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Ecological Agriculture farmers come to aid of fellow farmers facing extreme weather...

Press release | June 12, 2016 at 18:14

Cotabato, Philippines – Farmers in Mindanao who were severely affected by the double El Niño last year and early this year, and who currently may be facing threats from La Niña, received a response package this past week, June 6-8, consisting of...

Food security can’t wait for GE’s empty promises

Blog entry by Herman van Bekkem and Wilhelmina Pelegrina | July 1, 2016

Across vast tracts of the Philippines, farmers are adapting their farming methods to withstand climate change. They're producing food in times of drought and typhoons through resilient forms of ecological agriculture. Meanwhile some...

Food, fasting and the meaning of Ramadan

Blog entry by Francisco Noveda | July 6, 2016

What is the right diet? When do we really need to eat? Protein from meat or protein from vegetables? Slow food or fast food? Organically grown or genetically modified? Halal or Haram ? Countless debates about food happen...

Tedurays and Lambangians of Maguindanao start rebound from El Niño with organic,...

Press release | July 21, 2016 at 15:47

Cotabato City, Philippines; 20 July 2016 – Indigenous peoples of Maguindanao, who have been severely affected by the 2015-2016 double El Niño, take on the challenge of recovery as they start to plant, organic, non-GMO corn seeds this week.

Groups assert Bt talong commercialization still cannot be pursued; New, stricter GMO...

Press release | August 22, 2016 at 14:33

Quezon City, 22 August 2016 - Groups composed of farmers, scientists, agricultural communities and environmental advocates today called on proponents of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to heed the precautionary principle and adhere to the...

Green advocates remind President Duterte of environmental to-do list

Press release | September 9, 2016 at 0:33

In a press conference held in Quezon City, environmental advocates united once more to remind President Rodrigo Duterte the list of environmental reforms he promised to initiate in the first 100 days of his presidency. The Green Thumb...

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...

Groups remind Duterte: Address food crisis before first 100 days of presidency ends

Press release | October 5, 2016 at 18:45

Quezon City - Environmental advocates and civil society groups gathered today to remind President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill the promises he made to farmers and fisherfolk during the elections season and expressed urgency over the lack of an...

5 reasons you should support the Monsanto Tribunal

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | October 13, 2016

A  symbolic trial  being held in The Hague, Netherlands this week could shape the future of the food we eat. Agrochemical giant Monsanto faces people who have suffered from the corporation's greed-driven approach to agriculture.

Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too

Blog entry by Wilhemina Pelegrina | October 16, 2016 2 comments

Typhoon Haiyan challenged Filipinos on all fronts. We were witness to the damages it caused to lives and livelihoods. We saw our failure in securing our food and agriculture with the collapse of Tacloban’s food system. We heard stories...

Groups Call for National Protection of Sharks

Press release | November 11, 2016 at 14:44

Dumaguete City, 11 November 2016 – Close to 100 policymakers, advocates, government officials, and shark enthusiasts gathered on November 10-11 in Silliman University for the 2nd Philippine Shark Summit and made a call for the protection of...

Cebu Leads Call for National Protection of Sharks

Press release | November 15, 2016 at 15:04

Cebu City, 15 November 2016 – A hundred of Cebuanos, advocates, NGOs, and fisherfolk joined the festive shark parade this morning in Cebu City to call for the city’s commitment to protect shark species. From Pasil Fish Market the shark parade...

Annual Report 2015

Publication | November 17, 2016 at 15:27

Greenpeace Southeast Asia was founded in 2000 in response to rampant environmental degradation brought about by unfettered development in the region.

Eco-ag network aids Lawin affected farmers in Cagayan

Press release | November 27, 2016 at 20:43

Solana, Cagayan; 27 November 2016 – A network of organizations comes to the aid of farmers affected by Typhoon Lawin by giving out seed and fertilizer response packages to jumpstart the province’s transition to ecological agriculture.

Evasco joins ‘organic’ mayors and civil society groups for dialogue on food policy

Press release | December 6, 2016 at 14:44

Quezon City, 6 December 2016 – Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr. today joined mayors and members of civil society and environmental groups for a dialogue to forge partnerships toward the adoption of a people’s food policy that would address...

2016: Year in Pictures

Image gallery | December 21, 2016

Greenpeace statement of support for the confirmation of Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary

Press release | March 1, 2017 at 11:00

Manila – Amalie Obusan, Country Director of Greenpeace Philippines, said:

The rejection of Gina is a rejection of change: Greenpeace Statement on the...

Press release | May 3, 2017 at 17:08

Manila-- A day after the third confirmation hearing of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Regina Paz Lopez, the Commission on Appointments voted to reject Lopez for the environment agency post.

Greenpeace blockades DENR, declares environment agency ‘not open for business’

Press release | May 8, 2017 at 12:00

08 May 2017 Manila, Philippines – Activists from Greenpeace Philippines today blockaded the gates of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) head office in Quezon City to protest the continued control of the Philippine...

Greenpeace Philippines reaction to the appointment of Roy Cimatu as DENR Secretary

Press release | May 9, 2017 at 17:16

In reaction to the appointment of Roy Cimatu as the new Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary, Vince Cinches, Political Campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines, said:

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...

Shell to face pressure at AGM for failing to take responsibility for climate-related...

Press release | May 23, 2017 at 19:07

Amsterdam, 23 May 2017 - Today, Filipinos demanding climate justice from the companies responsible for fossil fuels that have contributed the significant share of global emissions of industrial CO2 and methane, (1) invited Royal Dutch Shell plc...

