outbrain

Greta and Malala Together

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/27/2020

Activists do need inspiring moments – considering the dire situation we are facing. Politicians refusing to look at the climate crisis seriously and continuing the business-as-usual habit is a downer.  Reclamation projects, which are aptly described as…

Nature cannot wait 

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/20/2020

Local governments in Cebu and the rest of the country are hard-pressed to respond to the plastics pollution crisis which has long-term consequences to the health of the planet and the people. The city of San Fernando…

Acknowledging climate emergency

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/13/2020

We are just on the second month of 2020. Yet, we seem to be forced to face disasters and matters that are more than we can handle simultaneously with handling continuing threats on our life, health and…

Say “No” to thermal Waste to Energy facilities

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 01/30/2020

  Last Monday, January 27, a Notice to Sue was served on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for issuing DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2019-21 establishing the guidelines for Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities in the country.…

…Only consequences

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 01/23/2020

  “In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.” – Robert Green Ingersoll The Taal Volcano eruption and its dire impacts  make us more aware of the meaning and significance of the timeless wisdom…

Mainstreaming disaster preparedness

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 01/16/2020

The year 2019 ended with many Cebuanos and fellow Filipinos reeling from the impacts of Typhoon Ursula, the 20th typhoon to enter the country. 2020 has just started. Yet, we are reminded abruptly and should be painfully…

Confronting the climate crisis head-on

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 01/02/2020

Wishing our readers and kababayan a peaceful and resilient 2020, amid a vast array of climate and biodiversity challenges confronting us and the rest of humanity. Northern Cebu and other provinces hit by Typhoon Ursula, the 21st…

Protecting human rights amid the climate crisis

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/26/2019

Will the Christmas storm Ursula awaken many and join the legions of activists here and abroad to push government and the business sector to do what is right and urgent – by drastically reducing carbon emissions, protect…

Waste-To-Energy is NOT Zero-waste

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/19/2019

Local government units (LGUs) in Cebu and in other parts of the country should better think twice in entertaining notions of hosting polluting waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities, without being held accountable. By embarking on WTE as a quick-fix…

Ground-breaking inquiry

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/12/2019

She does not mince words when lambasting the doublespeak when it comes to climate change. Sixteen year old climate activist Greta Thunberg, just recently selected Time’s 2019 Person of the Year, chided rich countries, global banks, political…

‘A Private War’

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 12/05/2019

What does one do on a 14-hour flight from Manila to London? Your guess is right: watch a movie or two or three. That is exactly what I did after tossing and turning in the seat and…

Waters – in the wrong places

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 11/21/2019

Were you among the thousands caught by surprise in Tuesday’s thunderous thunderstorm and the deluge of waters that stranded many and created a traffic  congestion nightmare in the cities in Cebu, Mandaue, Talisay?  As reported by CDN…

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.