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Young leaders urge Presidential candidates to seriously look into food security issue

Press release | April 8, 2016 at 13:03

Manila, Philippines - Following the recent Kidapawan incident involving farmers demanding food from the government, a group of young leaders expressed their dismay and are urging the Presidential candidates to seriously look into the country’s...

10 million green voters to 'score' 2016 candidates

Press release | April 6, 2016 at 16:20

The Green Thumb Coalition (GTC), representing various civil society and environmental organizations, releases the ‘Green Thumb Score Card’ – a set of questionnaires about different environmental issues that will be distributed to presidential,...

Greenpeace condemns bloody dispersal of farmers in Cotabato and demands government...

Press release | April 1, 2016 at 20:58

Manila, Philippines - Greenpeace denounced the bloody response made by police on Friday, April 1, to protests by farmers and lumad (Indigenous Peoples) from the different towns of Cotabato who were demanding relief and subsidy for farm...

Groups deplore lack of clear plans, positions on environment issues

Press release | March 21, 2016 at 12:12

Cebu City–Environmental groups who converged in Cebu yesterday for the second leg of the PiliPinas Presidential Debates 2016 expressed disappointment at the candidates’ lack of any clear positions and plans regarding urgent environmental issues...

Youth congregate in Cebu to promote agri issues in Presidential elections

Press release | March 19, 2016 at 15:54

Cebu City - Youth leaders from across the country have converged in Cebu on the eve of the 2nd Presidential Debates to demonstrate their support and solidarity with Filipino farmers, and to call on Presidential candidates to prioritize food,...

Coalition pushes for environmental agenda ahead of 2nd Presidential debate

Press release | March 16, 2016 at 15:25

Cebu City – Environmental and community groups band together with members of the church, academe, cause-oriented and civil society organizations, to amplify their call for a more robust discussion of environmental agendas in the 2ndPiliPinas...

Greenpeace statement on the approval of new GMO rules

Press release | March 9, 2016 at 11:40

MANILA - On Monday, March 7, 2016, the Philippine government approved a new set of rules on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) after the Supreme Court declared invalid the previous Department of Agriculture Order (DAO) 08.

A Challenge to the Presidential Candidates: How do you solve a problem like El Nino?

Blog entry by Hazel Tanchuling, guest blogger | February 20, 2016

According to experts, El Nino is a cyclical event that is caused by the warming of the eastern equatorial part of the Pacific Ocean. Its effect in the Philippines is dry (below normal rainfall), warm (slightly higher temperature than...

Building Climate Resiliency

Hub | February 18, 2016 at 21:14

Positioned at the front lines of climate change impacts, the Philippines is plagued by food and nutrition security concerns – a growing emergency. The worsening impacts of climate change and the unpredictability of extreme weather events, such as...

Multi-sector groups to DA: conduct true public consultation before issuing new rules...

Press release | February 17, 2016 at 16:49

Manila—Environmental, consumer and farmers’ groups today challenged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to conduct true, meaningful and extensive public consultation before issuing new rules for the research, commercial cultivation and importation...

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