Philippine environment

Why can’t food self-sufficiency be our new normal?

May 8, 2020

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From the outset of the Duterte government’s military lockdown as its response to the spread of the coronavirus, it has directed the continuous flow of food commodities, along with medicines and other essentials. Food is inarguably essential to people’s survival during a pandemic and in its socioeconomic aftermath.

Giving traditional Chinese medicine a bad name

April 27, 2020

The Department of Health has recently stated that it is looking into traditional Chinese medicine as a means to treat the country’s over 7,700 COVID-19 patients. However, the government’s attitude towards the otherwise renowned traditional Chinese medicine is closely tied up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which some researchers say is bad for the environment.

A glimpse at the critical state of the Philippine environment

April 27, 2020

While nations attempt to meet the sustainable development goals, neoliberalism has spearheaded the unbridled destruction of the environment.

In the time of COVID: Hello, Earth

April 22, 2020

Today marks the 50th year of the commemoration of Earth Day. Environmental activists vow that it will not just be a day but a movement. But in as much as we would want to manifest this human solidarity in a rally and mass gathering, we cannot – we are on our sixth week of a […]

I’m not eating Samgyeopsal anymore

October 4, 2019

Ever since I discovered Samgyeopsal, I became an instant fan. Samgyeopsal is basically pork belly meat that is cooked on a grill and is originally from Korea. It was one of the most interesting developments in South Korean culture during the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 that gave the pork belly the spotlight in South […]

Part 2: Why the climate strike is a social justice issue (and why it should strike at the core of growing fascism)

September 23, 2019

BY ROSARIO GUZMAN

The climate strike is a fight-back strike, it can’t be any other. It is a social justice issue as it is based on people’s assertion of their right to determine our common future.

Why the climate strike is a social justice issue (and why it should strike at the core of growing fascism)

September 20, 2019

BY ROSARIO GUZMAN

The climate strike is a fight-back strike, it can’t be any other. It is a social justice issue as it is based on people’s assertion of their right to determine our common future.

Protect the environment

August 3, 2019

The programs and policies the Duterte administration is hyping do not seem to be delivering the promised economic development and improvement of the Filipino people’s situation. People Economics will improve things. Protect the Environment! #MalalangEkonomiya #MayMagagawa #PeopleEconomics

Earth Day 2017 | Four towns and an Apple: Mining and environmental plunder

April 22, 2017

By Glenis Balangue A day before Earth Day, technology giant Apple made a bold claim. Blamed time and again for its role in sustaining the highly destructive mining industry, Apple said it plans to stop using minerals and metals for its famed iPhones and Macs. In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple said that to […]