Doing nothing is not an option

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 01/14/2018

We are living in an archipelago of 7,641 islands, including Cebu Island, plus 167 smaller islands, which include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands. Our Constitution mandates the State to “protect the nation’s marine wealth…

Learning to prioritize

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 01/07/2018

At a personal level, it usually takes an ailment or a jarring event to compel us to take stock of our priorities, assess if they are being lived up to and resolve to be better. We correct,…

Is it ‘Wilma’ or ‘Agaton’?

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/31/2017

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) announced another storm brewing, which can be named either “Wilma” or “Agaton,” depending if or when it decides to enter the Philippine area of responsibility in 2017 or…

On a high note

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/17/2017

Despite the dark clouds and drizzles that pervaded last week due to the slow-moving typhoon Urduja, the mood was festive. The 2nd Tañon Strait Enforcement Summit convened by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and…

Taking a determined stand for human rights

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/10/2017

Human rights should never be trivialized. One of the greatest Filipino leaders who ever lived, Senator Jose ‘Ka Pepe’ Diokno, aptly said “No cause is more worthy than the cause of human rights … they are what…

Courage and determination

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/03/2017

His bronze statute caught my eyes. I stopped and reflected. Perhaps being near the symbol of courage, indomitable spirit and martyrdom gains special significance now, amid the political turmoil that our beloved country once again finds itself…

Changing minds and hearts

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 11/26/2017

I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern…

Mesmerizing moments with a gentle giant

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 11/19/2017

Sunday last week, I had to wake up very early and not miss the group of wildlife conservation advocates headed to Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary. We were all filled with excitement as, fingers crossed, we were going…

A shared responsibility – a healthy environment

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 11/12/2017

Were you among the captivated viewers of Atom Araullo’s “Philippine Seas” documentary aired by GMA 7 on November 5? It was excellently crafted and for advocates, a much-needed platform to highlight not just the world-renowned beauty of…

Healing our ailing Earth

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 11/05/2017

Hats off to Ecowaste Coalition, the foremost waste and pollution watchdog in our country, for the persistence and determination to mainstream the ecological values and principles behind the much-neglected RA 9003, the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act…

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