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Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | October 31, 2015

This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started. ...

Four reasons why communities are beating corporate climate polluters

Blog entry by Desiree Llanos Dee | August 31, 2018

We’re at the critical halfway point in the hearing for the National Inquiry of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) into the responsibility of the largest oil, gas, and coal companies for climate change impacts on the human rights of...

Our farmers in the age of climate change

Blog entry by Grace Duran-Cabus | September 22, 2018

It was September 12, 2018, when I heard the news of Typhoon Mangkhut heading for the Philippines. News outlets were saying it was comparable to Haiyan.  Watching the steady coverage, I was worried about how the Philippines would be...

Vegan longganisa (that's not a typo) and more at plant-based QC restaurant Pipino - 1...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 11, 2018

PSA: Bringing in more plant-based meals to your diet doesn't mean having to eat salads all the time. There are tons of delicious options that contain fruits, vegetables,  grains, nuts, and soy products! Think langka barbecue ribs,...

Goodness, it's gulay! Familiar flavors in a plant-based package served up at The...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 19, 2018

Thought you'd have to leave delicious dishes behind if you went plant-based? It's a Christmas miracle, 'cause the answer is no! The Vegetarian Kitchen's southern fried "chicken" At The Vegetarian Kitchen, located at 62 B...

Noodles, dimsum and other plant-based Asian faves at Wabi-Sabi Noodle House (5th of 5...

Blog entry by Tricia Aquino | December 24, 2018

Looking forward to intimate catch-ups with friends this holiday season? Why not huddle over bowls of steaming hot noodles while swapping juicy stories? Even better, how about doing all that while sticking to a plant-based diet? ...

Giving the gift of Time

Blog entry by Jerson Hortillosa | December 26, 2018

Sitio Garrison is situated on the highlands of Cordillera Central, in the small town of Itogon, Benguet. Mining has been the staple source of income for residents as far back as the early 1900s, with both men and women doing mining to...

Feed 10,000 Journey: A path to food and cultural sovereignty

Blog entry by Joan Meris | October 28, 2014 1 comment

Feed 10,000 people in one month-this is the goal of Datu Victorino Saway of the Talaandig Tribe of Bukidnon. Known as “Datu Vic” or “Datu Migketay” in his community, he is an elder and leader of the Talaandig at Lantapan, Bukidnon.

Botong Lunhaw (Green Vote)

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | May 4, 2013

Yesterday, we received a lovely poem written by Jason Occidental, a 5th year BS Computer Engineering student at Ateneo de Davao University. According to Jason, he got so inspired after attending the "Berde Ka Ba?", a Green Electoral...

Greenpeace advocates for the rights of Filipinos not corporations

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | August 12, 2013

Over the past few weeks, there has been a series of articles claiming that Greenpeace is anti-science, that we oppose development and - even more outlandishly - that we are puppets whose strings are being pulled by European paymasters.

India and the Philippines at forefront of campaign to protect eggplant diversity

Blog entry by Didit Pelegrina | May 8, 2012

Recently, Greenpeace in the Philippines  dressed up  as genetically engineered (GE) monster crops and  filed a case before the Supreme Court  asking to stop the on-going field trials of the GE insect resistant  Bt  eggplant, on...

In response to the Department of Agriculture

Blog entry by Danny Ocampo | August 17, 2011

This letter is in Response to the article, “ DA biotech experts rap Greenpeace ” (Business Mirror, 15 August 2011, page B3). We feel that Dr. Candida Adalla, chief of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Biotechnology...

Sustainable Agriculture Congress

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | August 24, 2011

Beyond population growth, and the bleak availability of food for a majority of people and climate change impacts, there are many compelling reasons to start growing for all of us to opt for sustainable agriculture. In fact, it is long...

GMOs? Not on my plate

Blog entry by Danny Ocampo | May 19, 2011

Dear  friends, Food and celebrations are essential aspects of what defines Pinoy culture, not any less significant than People Power or the beauty of welcoming smiles and scenic locations.  In this regard, we would like to invite you...

