US pullout from Paris Pact alarms Loren

DESCRIBING the decision of United States President Donald Trump to back out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as a ‘grave mistake’, Sen. Loren Legarda said the move would send a dangerous message not just to the US but also to the whole world.

"By this withdrawal, the United States has turned its back on the future. It puts a spotlight on a belligerent leadership that refuses to heed the voices of people, including his own, who are gravely threatened by the perils of climate change and global warming," Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change said.…

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Mapalad na 133 kababaihang naturuan ng urban farming sa Taguig

May 133 na mga maybahay ang nagtapos noong Abril 29 sa two-month urban farming training na inarrange ng Department of Social Welfare and Development, SM Foundation Inc., Taguig City government, MacPlus Academy sa 250 square meter na barangay property sa Barangay Ususan, Taguig.

Ang mga nagtapos ay mga benepisyaryo ng 4Ps o Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Project ng DSWD at karamihan sa kanilay matuturing informal settlers sa mga barangay sa Taguig.

Sila’y nagrupo grupo into teams tulad ng team sili, team okra at team talong--- lahat ay sangkop ng pansinigang—kung saan sila’y tinuruan ng Sistema ng pag compost fertilizer (mula…

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CA bypasses Lopez, netizens set in an uproar

It appears that the ad-interim secretary ofthe Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Gina Lopez,has the ultimate support of not only the President of the Philippines but as well as the Filipino netizens for her confirmation by the Commission on Appointments (CA) as DENR chief.

Now, netizens, probably among her 430,000 Facebook page followers here and abroad, expressed their protests against the Commission on Appointment’s alleged by-pass of the confirmation, even to the extent of asking CA what their problem is. Others even called for the abolition of the powerful CA, saying it was “for the People to decide”,…

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Legarda pushes for green climate dialogue

THERE is a strong need to ensure that the Philippines prioritizes the right climate change mitigation programs and involves private sector and non-profit organizations, according to Senator Loren Legarda.

This is the reason Legarda has decided to convene a Green Climate Fund Dialogue that would gather government agencies and private organizations to discuss what programs they should pursue to ensure that the Philippines adapts to the effects of climate change. 

"We must heighten the level of awareness among our national government agencies and the domestic private sector on the GCF,” the senator announced at the recent high level segment…

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Yolanda victims call for freedom from fossil fuels

“UNITE against climate change and never let anything like Yolanda happen again.”

This was the message of Leyte residents as they converged at the iconic San Juanico Bridge recently where they unfurled a giant banner bearing the words “#BreakFree from fossil fuels”.

The unfurling of the banner was part of the week-long activity in the Leyte leg of Break Free 2017 as a team of cyclists and a team of rowers watched below.

Break Free 2017 is a series of peaceful community mobilizations across the Philippines contributing to the second wave of global actions against fossil fuels.

“We should…

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