This is part 1 of an eight-part series covering the issues that will help me decide who I’m voting for in the May 2019
Ditching plastic bags — at last!
Staying true to our reputation as a world leader in forwarding progressive agenda, the Labour-New Zealand First-Greens government announced yesterday that New Zealand will
A Billion Trees for Employment and the Environment
Last month, the government’s highly ambitious 1 Billion Trees Planting Programme commenced spearheaded by the Minister for Forestry and for Regional Economic Development, Hon.
The Ruin of Boracay
Its pristine beaches and sugary, white sand gave it worldwide recognition as one of the world’s best tourist destinations, but today the island of
Protect the Kermadecs
Striking a balance between sound economic policy and environmental responsibility can be a conundrum for state governments. Adding indigenous rights to that equation confounds
Edward Hagedorn for Environment Secretary?
With the rejection of Gina Lopez’s appointment as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Filipino progressives are longing for another
The Fighter for the Environment
When it comes to protecting the environment, there seems to be no enemy worse than large-scale mining firms.
Jobs v.s. Conservation: Palawan's Nickelodeon Theme Park
This week, Viacom International Media, parent company of the popular children’s television network Nickelodeon announced a lucrative project in the Philippines that left Filipinos with
President Duterte: Retain Gina Lopez as DENR chief
One of the staunchest social activists in the Duterte Cabinet has been omitted from the list of appointees submitted to the Commission on Appointments
The End of Fireworks
Filipinos boast having the best Christmas season in the world, citing an extended vacation period, ostentatious preparations for the Christmas eve dinner and the