The country has been vulnerable to massive flooding linked to deforestation. The coronavirus pandemic is also a catastrophe that arose from populations occupying wild animal habitats.READ MORE
Forest loss persists in the Philippines even with a log ban and protection laws in place.
Here is a summary of how Philippine forests were managed (and plundered), from pre-colonial times to present.
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, former senator Antonio Trillanes IV, and many local politicians are top ad spenders on Facebook a year before the polls. The Commission on Elections is drafting rules to govern online campaigning.