WWF: Climate Adaptation Opportunities for Santiago City

Climate change is a reality all Filipinos must face – but lives and businesses can be saved through proper preparation. To remain competitive, Philippine cities must act before stronger typhoons, floods, droughts and storm surges cripple economic viability. Fortunately, a new study aims to help the country’s largest cities and economic hubs prepare ahead. The…

Tacloban Revisited In Discovery Channel’s “Haiyan After The Megastorm” Documentary

On the first anniversary of typhoon Haiyan, Discovery Channel – in partnership with Filipino documentary makers, Caelestis Productions Inc. – returns to Tacloban to uncover and honor the heroic human effort undertaken to rebuild the storm-ravaged city and the surrounding islands in an exclusive 60-minute documentary. HAIYAN: AFTER THE MEGASTORM, hosted by Filipino-British television presenter…

P&G Shares “Hope Stories” of Typhoon Yolanda Survivors

Almost one year ago, the strongest recorded typhoon globally, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), claimed thousands of lives and stripped numerous provinces in the Visayan region of homes and livelihood. With an estimated value of up to 35 Billion Pesos in damage (source: NDRMMC), the affected provinces and towns have since been dependent on government support and…

WWF: Renewable Energy Best Solution To Power Crisis

With the Department of Energy’s warning that an impending power shortage will befall the Luzon grid next year, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) reiterates its call for the Philippine government to more actively mainstream renewable energy (RE) solutions to meet the growing demand for electricity. Especially if we aim for enhanced national competitiveness…

WWF Calls For More RE Investments at UN Climate Summit

World leaders are currently meeting in New York City for a UN Summit on Climate Change. Government, business, finance and civil society leaders – including US President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron – hope to craft concrete plans to reduce global deforestation, minimize industrial carbon emissions and increase international funding to help the…

Literary Climate Change Book “Agam” To Be Launched On June 24

A “period-defining publication” will be released this June 24 (Tuesday) by the same pioneering group that launched the ejeepney revolution in 2007. Titled Agam, an early Tagalog word for foreboding and memory, the book brings together new work from Filipino writers across diverse disciplines, focused on the confrontation between climate change and cultures across the archipelago. The book launch…

BIR and Doctors Reconcile; Helps ITR Filing Campaign

Its all’s well that ends well between the Philippine Medical Association and the Bureau of Internal Revenue, with the two groups deciding instead to work together and encourage citizens to file their income taxes on or before the April 15 deadline: Check out this story from Rappler: MANILA, Philippines – Like her colleagues in the medical profession,…