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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...

Greenpeace seeks government’s full support for climate-resilient agriculture as El...

Press release | April 16, 2015 at 15:56

Quezon City— In response to mounting concerns about the possible impact of a weak El Niño on Filipino farmers, Greenpeace Philippines is calling on both the national and local governments to adopt and support policies and programs to help...

El Niño in North Cotabato

Image gallery | April 20, 2015

Impacts of a 2-month dry spell in North Cotabato

Video | April 20, 2015 at 15:41

In response to mounting concerns about the possible impact of a weak El Niño on Filipino farmers, Greenpeace Philippines is calling on both the national and local governments to adopt and support policies and programs to help transition the...

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...

The grass is always greener on the other side (as long your neighbor doesn’t use Roundup)

Blog entry by Patrizia Cuonzo | April 23, 2015

Today is Earth Day, and approximately one month since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer, probably causes cancer . In the Netherlands, where I live,...

Greenpeace India faces shutdown in one month

Press release | May 7, 2015 at 15:38

New Delhi - Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival following a wider government crackdown on civil society. The environmental NGO has been left with funds for staff salaries and office costs that will last for just about 30...

Delhi High court orders Home Ministry to allow access to Greenpeace India’s domestic...

Press release | May 29, 2015 at 14:32

New Delhi – The Delhi High Court recently ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs to allow access to Greenpeace India’s two main domestic bank accounts, which will let the organisation receive new donations and access the vast majority of its...

Join the food conversation this Nutrition Month!

Feature story | July 10, 2015 at 11:45

When we talk of hunger and nutrition issues in the Philippines, many factors come into play, such as poverty, agriculture, access to food, consumption, and our existing food systems. But where do consumers – ordinary people like you and me – fit...

Greenpeace and nutrition experts weigh in on the country’s ‘food emergency’ situation

Press release | August 5, 2015 at 17:45

Quezon City — Today, environmental group Greenpeace, along with various stakeholders from the food and nutrition research sector, the agriculture industry, the academe, religious groups and other civil society organizations convened to discuss...

GE rice paper retracted from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition – Greenpeace...

Press release | August 11, 2015 at 16:23

Beijing — Greenpeace East Asia welcomes the recent retraction of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, on the genetically engineered (GE) ‘Golden’ Rice paper by Guangwen Tang, as an important step in upholding ethical standards in research.

Groups cite significance of Laudato Si to Philippine food and agriculture

Press release | August 19, 2015 at 16:31

Manila— For the first time since Pope Francis issued his game-changing encyclical Laudato Si, church groups, environmentalists, farmers and indigenous peoples’ organizations discussed and analyzed the papal encyclical’s significance specifically...

Greenpeace launches #IAmHampasLupa to spotlight role of youth in addressing food,...

Press release | October 10, 2015 at 19:12

Baguio City – Greenpeace Philippines, in partnership with local organizations, challenged the voting youth to pledge to transform the country’s food and agriculture.

#IAmHampasLupa: Back to what really matters

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | October 16, 2015 2 comments

Two farmers, different stories. Arthritis-ridden Florencio Urquia wept for his country, a land of almost a hundred million people who seem to forget how to and who tills the soil to produce the food they eat. Last Wednesday, in an...

Greenpeace statement on Typhoon Lando’s damage to Greater Luzon

Press release | October 21, 2015 at 19:17

Manila - Typhoon Lando (international name Koppu) was another blow to the Philippines which is already feeling the impacts of extreme weathers like El Niño. Yet, the unusual amount of rainfall, compounded by the slow movement of the typhoon, sent...

Greenpeace urges Binay to support climate resilience in Typhoon Lando response

Press release | October 26, 2015 at 17:45

Manila – Greenpeace today urged Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay to support long-term climate resiliency solutions in agriculture, saying providing hybrid rice to farmers impacted by Typhoon Lando was a stop-gap measure that would not...

We have the power to shape the future of food and farming

Feature story | October 27, 2015 at 16:58

We have finally launched our #IAmHampasLupa Electoral Campaign, aimed at mobilizing young people to get more involved in our country’s agriculture.

