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Green groups to Nestlé: “Own up, pay up, clean up your act!”

Press release | April 10, 2019 at 13:33

MANILA, Philippines — A day before Nestlé’s Annual General Meeting, over a hundred activists belonging to the global #breakfreefromplastic movement trooped to Nestlé’s Philippine headquarters today to demand accountability for their role in...

Plastic invades ‘centre of the centre’ of global biodiversity hotspot

Press release | April 4, 2019 at 15:20

Greenpeace South East Asia - Philippines has documented plastic pollution in Verde Island Passage, as the group deployed its iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to investigate plastic pollution in the Philippines.

Greenpeace Philippines statement on the dead whale in the Philippines with 40kgs of...

Press release | March 19, 2019 at 17:14

19 March, 2019, Manila, Philippines - A young whale was washed ashore on the beaches of Compostela Valley, the Philippines, on March 15, Friday. An examination on the carcass of the whale revealed that the cause of death are ‘starvation and...

Cebu ‘breaks free from plastic’ onboard the Rainbow Warrior

Press release | March 13, 2019 at 11:07

Cebu City, 13 March 2019. - Officials from the provincial government, city government, other local government units and civil society leaders from all over Cebu today gathered onboard the Rainbow Warrior to sign a declaration aiming for the...

Greenpeace action in Manila Bay protests broken system from plastic production...

Press release | March 5, 2019 at 9:17

05 March 2019 - Greenpeace activists today tailed a garbage disposal barge carrying tons of plastic waste through Manila Bay, to protest the broken system of plastic production and pollution. The activists unfurled and attached banners on the...

Rainbow Warrior to bring global spotlight on the ‘Battle for Manila Bay’ vs major...

Press release | March 1, 2019 at 11:38

01 March 2019, Manila, Philippines - The iconic Rainbow Warrior is back in the Philippines to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. As part of the global Ship it Back tour, the Greenpeace vessel highlights the role of plastic producers for the...

Why I’m Joining the Greenpeace Ships to Fight Plastic Pollution

Blog entry by Froilan Grate | March 1, 2019

Plastic pollution might be very visible in the Philippines and other Asian countries, but the crisis started somewhere else. It began in the boardrooms of the top multinational companies when they decided to dump products packaged in...

See Manila Bay for yourself aboard Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior this March

Press release | February 24, 2019 at 13:13

21 February 2019, Manila, Philippines - Next week, environmental organization Greenpeace Philippines will be opening its most iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to the public. The Rainbow Warrior is coming back to the Philippines for the Ship the...

Voters want candidates who will address plastic pollution, survey reveals

Press release | January 15, 2019 at 12:00

15 January 2019, Manila, Philippines - Seven out of 10 Filipinos will support candidates who will ban establishments from using single-use plastic across the country, according to a Social Weather Stations survey undertaken on the third quarter...

Statement on Cove Manila’s ‘largest balloon drop’ record attempt on New Year’s Eve

Press release | December 30, 2018 at 18:42

30 December 2018, Manila, Philippines - On the eve of the scheduled balloon drop by Cove Manila and Okada Manila, petitioner Climate Reality Project Philippines, joined by Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines, Ecowaste Coalition, and Save...

We have the power to change the tuna industry for good

Blog entry by Ephraim Batungbacal | December 6, 2018

Sustainably Caught Canned Tuna Pams pole and line caught canned tuna. Pams is the home brand for Foodstuffs, one of New Zealand's two main supermarket companies. Foodstuffs introduced pole and line tuna to its Pams range in 2011...

Greenpeace: Only five out of 23 tuna canneries in Southeast Asia make the grade 



Press release | December 5, 2018 at 11:00

Manila, 5 December 2018— Greenpeace Southeast Asia today released its latest tuna cannery ranking evaluating 23 canneries and brands from the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia based on their policies on sustainability, transparency and...

From Sea to Can: 2018 Southeast Asia Canned Tuna Ranking

Publication | December 5, 2018 at 8:15

Greenpeace is running an international campaign to steer the global tuna industry towards more environmentally and socially responsible sourcing.

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever sign global plastics pledge but...

Press release | October 29, 2018 at 17:03

Bali, Indonesia, October 29 - Greenpeace has cautiously welcomed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment announced today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, saying that it allows for too much flexibility. Coke, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever...

Corporate Leadership Badly Needed to Reverse Plastic Pollution Crisis

Press release | October 28, 2018 at 12:43

Bali, Indonesia (October 28, 2018) — On the eve of Our Ocean Conference 2018, the global #breakfreefromplastic movement challenged corporations to demonstrate real leadership to reverse the plastic pollution crisis instead of making more hollow...

Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

Press release | October 18, 2018 at 13:43

Seoul, South Korea, 18 October 2018 - Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at...

Greenpeace Philippines clean-up, name culprits behind plastic pollution in Manila Bay

Press release | September 22, 2018 at 14:51

22 September 2018, Manila, Philippines - Every time a typhoon or monsoon rains come in, Manila Bay spews trash back inland, reminding us of the gravity of the plastic pollution problem in the Philippines.

After Ompong, Monde Nissin, JBC Food Corporation top plastic waste count in Pasig River

Press release | September 17, 2018 at 14:54

17 September 2018, Manila, Philippines – After the rains brought by the tail end of Typhoon Ompong caused flooding, plastic pollution once again became more apparent in our streets and waterways. Greenpeace Philippines sampled the plastic wastes...

