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Celebrating Earth Day during a pandemic

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/23/2020

Yesterday’s 50th year celebration of Earth Day was subdued compared to the various activities in the past when millions converged to get the message across: Protect our environment.  Because of social distancing measures in most parts of…

Nature as a refuge

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/16/2020

  Many have talked and written how we can help ourselves and cope with stress in this unprecedented era we are in. Apart from being connected virtually with our loved ones and colleagues, thanks to technology, of…

Servant leadership and transparency in the era of COVID-19

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/09/2020

  Today, Christians practice the observance of Holy Thursday, in commemoration of the Last Supper and the washing of the feet of his disciples by Jesus, before he was crucified on Good Friday. Feet-washing is an ultimate…

Hope amid the crisis

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/02/2020

    So, this is how it feels to be in a wartime mode — each day of the COVID-19 crisis brings uncertainty coupled with hope that the nightmare will soon end. We offer our condolences and…

The best gift to our warriors in the field

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/26/2020

  The right to life and right to health gain more meaning in crisis situations such as what we are facing now. Health is a priority, no doubt about it. When we listened to President Duterte’s announcement…

Coping with COVID-19

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/19/2020

  The World Health Organization (WHO), on March 11, elevated the status of the COVID-19 outbreak from epidemic to pandemic. According to the UN News, “By labelling the spread a pandemic, WHO was indicating that the virus…

Being a good neighbor

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 03/12/2020

, Growing up in a community where families knew each other and even the member’s birthdays seems like a dream. We had a lot of interaction, and at times a bit of misunderstanding, yet we tried and…

Upholding the right to health and a healthy environment

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/06/2020

During the campaign period, candidates would commit to programs that they think would best serve the interest of their constituents. Public infrastructure such as roads and buildings are easily the most popular. Sadly, health and environmental concerns…

MINDFULLY GREENIE: Rallying for the planet

Gloria Estenzo Ramos 02/21/2019

The youth are leading the fight against climate change and ensure that the right to a healthy planet is not in any way compromised. In the United States, with age ranging from 11-22, led by petitioner Kelsey…

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