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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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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%...

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...

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...

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...

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...

To ensure fish for the future

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | April 7, 2017

I couldn’t stop thinking of my favorite Galunggong fish (roundscad) back in the Philippines while observing a meeting of world’s governments at the United Nations in New York! Popularly known as poor man’s fish in my country due to its...

The power of your plate

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | March 7, 2017

For a country of 7,641 islands with a population of more than 100 million, more than half of which are living in coastal areas, an empty ocean means food insecurity, malnutrition, and further hardships to our fisher folk, who have been...

A Plastic Free Christmas Message

Blog entry by Anna Dawson | December 16, 2016 1 comment

It is the season to be jolly, to be holy, to love and to give. And it is in the last act, the act of giving, where we struggle at Christmas time. Malls bulge with the influx of shoppers buying gifts to show their loved ones just how...

What will it take to protect the world’s fish and oceans for future generations?

Blog entry by Cat Dorey | December 3, 2016

I don’t speak tuna . And I fear my ability to sign in shark could be fatally misconstrued. But next week when people from all around the Pacific and beyond meet in Fiji to discuss the future of fisheries in the region, our finned...

Why is CITES important for us Filipinos?

Blog entry by Dennis Bryan Bait-it | September 29, 2016

After traveling thousands of miles from the beautiful island paradise of Malapascua in the Philippines, I am now in Johannesburg, South Africa, to tell the stories about how thresher sharks are valuable not just to our oceans, but to...

New Zealander cycles the Philippines coasts to raise awareness about ocean plastic

Blog entry by Abigail Aguilar | September 28, 2016

Anna Dawson is no stranger to Philippine coastlines, having lived and worked in the country since 2008. However, her next challenge will be one of the biggest yet. From September to December 2016, the New Zealander is cycling 2,000km...

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...

Stopping Thai Union from trashing our seas


Blog entry by Arifsyah Nasution | May 17, 2016

I’m onboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, in the Western Indian Ocean on an important tuna quest. Tuna is probably the most popular seafood commodity out there. People eat it for a number of reasons, mostly as a convenient and...

All aboard - The Seafood Week, Oceans Conservation and the 2016 Elections

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | February 21, 2016

These past few days, the public saw the country’s premier hotels and restaurants inviting their patrons to join them in saving the oceans by scrutinizing the seafood that are served and consumed.  The decision of the hospitality...

Letter to BFAR on CNFIDP

Feature story | February 4, 2016 at 14:27

Greenpeace together with its network and various fishing communities has been campaigning to protect and preserve our oceans in order to change how we managed our oceans by engaging governments, industry players, and other ocean stakeholders.

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...

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...

What do you mean it's #NotJustTuna?

Blog entry by Jezreel Belleza | November 21, 2015

Do you know what's in our tuna cans? It's a ridiculous question because it really should be just tuna , right? Well, these tuna fishers say otherwise — “...We are not being treated as humans, but more like animals.”   ...

Justice for fellow ocean defender, Gerlie Menchie Alpajora

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | August 15, 2015

I always admire people at the frontline, actively confronting the threats happening in their backyard. Most of these people, the nameless thousands brave men and women, can choose to ignore dynamite fishing that their neighbors are...

For the love of sharks

Blog entry by Dennis Bryan Bait-it, guest blogger | July 10, 2015

It all started with a great ocean view. Gary Cases, a seasoned scuba instructor and a dive shop owner in Malapascua had been toying with the idea of setting up a marine sanctuary ever since he first set foot on island, seeing there was...

It’s official! United Nations decide to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | June 20, 2015

No reason to deny it – making it official makes things a tad more real! Today the United Nations General Assembly formally decided to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement, endorsing  the breakthrough outcome  of the UN...

Healthy oceans = healthy planet

Blog entry by Mark Dia | June 8, 2015 1 comment

Most of us go about our day not thinking about the vast ocean where we get every second breath we take.  Now more than ever, the old saying that “everything is connected” holds true and with more urgency.   It’s getting quite clear and...

My memories of Kinilaw: a celebration of the sea’s bounty and beyond

Blog entry by Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou | May 25, 2015

I truly find comfort by the sea. In Cebu, we lived near the ocean, and so it was easy to swim on a whim. We could take a ten- to fifteen-minute tricycle ride from our village to the nearest beach, if no one wanted to drive us there.

We are the stakeholders of our oceans and seas

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | May 11, 2015

May is the time of the year when summer is in full swing, when most Filipinos flock to the beach, or go to remote island destinations still under the radar of travel magazines. After all, we are a nation of more than 7,107 picturesque...

