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“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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.

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:

2016: Year in Pictures

Image gallery | December 21, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

What pictures will my children be taking for future World Environment Days?

Blog entry by Grace Duran-Cabus | June 3, 2016

In 2009, I became the Southeast Asia photo editor for an environmental organization: Greenpeace. It wasn’t easy for me, since I knew I will be working with many professional photographers working in different countries, with different...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

2015: A Year in Pictures

Image gallery | December 24, 2015

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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 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...

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...

#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 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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

El Niño in North Cotabato

Image gallery | April 20, 2015

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...

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