Archive for the ‘Environment Watch’ Category

STATEMENT OF THE RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION THE ISSUANCE on July 23, 2016 of Executive Order No. 2 on Freedom of Information drew support from the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition as a signal of the commitment of the Duterte Administration...

By Karol Ilagan UNITED FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. Students and environmental activists held placards with calls for change in environment policies addressed to President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Photo by Karol Ilagan/PCIJ FRANCES Quimpo’s recollection of...

By Titon Mitra* AS WORLD LEADERS converge on Paris from 30 November to 11 December, the importance of arriving at an ambitious yet implementable agreement on climate change action has been graphically underlined by the fact that, based on UK Met Office...

By Titon Mitra Country Director in the Philippines United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) THERE IS AN ENDURING ADAGE that "the whole is only the sum of its parts". Recent Press and commentary on the statement of Professor (Chaloka) Beyani,...

UNDERNOURISHED children, overnourished adults -- that is “the double burden of malnutrition” that afflicts the Philippines. A paradox, indeed, in a highly agricultural economy, which should be producing food in abundance. To this day, however, many...

By Cong B. Corrales WHERE do dead android phones go? Most certainly, not to android heaven. Dead androids and other e-waste typically get dumped in the wasteland of developing nations,the Philippines included. The problem is, such waste generate...

Earl G. Parreno THEY are some of the most destructive land reclamation projects in the country. But unlike other planned developments that have become controversial because of their adverse impact on the environment, these are all taking place almost...