Thai Union Commits to More Sustainable, Socially-Responsible Seafood

Press release | July 11, 2017 at 14:59

BANGKOK, 11 JULY 2017 – Thai Union Group PCL has committed to measures that will tackle illegal fishing and overfishing, as well as improve the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of workers throughout the company’s supply chains.

Greenpeace statement on the bird flu outbreak

Press release | August 17, 2017 at 22:23

Quezon City – In light of the recent avian flu outbreak, Greenpeace today recommended longer-term measures to address the spread of pathogens, which it says is indicative of a failing industrial food production system.

Multi-sectoral group calls on President Duterte to address PH food emergency

Press release | September 19, 2017 at 18:58

Manila, Philippines - Calling on President Rodrigo R. Duterte to urgently address the country’s worsening “food emergency” situation, a multi-sectoral group, composed of representatives from farmers, fisherfolk, consumers, women, youth,...

Multi-sectoral group calls on government to address PH food emergency

Press release | October 6, 2017 at 20:48

Quezon City – In the lead up to World Food Day, marked annually every 16th of October, a group of concerned farmers, consumers, producers, educators, and non-government, civil society and peoples’ organizations, have gathered together to call on...

Groups call on countries to protect whale sharks at CMS, urges PH government to...

Press release | October 23, 2017 at 10:16

23 October 2017, Manila, Philippines – Marine conservation groups today called on the world’s nations to ensure protection of whale sharks and wedgefish when the Twelfth Session of the Conference of Parties (CoP) to the Convention on the...

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...

Balangaw: The Climate Justice Tour 2018

Hub | January 30, 2018 at 23:00

The Rainbow Warrior is on tour in the Philippines this February to March 2018!

Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior to highlight Filipinos’ calls for climate justice

Press release | February 10, 2018 at 20:07

07 February 2018, Manila, Philippines – This year, Greenpeace’s most iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, will set sail in the Philippines on a 20-day journey in the name of the countless communities who are fighting for Climate Justice. The...

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...

Rainbow Warrior joins Philippines communities in their call for Climate Justice

Press release | February 14, 2018 at 16:08

Manila, 14 February 2018 - Almost one month before the start of hearings in the unprecedented climate change and human rights inquiry in the Philippines, the Rainbow Warrior, the most iconic ship of global environmental campaigning organization...

Rainbow Warrior arrives in Manila

Image gallery | February 14, 2018

Eat Healthy, Fight Climate Change!

Press release | February 15, 2018 at 13:50

A healthy diet equals a healthy environment.

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%...

Balangaw: Rainbow Warrior in Manila

Video | February 23, 2018 at 15:33

Wrap up of the Rainbow Warrior's Climate Justice Ship Tour 2018 in Manila

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...

Healthier, plant-based foods should be made more available for the benefit of people...

Press release | March 6, 2018 at 16:13

6 March 2018, Amsterdam – According to a new study, healthier, plant-based foods should be made more available to consumers while at the same time loosening the grip of industrial animal agriculture on our food systems by helping farmers shift...

Pasig City takes a fresher take on food as it joins #DietforClimate campaign

Press release | April 10, 2018 at 16:53

10 April 2018, Pasig City – Together with Greenpeace Philippines, officials from the local government of Pasig City partake on fruits and vegetables as the city embarks on a plant-based culinary experience and takes aim not just for a healthier...

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...

Celebrating Food for Life

Blog entry by Virginia Llorin | May 15, 2018

Many Catholic countries around the world celebrate the feast of the patron saint of laborers and farmers.  In the Philippines, he is better known as San Isidro Labrador. San Isidro was born to a poor family in Madrid, Spain.  He...

2nd Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 2 of 4)

Video | May 23, 2018 at 12:00

The second in a series of hearings in the Philippines into the responsibility of fossil fuel companies for human rights harms resulting from climate change.

Mounting evidence in landmark human rights hearings in PH vs fossil fuel companies

Press release | May 23, 2018 at 23:12

Quezon City, Philippines, 23 May 2018 – Today marked the start of the second in a series of hearings in the Philippines into the responsibility of fossil fuel companies for human rights harms resulting from climate change. Over the course of two...

Plastic pollution a multifaceted problem, calls out companies to take action

Press release | June 5, 2018 at 11:36

04 June 2018, Manila, Philippines - On World Environment Day, Greenpeace Philippines called for ‘action from all fronts’, especially from companies most responsible for producing single-use plastic, in order to beat ‘catastrophic pollution’ that...

Why Bianca King went plant-based with her diet – and why you could too

Blog entry by Patricia Aquino and Mikkel Bolante | July 22, 2018

Bianca King has gone green. From her diet, her use (or rather non-use) of plastics, even to the way she spends her vacations doing beach clean-ups, the actress is leading a life that is as mindful as it gets. She calls it “living...

How Plant-based Do You Want Your Diet to Be? Here Are Some Options

Blog entry by Patricia Aquino | August 11, 2018

Filipinos are consuming more meat, and less fruits and vegetables, today. At the same time, more of them are becoming obese and falling ill to heart diseases. The environment is suffering from the rise of meat consumption, too.

Sprouting from Disaster

Publication | August 29, 2018 at 14:33

Climate change is making natural disasters more intense and frequent, which in turn cause periodic food emergencies and damage billions' worth of agriculture. In response, the government must review its policies and craft new ones so that farmers...

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