Stopping genetically engineered crops in the Philippines

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | January 11, 2011 1 comment

These past few months have been a whirlwind of forums and meetings with different groups including NGOs, the church, farmers, students, women, organic traders etc. - all because of the plans to commercialise Monsanto's Bt eggplant in...

Are you willing to take the risk?

Blog entry by Sarah Jane Wales | May 17, 2012

Imagine yourself walking underneath the scorching sun in the middle of the Gobi desert and you got no more water in your jug. You are so thirsty that you can’t even feel your feet touching the hot sand and just when you are about to...

China hammers nails into the GE coffin – what country is next?

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | February 27, 2012

Recently China proposed to legislate against genetically engineered (GE) grains. This means that staple foods, such as rice cannot be researched, planted or sold on the Chinese market nor can it be exported. Greenpeace China has...

Greenpeace wins landmark GE eggplant court case

Blog entry by Ditdit Pelegrina | May 14, 2012

In a  landmark decision  the Philippine Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Greenpeace Philippines and other petitioners who  launched a court case  against on-going field trials of genetically engineered (GE) Bt eggplant.  ...

Some scientists are either lying, or they did not do their research (Part II)

Blog entry by Danny Ocampo | May 15, 2012

In the first part of this blog , we’ve pointed out that GMO proponents are trying to paint critics of genetically modified crops as being unscientific, when it is in fact GMO pushers who are trying to sweep scientific facts under the...

Some scientists are either lying, or they did not do their research

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | May 10, 2012

Genetic manipulation of food crops poses threats to human health, the environment, and the livelihood of farmers. This is what true and unbiased science warns us about. Yet, sadly, some respected names have been turning a blind eye...

Problems with the relatives

Blog entry by Ditdit Pelegrina | April 17, 2012

Gene escape from Bt talong could create problem weeds in the Philippines Genetically engineered (GE) crops risk harm to the environment and our health. But exactly what are the dangers and how might they occur? One danger often...

Glyphosate's under the spotlight

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | March 30, 2015 1 comment

Pesticide Action Week 2015 had just started when I had read some interesting news:  "Roundup weedkiller 'probably'* causes cancer, says WHO study" The  International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)  – an agency affiliated...

What inspires you to support Greenpeace Philippines?

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 26, 2014 1 comment

“The optimism of the action is better than the pessimism of the thought.” ~ Harald Zindler The holidays are always a good time to look back and reflect on the year that passed so that we can face the coming year with confidence...

A heartfelt, much needed message to future generations

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | April 22, 2015

Prince Ea 's latest thought-provoking video truly strikes a chord. He summarized so well the environmental crisis we are facing of far greater, planetary proportions. Indicators such as species extinctions, forest declines, and climate...

Year in Review: The Top 12 Facebook Posts

Blog entry by Jezreel Belleza | December 31, 2015

What an amazing year it’s been and we only have you to thank for keeping our social media realms active! Walk down memory lane with us as we look through our monthly posts that had many of you clicking the like, share, and comment...

More than words...

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 31, 2012

This year was a blast in the Southeast Asian region —  and globally —  as we have achieved a lot which makes us a bit closer to the future we want: a green and peaceful planet. None of it would have been possible without the support...

The perfect design

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | May 22, 2013

Four years ago, amidst real estate developers’ promises of nature and symptoms of poor urban planning, I found myself musing over mankind’s obsession with progress. This never ending pursuit for an easier way of doing things even moved...

There is power in connectivity

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 30, 2013

A snapshot of the year that came to pass and the wonderful things that Greenpeace were able to accomplish would not have been possible if not for your generous extension of your time, skills and resources to help us make our vision of...

Greenpeace Philippines' Top 12 Facebook Posts of 2013

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 28, 2013

We are truly grateful to all our friends on Facebook who have shown continuing support to our campaigns through liking, sharing and commenting to every post that we share. This year is a blast for Greenpeace Philippines Facebook page ...

Pep up your Valentine's day with these quirky e-cards

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez and Jenny Tuazon | February 13, 2014

Who says environmental activists can’t pull off pick-up lines? For the mushiest, soppiest time of the year, we rounded up some eco-friendly conversation openers that you can use, whether you’re looking to woo that special someone or...

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...