“Food crisis is result of lack of government direction” -- Fisherfolk, farmers and...

Press release | September 13, 2018 at 14:00

QUEZON CITY, 13 September 2018 --- Government needs a coordinated plan in place to ensure the country’s food and nutrition security. This was the recurring theme in the presentations and arguments during the roundtable discussions held today to...

Philippines set to lead global tuna industry to sustainability and Go Green

Press release | September 3, 2018 at 17:58

General Santos City, Philippines; 03 September 2018. – The Philippines is setting its sights on leading the transformation of the global tuna industry towards sustainability with the adoption of monitoring mechanism that ranks industry players...

Greenpeace, NCCA, and KWF release Balagtasan video on National Heroes’ Day

Press release | August 27, 2018 at 14:51

Manila, Philippines, 27 August 2018—On National Heroes’ Day, Greenpeace, together with the National Commission on Culture & the Arts (NCCA) and the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) released a video, “Dagat o Gubat,” a Balagtasan piece by local...

Garbage “engulfing” Manila, Philippines after severe storm highlights plastic and...

Press release | August 24, 2018 at 14:16

Manila, Philippines, 16 August 2018 – Waves of plastic pollution has engulfed parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces, after a combination of heavy storm and monsoon rains, with garbage clogging drainage and causing floods.

La Union citizens call for better measures vs corporate polluters

Press release | July 29, 2018 at 13:38

San Fernando, La Union; 29 July 2018 - Following the contamination of shorelines due to a coal spill from the Holcim cement factory in Bacnotan, residents of La Union province are calling on the government for corporate accountability and better...

For Independence Day, we want to Break Free

Blog entry by Khevin Yu and Angelica Carballo Pago | June 12, 2018

The many environmental ills that the Philippines is facing now are interlinked and are compounded by other developmental challenges, such as poverty, globalization and shrinking democratic spaces, among other problems. As a developing...

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...

2nd Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 3 of 4)

Video | May 24, 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...

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.

Million Acts of Blue

Feature story | April 26, 2018 at 16:30

We are calling on people around the world to create a “Million Acts of Blue” — actions to push retailers, corporations and businesses to reduce single-use plastic.

Nestlé misses the mark with statement on tackling its single-use plastics problem

Press release | April 11, 2018 at 8:07

11 April, 2018, Manila, Philippines - Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, released a statement [1] aimed at addressing the growing plastic pollution crisis. The company’s statement does not include clear targets to reduce and...

Lent should be a time for sustainable seafood

Blog entry by Ephraim Batungbacal | March 29, 2018

It’s Lent again. A time when prices of fish would jack up as the demand for seafood increases. People are conscious as tradition and seafood at this time are intertwined. The demand is there, but how the fish gets to the plate is...

New report: Unabated illegal and unregulated fishing threaten sustainable seafood in Ph

Press release | March 16, 2018 at 14:30

Manila – Unabated illegal and unregulated fishing continue to pose a threat to food security in the Philippines, according to a new report from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) - Fisheries Protection and Law Enforcement Group...

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...

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

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%...

What's happening to our oceans?

Video | February 17, 2018 at 11:45

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. This video enlightens us about the status of coral reefs in the Philippines, its importance, its ecological and economic contribution not just in the Philippines but...

Rainbow Warrior arrives in Manila

Image gallery | February 14, 2018

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...

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...

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...

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!

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...

Greenpeace pushes for stronger tuna conservation and management measures in WCPFC

Press release | December 1, 2017 at 12:02

01 December 2017, Manila, Philippines – On the event of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) happening in Manila on December 2-7, 2017, Greenpeace said the body must agree on conservation and...

We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | October 25, 2017

In the words of David Attenborough, “ Our planet is a blue planet ”. With over 70% of our world covered by water, our oceans can be seen from across the solar system. It wasn’t long ago that the oceans were still believed to be...

Greenpeace as part of Break Free From Plastic presents a new way of exposing plastic...

Press release | October 5, 2017 at 21:30

Malta, 5 October 2017 – A four-by-four meter dragon spitting single-use plastic was installed in front of the 'Our Ocean 2017' conference to highlight the global crisis of plastic pollution. The Break Free From Plastic movement is demanding that...

Conservationists, gov’t agencies call for strict implementation of thresher sharks,...

Press release | October 4, 2017 at 12:32

October 4, 2017, Cebu City – Conservationists and government agencies today called for the strict implementation of the protection of thresher sharks and mobula rays, as stipulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...

Nestlé, Unilever, P&G among worst offenders for plastic pollution in Philippines in...

Press release | September 22, 2017 at 13:23

Manila, 22 September 2017 - A week-long beach clean up has exposed the companies most responsible for plastic pollution after an audit of plastic waste conducted on Freedom Island, a critical wetland habitat and Ramsar site [1] spanning 30...

Greenpeace, PRRC track plastic pollution in Pasig River, kicks off clean-up project...

Press release | September 8, 2017 at 8:33

8 September 2017, Manila, Philippines – Greenpeace Philippines and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) today hosted a boat tour showing the magnitude and trajectory of plastic waste from tributary San Juan River to the Pasig River’s...

Environment groups relieved over Viacom break up with Coral World Park on planned...

Press release | August 23, 2017 at 13:34

23 August 2017 Manila, Philippines – Environment groups that had come together in Palawan to oppose the planned Nickelodeon-branded undersea theme park in Coron scored a victory with the announcement by Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN)...

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