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Storytellers from Aklan awarded P170,000 as part of climate campaign’s final tranche

A team of climate storytellers and researchers from Malay, Aklan — which is just a short boat ride away from Boracay island — was chosen as the recipient of the third and final Umalohokan cash grant, its organizers said.  Team Bintuwak is entitled to receive PhP170,000 for an awareness campaign highlighting the role of indigenous…

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Artist’s group to make short videos about life on small islands that are threatened by rising sea levels

An artist’s collective in Quezon City is expected to produce short videos based on stories of people who live on small islands that are threatened by rising sea levels.  This was after Salikhain Kolektib received a P70,000 Umalohokan Grant from the Climate Media Labs, allowing the group to produce ten videos about the possible effects…

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MPT South partners with USAID SIBOL for CALAX Biodiversity Program

Metro Pacific Tollways South Management Corporation (MPT South), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the infrastructure arm of Metro Pacific Investment Corporation (MPIC), inked on Monday a partnership agreement with the United States Agency for International Development’s Sustainable Interventions for Biodiversity, Oceans and Landscapes (SIBOL) project to further its sustainability efforts to turn…

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Climate Media Labs hold special session to help participants reach out to younger Filipinos

A climate media fellowship held a special session to help advocates build and launch awareness campaigns that will reach out and appeal to younger Filipinos.  On its eighth and final session scheduled in late September, the Climate Media Labs organized a webinar entitled “Developing Campaigns for Young Audiences.” The webinar was designed to assist participants…

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UN Child Rights Committee rules that countries bear cross-border responsibility for harmful impact of climate change

GENEVA – In a historic ruling on the harmful effects of climate change on children’s rights, the Child Rights Committee has found that a State party can be held responsible for the negative impact of its carbon emissions on the rights of children both within and outside its territory. The Child Rights Committee (CRC) published its ruling…

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The “I” in Voting

The doers and sufferers have been familiar with the term “Climate Crisis” in recent years. But what is it really? It’s the maturity of humanity’s little baby called “climate change.” It’s so normalized that it’s commercialized by the corporate world, which is also the same world that contributes a huge chunk to this crisis. It’s…