Philippine environment

Gov’t priorities enrich a few and destroy the environment–IBON

November 25, 2020

News | The Philippine government’s bias for profit-seeking interests even at the expense of the environment are the root cause of the logging, quarrying and land conversion in Rizal and Cagayan provinces that have caused such devastating floods.

Swept away – Philippine agriculture bears wrath from government neglect

November 22, 2020

Features | Focusing on really strengthening communities: ensuring rights to basic needs including food and jobs, adequate standards of living, a balanced ecology, ample services, and development, would be what will forge the capacity to withstand disasters.

“Build Back Better”: Lessons forgotten

November 10, 2020

FEATURES

2020 saw natural calamities hitting the country, from the Taal volcano eruption to the recent typhoons Quinta and Rolly. But is the Philippines equipped to handle natural disasters? Has it learned from Typhoon Yolanda?

Dirty Duterte admin: More coal energy than ever

October 24, 2020

Features | The government is maintaining the country’s high dependence on coal, putting into doubt whether it is genuinely concerned about the Philippine environment and declaring a climate emergency.

Sources of Energy in the Philippines for 2018

October 19, 2020

ENERGY SUPPLY IN THE COUNTRY IS STILL PRIMARILY SOURCED FROM FOSSIL FUELS. Non-renewable oil and coal made up 61% of energy sources in 2018. The industry and electricity sectors relied heavily on coal, taking up 32% and 31.5% of 2018 energy consumption, respectively.

Fighting for our rights to food, a healthy environment and development

October 14, 2020

FEATURES

The corporate onslaught on agriculture, Filipino producers and consumers has to be thwarted for local production systems to break free from big business and foreign profit-driven objectives. Philippine agriculture can then flourish and contribute to the nation’s needs and development through ecologically sound, scientific and sustainable practices.

Four reasons why the Kaliwa Dam Project loan is onerous

October 11, 2020

Features | President Duterte has reportedly ordered a review of loan agreements to determine if any are onerous and disadvantageous to the Filipino people. Yet the Kaliwa Dam project which has come under fire for its unfavorable Chinese loan agreement has already started.

Open-air jeepneys safer against COVID-19 than enclosed modernized counterparts

June 21, 2020

NEWS

With only modernized jeepneys allowed to resume operations next week, traditional jeepneys off the road inconveniences commuters and also denies them potentially safer means of transport. The traditional open-air jeepney is likely even safer against COVID-19 than its air-conditioned modernized counterpart.