The Mutya is a mythical character in Tagalog legends, a river-goddess and protector of our waters, especially the Ilog Pasig. Based on Dr. Grace Odal-Devora’s (UP Manila) cultural research , the Mutya is also a transcendent symbol...

Exxon and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

Blog entry by Naomi Ages | March 31, 2016

It’s been a great week for the movement calling out Exxon’s colossal climate denial operation, but the world’s largest private oil company isn’t having as much fun. First, the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) announced it would divest...

Seventeen Attorneys General Joint Climate Announcement

Blog entry by Rodrigo Estrada Patiño | March 30, 2016

Today, seventeen Attorneys General announced their mutual commitment to collaborate on climate change related actions. Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard said in response: “This is a clear demonstration of climate...

All We Need Is Less

Blog entry by Abi Aguilar | March 26, 2016

Our level of consumption and wastage has reached unprecedented levels, and it is alarming.  We are taking more from nature than we give back. This is evidenced by what Pope Francis says in his Laudato Si: “the exploitation of the...

We are called to reflect on our purpose and actions toward the environment

Blog entry by Diah Abida | March 24, 2016

Today, Maundy Thursday, marks the beginning of Paschal Triduum, which concludes on Easter Sunday. In the liturgical calendar, it is a three-day period for reflecting on the passion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. ...

International Women's Day 2016: Celebrating bravery, celebrating ourselves

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | March 8, 2016

I have always believed that the women’s movement was created because we have so much to give, and not so much for the things we will receive. Before the term gender equality was even coined, many women already have made strides to...

Love the Oscars? You’ll love these environmental films too

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | February 29, 2016

Rising seas, severe droughts, catastrophic storms, people foraging for food. Sounds like a backdrop for a post-apocalyptic film but this is climate change, and it’s the real-life blockbuster happening right now. Whether it’s Al...

Don’t go BEYOND EDSA: Go back to EDSA!

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | February 25, 2016

Moving on is hard. Especially when the wounds are still fresh, the poor remains poor, and impunity still reigns. Beyond EDSA, what have we become? Martial Law was lifted in 1986, and democracy was restored, but it seems like we are...

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