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 strong arm of the Grrrowd

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 27, 2015

Grrrowd  is a powerful new model for crowdfunding legal cases involving human and environmental rights. It's the Kickstarter of class action suits, the Indiegogo of good cases for good causes. It's the place where  a poor Mexican...

Major breakthrough for Ocean Lovers: UN takes landmark step towards high seas...

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | January 26, 2015

It is time for Ocean Lovers worldwide to celebrate! After years of political foot-dragging, and four hectic days of  negotiations  at the United Nations, a  breakthrough  came in the wee hours of Saturday morning, 24 January:...

7 Resolutions for #OceanLovers

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | January 12, 2015

One week in to 2015, and even though some New Year’s resolutions will already have fallen by the wayside, we all need to urgently think about one more resolution:  The resolution to protect the oceans and all its beautiful whales,...

What inspires you to support Greenpeace Philippines?

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 26, 2014 1 comment

“The optimism of the action is better than the pessimism of the thought.” ~ Harald Zindler The holidays are always a good time to look back and reflect on the year that passed so that we can face the coming year with confidence...

Why sharks are now more afraid of us

Blog entry by Diah Abida | August 12, 2014

Tell me the truth: are you afraid of sharks, like, deathly afraid of those big jaws? Well, the chances of you seeing sharks alive in open water are actually getting rarer nowadays.  In fact, it’s easier and more common to find...

Kindergarteners speak their hearts out about slaughtered sea turtles

Blog entry by Joan Meris | May 19, 2014

Last week, I received a letter from a long-time friend who is currently teaching at Cebu International School (CIS). She shared with me a story about how her five kindergarten students responded to the news article they read in class...

Mangrove forests: not your average tree farms

Blog entry by Ephraim Batungbacal | May 14, 2014

Mangroves are salt-tolerant evergreen forests found along sheltered coastlines, shallow-water lagoons, estuaries, rivers or deltas in 124 tropical and subtropical countries and areas. They stand out among the coastal wetlands of...

Name that Tuna!

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | May 2, 2014

Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the relatively-tiddly and...

Tuna are for life, not just for lunch

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | May 2, 2014

Tuna are awesome. We don’t get to say that enough, so since it’s World Tuna Day , I want to make amends. These fish are majestic ocean wanderers who have earned their place in history. But because tuna are now a  a globally-traded...

Earth Day Selfie Challenge

Feature story | April 15, 2014 at 15:57

There hasn’t been a more accurate embodiment of destructive growth than a typical city – a big polluting machine with a ravenous appetite for natural resources.

IPCC warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | April 1, 2014

We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign. Today’s  report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the enormous  impacts and...

BREAKING: Japan's 'research whaling' ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | March 31, 2014

UPDATE:  The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean this coming year.  (Detailed update at bottom. ) Original post: Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why?

Death of whales in Siargao underscores bigger oceans problem

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | March 28, 2014

The killing by dynamite fishing of some dwarf sperm whales in Siargao[i ] earlier this week underscores the continuing threat that human activities pose to whales and dolphins, and also the problem of weak enforcement of existing...

Pep up your Valentine's day with these quirky e-cards

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez and Jenny Tuazon | February 13, 2014

Who says environmental activists can’t pull off pick-up lines? For the mushiest, soppiest time of the year, we rounded up some eco-friendly conversation openers that you can use, whether you’re looking to woo that special someone or...

The 5 Step Detox Programme

Feature story | February 11, 2014 at 12:31

You might ask, what happens after a brand commits to detox? How do these companies ensure they meet their promises and credibly eliminate the toxic little monsters from their clothes and their factories?

Cavite City Open Dumpsite: A Pile of Lessons

Blog entry by Diah Abida | January 14, 2014 1 comment

All of us produce waste each day, and what you or I consider waste might not be worthless to someone else. But have you ever wondered where our personal, household, and office wastes are being disposed?  Have you ever asked where your...

There is power in connectivity

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 30, 2013

A snapshot of the year that came to pass and the wonderful things that Greenpeace were able to accomplish would not have been possible if not for your generous extension of your time, skills and resources to help us make our vision of...

Greenpeace Philippines' Top 12 Facebook Posts of 2013

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 28, 2013

We are truly grateful to all our friends on Facebook who have shown continuing support to our campaigns through liking, sharing and commenting to every post that we share. This year is a blast for Greenpeace Philippines Facebook page ...

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