Perilous plastic

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/13/2019

“To be honest, as a dad, it’s tough trying to explain this to my kids. How do you explain dead whales washing up on beaches around the world, their stomachs jam-packed with plastic bags?”  This dad is…

Not mere embellishments

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/06/2019

One of the greatest tragedies of all time is humanity’s haughty  belief that it can survive without Nature, at the extreme, or that we can cope with climate risks – at our own pace. We have become…

‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 05/23/2019

  Yesterday, May 22, we celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity. The theme focused on “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health.” António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, called on all “government, business, and civil…

Political will

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 05/16/2019

  We went through the elections of national and local officials who are expected to urgently respond to the issues facing our society and planet such as climate change and the degradation of our natural world. Two…

Unprecedented decline

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 05/09/2019

Election fever is nearing its peak, days before the May 13 elections where an estimated 60 million voters will cast their votes for senators, congressional representatives and local elective officials. Many envision a better future by choosing…

Republic of Plastic

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 05/02/2019

It is modern-day scourge and has brought so much suffering to the natural world and to living things. Its effects are affecting the present and future generations’ capacity to survive. I am referring to the ubiquitous plastic,…

No room for indifference

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/18/2019

If there is one thing that education should inculcate in a person, it should be fostering deep love and strong sense of responsibility for our country, our community, our family, and our planet, and embedding the attendant…

Wanted: More green spaces

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/11/2019

A wonderful news to greet the day, Mexico time, that is, came with the announcement from our Supreme Court that it has made permanent the ban on tree-cutting and earth-balling for SM in Luneta Hill in Baguio…

MINDFULLY GREENIE: Getting real on the climate crisis

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/04/2019

Six local government units in Cebu have declared a state of calamity due to the adverse impacts of El Niňo. These are Carcar, Minglanilla, Sogod, Ginatilan, Samboan and Toledo City which recently adopted the province-wide state of…

MINDFULLY GREENIE: Holistic policies that sustain life

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/28/2019

If we are to deliver to our children and their children the kind of existence that we, the present generation, owes them, we have to start being serious in ensuring that our strong and progressive laws to…

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