Unicef: 300M children breathe heavily toxic air

10/31/2016

WASHINGTON — Some 300 million children live with outdoor air so polluted it can cause serious physical damage, including harming their developing brains, the United Nations said in a study released on Monday. Nearly one child in…

The Big Day

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/30/2016

Have you watched the riveting film “Before The Flood”? It premiered yesterday, October 30, and is aired on the National Geographic Channel starting October 30 until November 6 in 171 countries and 45 languages. With this documentary,…

Where are we going?

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/09/2016

The thought of losing one’s parents who are aging or suffering from the ravages of ailment makes one ensure that moments with them are very special. Through little ways from our heart, we want them to feel…

The clock is ticking

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/24/2016

Today is the first State of the Nation address of President Duterte. Malacañang having already announced that the event is going to be cast in simplicity, expect less “fashionistas” among the members of Congress and invited personalities.…

Digong does a Deng

Jobers R. Bersales 07/20/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent pronouncement that he would not honor the Paris Accords recalls Deng Xiao Ping’s Growth First Policy, first enunciated in 1978, which propelled China into the industrial superpower that it is today. By deciding…

Eco advocacy

Editorial 07/03/2016

The appointment of environmental advocate and philanthropist Gina Lopez as Environment secretary by President Rodrigo Duterte may be welcomed by ecology advocates that have long clamored for stronger action against unmitigated mining and deforestation activities. But as…

Man as the culprit

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/03/2016

Here is a piece of good news. Next year, the Philippines would host for the first time the 15th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (Academy). The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law is a…

Veering away from devastating BAU mind-set

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/12/2016

BAU stands for Business-as-Usual, which, according to the Business Dictionary, “refers to the normal conduct of business regardless of current circumstances, especially difficult events which pose a potential negative impact.” The mind-set is one big obstacle in…

Climate change and resiliency

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/05/2016

By signing the Paris Agreement on April 22, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Philippines committed, together with other countries, to reduce the polluting greenhouse gases that are causing our climate system to…

Go green, expert urges real estate developers

Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/05/2016

  An advocate for sustainable infrastructure is encouraging real estate developers to consider going “green” to stand out from the rest of the market. Carmelito Tatlonghari, a sustainable design consultant for certifying green buildings, said the demand…

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