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Independence under way

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | June 12, 2014

Independence has departed from its original definition to better suit today’s setting. While its classic connotations like sovereignty or self-governance remain principal in reference sources (try to Google it to see what I mean),...

11 Ways to Detox Football

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | June 3, 2014

Since the launch of the latest  Detox investigation  into toxic-football, the past few weeks have been action packed. From a fan-powered protest in Mexico’s iconic Azteca stadium to a huge digital #DetoxWave, thousands of volunteers,...

A beautiful game being played dirty

Blog entry by Jobet Peñalosa | June 3, 2014

The world of football is buzzing with excitement and for many fans, the World Cup can’t get here soon enough. Sadly though, it is not just excitement that is wrapped around this tournament. Football, a sport loved by many, has been...

Join the #DetoxWave

Blog entry by Hanno Groth | May 27, 2014

Do you remember the last football match you went to? The incredible atmosphere fuelled by thousands of passionate fans, all united behind a team they believed in. None of football’s greatest achievements would have been possible...

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...

Pahiyas Festival: A colorful glimpse into our farming roots

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | May 18, 2014

The Philippines has had a long affinity with rice.  Our rice farming history dates back to antiquity, perhaps most vividly manifested in the iconic rice terraces carved into the hillsides of northern Philippines.  At one point in time,...

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...

Breastfeeding and indigenous food: a mother’s recipe for healthy children

Blog entry by Velvet Escario Roxas | May 11, 2014

Today is Mother’s Day and as a Filipino mother of two girls and Deputy Executive Director of Arugaan, a Filipino NGO which protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding, it is a great opportunity to share our recipe to ensure our...

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...

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