Urgent climate action is needed

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/14/2018

The Philippines is one of the most impacted and among the highly vulnerable countries to climate change. But despite progressive laws, we fail miserably to give our utmost focus on this one of the most pressing of…

Biodiversity protection is everything

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/07/2018

The Philippines is the center of the center of marine biodiversity in the entire world. Sitting at the apex of the Coral Triangle countries, which host two thirds of the richest coral reef ecosystems, is a clear…

Saving Visayan Sea

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 09/30/2018

When Tony Oposa launched the Visayan Sea Squadron in 2004, he envisioned an area where illegal commercial and destructive fishing is totally eradicated and sustainable management in place for it to regain the fabled fisheries abundance it…

The tragedy of preventable deaths and destruction

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 09/23/2018

Kudos to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) – Cebu Chapter led by dynamic President, Mundlyn Martin, for successfully hosting the 2018 Eastern Visayas Regional Convention among lawyers with a full Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)…

The era of intense storms and consequences

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 09/16/2018

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to…

MANA Mo: Our Oceans as ‘Mana’ for all

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 09/09/2018

September is designated as the month for us to take stock of and encourage citizens, young and old, and all stakeholders, for that matter, to heighten the consciousness of our country, as a maritime and archipelagic nation.…

Protecting protected rights

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 09/02/2018

Public officials and personnel must remember that, as declared by the Constitution, “a public office is a public trust.” They are “accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency; act with patriotism…

Crisis management, Philippine style

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 08/26/2018

Facing crisis has become a regular fixture in the governance landscape as the recent Xiamen Air mishap has clearly shown. It reveals a lack of propensity for visioning, long-term planning and implementing policies and goals. The response…

Let us not fail our children

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 08/19/2018

We are living in an interdependent world where what our children hear, see, feel, and learn will affect how they grow up and who they turn out to be?” Hillary Rodham Clinton, It Takes a Village There…

Freedom from fear and want

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 08/12/2018

To feel safe and secure in one’s home, community and wherever one might be is a universal want, irrespective of race, gender or class. Our Constitution’s Preamble is unequivocal in declaring the reason for its being: “to…

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