Making up for lost time

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 25, 2013

The pronouncement that February 25 is a working holiday is a clear indication that the significance of the first EDSA People Power Revolution is no longer in the collective consciousness of many Filipinos in recent years. I cannot...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 22, 2015

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

2015: Greenpeace Year in Pictures

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 24, 2015

2015 has been historic for Greenpeace. Together with you and the rest of our countless supporters – we have stepped up our game towards building a planet which is ecologically sound, healthy and liveable. Thanks to our team of photo...

Forty-five years of people power

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan | September 15, 2016

After forty-five years, countless campaigns and stories – one thing remains central to the Greenpeace identity, and that is people. People are at the heart of who we are and what is needed to create the green and peaceful world we need...

Rainbow Warrior sparks hope in Manila

Blog entry by Amalie Obusan | February 20, 2018

I last sailed with the Rainbow Warrior in the Philippines in December 2010.  She arrived in the Philippines on the last leg of the “ Turn the Tide ” tour, where she challenged then President Benigno Aquino III to commit to a 50%...

The boon of living sustainably, slowly according to Bukid ni Bogs

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | April 19, 2018

Everything can be learned from ground up. These words are particularly true for Bogs Castro, a permaculture farmer who manages Bukid ni Bogs , an agroecological farming and training center that promotes sustainable organic...

The Climate Impacted: It's Anyone and All of Us

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | February 10, 2018

Roughly five years ago, I had just started my job at Greenpeace, and everyone was hard at work preparing for this "ship tour." I was just learning that once every few years, a Greenpeace ship sails to the Philippines, visiting...

The strong arm of the Grrrowd

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 27, 2015

Grrrowd  is a powerful new model for crowdfunding legal cases involving human and environmental rights. It's the Kickstarter of class action suits, the Indiegogo of good cases for good causes. It's the place where  a poor Mexican...

2017: A Year in Photos

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 22, 2017

We knew what we needed to do in 2017. We turned our sentiments into action. We resisted and persisted. Our campaigns gained ground and we were taught valuable lessons as we spoke truth to power. It's time now for us to take stock and...

Mga Mandirigma ng Balangaw: Meet our volunteers on board

Blog entry by Rattanasiri Kittikongnapang | March 3, 2018

I am now aboard Greenpeace’s most iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, in Tacloban in Eastern Visayas, the region of the Philippines hit hardest by super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013, and the last stop on the Philippine leg of its...

World Environment Day: Bearing Witness Trip- Angat Watershed

Blog entry by Yhurri Mahinay / Solar Generation – Pilipinas | June 5, 2010 1 comment

From Solar Generation - Pilipinas Where does water come from?  A question that has been asked of me unexpectedly in one of the meetings I’ve attended for a cause.  I was taken aback for it was actually the first time that I heard...

The Story of Broke: New Video and Interview with Annie Leonard

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | November 8, 2011

Are you sick and tired of corporate polluters not only destroying the environment but actively blocking the creation of a green economy for the 21st century? So is Annie Leonard, the film maker who has inspired millions with the ...

Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 22, 2011

“Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water.” -  Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (Hungarian Biochemist, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine) Yesterday, I remember Albert, a member of our campaign team...

Pagbabago 2010

Blog entry by AC Dimatatac | February 9, 2010 3 comments

Last February 7, a presidential forum was held in Miriam College, organized by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and TV5 . Six out of the 10 presidential candidates attended the event: Councilor JC De los...

Eat it up Monsanto!

Blog entry by Caroline Jacobsson | February 14, 2012 2 comments

There's a story doing the rounds again ,  about how Monsanto, one of the world’s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, banned GE food from its own corporate canteens! Monsanto had its pants pulled down by...

Maraming salamat po

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 25, 2011

Happy holidays. Season’s greetings. Merry Christmas. It all seems pretty much the same as this holiday season is about celebrating life and the hope that it brings when people take it upon themselves to do something out of the...

Year in Pictures 2011

Blog entry by Mike Townsley | December 20, 2011

2011 was the year the bottom shook the top, the year the ballerina danced on the bull, and “The Protestor” was named Time Magazine person of the year. The faces in our Year in Pictures pay testament and tribute to our contribution...

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