Gaslighting in the Nayong Pilipino Controversy

‘[A]s a lifetime advocate of environmental protection and the preservation of green spaces in cities, I could not see any possibility of such advocacies being incompatible with public health’ That is why I could not understand at first what the controversy over building a mega-vaccination site in Nayong Pilipino was all about. After all, as …

Guardians of Planet and People

Co-authored with Dinah Faye Balleco ‘We call on everyone to [sign a] unity statement against the red-tagging of environmental defenders in the Philippines’ One thing we are grateful in this challenging year are the people who guard and protect the environment even if it means being red-tagged, harassed, and attacked by those who benefit from …

Fighting a pandemic and the climate emergency

Co-authored with Joy Reyes. Originally published May 14, 2020 on Rappler.com ‘One has to remember that like pathogens, climate change is not hampered by borders’ Today, we are faced with a global pandemic – COVID-19. In an effort to curb the alarming number of cases related to it and the increase in deaths resulting from …