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5 Decades, 5 Champions: Von Hernandez

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. Von Hernandez is a decorated Asia’s leading activist against waste incineration. He helped make history in 1999 when the Philippines became the first country…

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From stressed to blessed: Saguna’s story of hope amid the global health crisis

“What can we do?” For a team of only 6 people, it was a question we constantly asked ourselves. Our options were limited due to factors such as fewer manpower, strict implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), and limited monetary resources to start with, yet we knew for sure that we needed to do…

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Is Puncak Tanawan’s popularity becoming a problem? Locals respond

Rays of sunlight peek through the walls of a modest household near La Preza, Sibulan to highlight the beginning of a new day. Within the four walls of this household, Emma Tuting is seen readying herself for the day that awaits her. Almost every morning, Emma hears the familiar sound of footsteps walking on the…

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5 Decades, 5 Champions: Dr. Romana de los Reyes

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. Dr. Romana de los Reyes is from Bago City, Negros Occidental. She has been an anti- coal plant activist since 1997 and convened the…

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Seemingly hopeless story inspires movements of hope

Busy streets, people buzzing about, and an overflowing supply of vegetables and rice delicacies. These were the images that described normal Thursdays in the markets of Maitum, the farthest municipality in the province of Sarangani. But everything changed when COVID-19 came into the picture. Just weeks before the Enhanced Community Quarantine, I went out to…

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5 Decades, 5 Champions: Dr. Michael A. Bengwayan

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. Dr. Michael A. Bengwayan is a Filipino journalist and activist, born and raised in Baguio City, Benguet. He is currently the Director of the…