The plight of the Tacloban 5 is but the latest case in a deepening human rights crisis faced by people working to protect their lands, the environment, and our climate. The Philippines was declared the deadliest country in the world for environmental defenders in 2019.
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“The unprecedented Australian bush fires is the strongest warning yet that the impacts of climate change we thought we will be facing 20 or 50 years later is already a catastrophic reality today.”
MANILA- “We are unstoppable, a better world is possible!” Filipino youths chanted as they marched in a lantern parade calling for climate justice in the streets of Manila, early this evening. Dubbed the “Global Climate Strike: Pailaw sa Kalikasan,” the Christmas-themed activity is part of the coordinated actions held worldwide on Nov. 29. Some 300…
The initiative also calls attention to the preponderance of non-solutions to climate change being floated in global conferences that are supposed to find solutions.
The farmers’ products were sold out with only a few hours after the market opened.
MANILA – Youth and environmental groups in the country joined the worldwide protests dubbed “Global Climate Strike” on Sept. 20, as they sounded the alarm on the worsening climate crisis all over the planet. The global mobilization took place three days before the Sept. 23 United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York City. Some…
By DEE AYROSO
In the Philippines, used as we are to tropical heat such as the long dry spell of recent weeks, global warming doesn’t seem to be the huge problem that it is in other countries where wild fires and extreme temperatures kill hundreds of vulnerable people. But even as we count ourselves lucky in this regard,…
Scientists, environmentalists and advocates commemorated the #MarchForScience in the Philippines, May 4, at University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City. Photos and text by Ronalyn V. Olea/ Bulatlat
While the government is riding on the popular call for cleanup of Manila Bay, harnessing free labor of volunteers for fishing out thrash in Manila Bay, it is, on the other hand, disproportionately blaming the poor and seeking their demolition in favor of reclamation plans and other real estate development.
With global warming and climate change, normal or extra-strong typhoons are becoming more disastrous than ever, offering more pressing reasons not to destroy the remaining forest and watershed to build unnecessary mega-dams.