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Official Statement of the Association of Young Environmental Journalists on the ABS-CBN Shutdown

The Association of Young Environmental Journalists decries the cease and desist order filed by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to the Philippines’ largest broadcasting network, ABS-CBN. The events that led to its shutdown from the airwaves on May 5 have been targeted attacks on press freedom and democracy, and as young journalists committed to upholding…

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Discovering a sikad driver’s unexpected weapon against COVID-19

Mr. Macud is a pedicab driver, or sikad, as it is locally called in the community of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte.  At the age of 40, Mr. Macud is more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. But being the sole provider of his family of two, he has no choice but  to work. They don’t…

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5 Decades, 5 Champions: Dr. Angel C. Alcala

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we will be featuring 5 local Environmental Defenders who tirelessly fought and championed their respective environmental causes in the last 5 decades. Angel C. Alcala was born and raised in Cauayan, Negros Occidental. He is a Filipino biologist who was proclaimed a National Scientist of the…

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Dumaguete walks for zero waste

Around 500 people joined the Zero Waste Month Walk held last January 18 at Quezon Park, Dumaguete City to celebrate the achievements of the zero waste movement, raise awareness on how individuals can live sustainably, and to hold the government and corporations accountable. With the theme, “Zero Waste: a Solution to the Climate Crisis,” the…

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Filipino youth demand newly-elected officials for climate justice

Almost a thousand Filipino youth across thirteen cities in the country took to the streets their demands for climate justice last Friday, May 24, as part of the global movement of climate youth strikes. The rallies come shortly after the recently concluded Philippine midterm elections where over 18,000 national and local positions were filled for…

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NegOr, Siquijor advocates go for zero waste drive

To sustain and deliver the concept of zero waste, youth advocates and schools in Negros Oriental and Siquijor merged during the Zero Waste Youth Convergence at Sofia Soller Sinco Hall, Foundation University (FU) last January 27. Organized by Zero Waste Youth-Negros Oriental, War on Waste-Break Free from Plastic Negros Oriental and ADUNA, the union gathered…