Work Together for a Better Future

Last Saturday, we were at the La Mesa EcoPark for an environment seminar for the barangay leaders of Tullahan. We were there to teach them the basics of solid waste management, and show them some model communities who have been successful in implementing their waste management programs… and teach them how these communities did it […]

Climate Change Hits the Philippines. We Will Recover.

We will. The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable when we talk about Climate Change. Why? It is an archipelago — with a long coastline of 32,400 kilometers from which 70% of the country’s 1,500 municipalities derive income. The past few weeks seemed like a teaser on what’s gonna come if we don’t straighten […]

A Case Against LLDA?

I saw on the news that DENR Secretary Lito Atienza will be filing a case against Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) General Manager Edgar Manda — this, in relation to the damage the recent typhoons brought to the country. Here’s a related press release from DENR: Atienza orders LLDA to ban repair of ruined fishpens […]

Everyone is a Hero

Truth is, still cant get over Typhoon Ondoy. Though I’m one of the lucky few whose house didn’t get submerged in flood waters, the rest of my family did. My ate (sister)’s house in Fairview got washed out, literally like a walk in bath, but dirty; same with my other ate in Manila (first floor); […]

Nature Never Forgives

“God always forgives, man sometimes forgives but nature never forgives,” quotes Secretary Atienza on his Monday morning speech at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. He also shared the same quote when he was interviewed on ABS-CBN’s show, Umagang Kay Ganda. With the catastrophe brought by bagyong Ondoy (the heavy floods, most especially), it […]