Greenpeace holds #IAmHampasLupa seed response to help Benguet farmers recover from...

Press release | October 30, 2015 at 14:22

Tublay, Benguet – Greenpeace, together with its partners, carried out the #IamHampasLupa seed transfer on Friday to help farming communities in Tublay and La Trinidad, Benguet recover from the impacts of Typhoon Lando (international name Koppu).

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. ...

Mindanao youth call on presidentiables to back food security, ecological agriculture

Press release | November 13, 2015 at 13:16

Davao City - Hundreds of voting youth from different parts of Mindanao pressed the various presidential candidates to prioritize food security and ecological agriculture in their agenda at today’s #IAmHampasLupa Regional Youth Forum held in...

Environment and labor groups call for fundamental changes in the Philippine tuna industry

Press release | November 13, 2015 at 15:18

General Santos City, 13 November 2015 – At the country’s tuna capital, environmental group Greenpeace today presented the results of their Tuna Cannery Ranking Report for the Philippines. An initial survey of local tuna canneries, the report...

Environmental, agriculture groups tell APEC, ASEAN: Stop GMO policy integration

Press release | November 16, 2015 at 14:08

Quezon City, Philippines - Greenpeace, together with Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) and Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (Sibat), called for a halt on genetically- modified organisms (GMO) policy integration in...

Youths to Presidential bets: be a HampasLupa, champion food and Ecological...

Press release | November 25, 2015 at 14:49

Quezon City, Philippines – Young leaders from all over the Philippines gathered today at the University of the Philippines Diliman to help shape the future of the country and challenge the 2016 Presidential aspirants to prioritize food and...

Philippines Supreme Court bans development of genetically engineered products

Press release | December 11, 2015 at 15:19

Manila - Farmers and consumers, together with environmental organization Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG), and other petitioners, welcome the permanent ban on field trials of Bt talong...

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...

2015: A Year in Pictures

Image gallery | December 24, 2015

Greenpeace Southeast Asia's 2015 campaign highlights

Video | December 26, 2015 at 14:09

2015, another remarkable year of protecting our PLANET. Without you, this success would not be possible. Thank you for all your support. Your strength and courage inspired us. THANK YOU.

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...

8 out of 10 Filipinos will go for Presidential bet with food and agriculture in platform

Press release | January 11, 2016 at 13:00

Quezon City, 11 January 2016 – Nearly eight out of 10, or 76% of 1200 respondents will vote for candidates whose platforms include ensuring food sufficiency and addressing farmers’ needs, reveals results from the Social Weather Station (SWS) 2015...

Green Thumb Coalition dares candidates to bare their platforms for the environment

Press release | February 5, 2016 at 17:06

QUEZON CITY, 5 February 2016— Today, a coalition made up of over 40 national and local organizations launched the Green Thumb Coalition and challenged 2016 presidential candidates to put socio-environmental issues at the heart of their electoral...

Green Thumb Coalition launched in Oriental Mindoro

Press release | February 16, 2016 at 16:44

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro – The province of Oriental Mindoro today welcomed the representatives of the Green Thumb Coalition [1] which aims to raise awareness among the voting public and to provide a venue for candidates to present their agenda...

Green Thumb Coalition pushes for "green" elections in Cebu

Press release | February 17, 2016 at 16:39

Cebu City, February 17, 2016 – Various non-government organizations and civil society groups called on the candidates who are running for the 2016 elections to prioritize environment issues in Cebu. The Green Thumb Coalition, a nationwide...

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...

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...

Tweet your Presidential bet!

Page | February 18, 2016 at 21:00

The first presidential debate is just around the corner, and we need your help to ensure that the environment won't just be pushed to the background of electoral discussions.

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...

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Youths call for protection of future and food security in nationwide flash mob

Press release | April 27, 2016 at 16:55

Manila – Youth representatives in Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Manila today held a simultaneous flash mob around the headquarters and provincial strongholds of Presidential candidates. They are calling for an urgent response to the growing...

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