Pizza Hut, Taco Bell & Manny Pacquiao Fight Hunger Through Php5.3M Donation To World Food Programme

Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, with brand ambassador and eight division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, fight hunger in the Philippines with a P5.3 million (US$120,000) donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The contribution, raised from the World Hunger Relief campaign conducted by these brands, will support WFP’s school feeding programme in Central…

Earth Hour Philippines to Give The Gift of Light

Solar lamps to light up off-grid island communities will help children study better at night, says Earth Hour organizers in the Philippines. Around 15 million Filipinos lack regular access to electricity, relying instead on flammable and expensive kerosene lamps to illuminate their homes. “I must earn an additional PHP150 (USD3.5) each month to buy half-a-gallon…

WWF-Philippines “Earth Hour” at Quezon City Memorial Circle This March 28

WWF-Philippines, which organizes Earth Hour locally, revealed its switch-off plans at a press launch led by WWF International Director General Dr. Marco Lambertini, WWF-Philippines National Ambassadors Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez, plus WWF-Philippines Climate Solutions Steward Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworksi. This year’s main switch-off shall be held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle from 7:00 PM to…

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…