The CHR Report: A Climate Justice Victory

‘It is a victory to witness human rights institutions acknowledge this important – and fundamental – truth’ Co-written with Joy Reyes and Yla Paras Seven years since its filing, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) finally released its report on the National Inquiry on Climate Change filed by petitioners to urge the Commission to look …

Understanding the Marcos victory

“As much as I do not like it, I wish presumptive President Ferdinand Marcos. Jr. the best in the years to come.” When Ferdinand Marcos was booted out of the country, and together with family members and a few close associates were forced into exile in 1986 in the wake of the EDSA People Power …

National Unity After the Elections

“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. Love one another as I have loved you”. This is Jesus’s final message to his disciples. Love is the central theme of God’s relationship to man. It is this infinite love why God sent …

The Future of Climate Justice in the Philippines

What Marcos’ election means for the environmental movement In February 1986, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in major regions of the Philippines to call for the ouster of Ferdinand Marcos. Widely known as a non-violent revolt, the so-called EDSA People Power Revolution struck the final blow to two decades of authoritarian …

Unsa ang naa sa Atong Kaugmaon Pagkahuman sa Eleksyon?

Sa nagapagamay nga paglaum nga mabaliktad pa ang resulta sa eleksyon, adunay nabuo gikan sa kampanya ug kandidatura nila Leni-Kiko nga magpadayon sa administrasyon ni Marcos Jr. Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Tagalog; Wala pa nahuman ang usa ka adlaw pagkahuman sa pagsirado sa mga presinto, murag aduna …

Anong Meron sa Ating Bukas, Pagkatapos ng Halalan 2022?

“Sa lumiliit na pag-asang mababaliktad pa ang resulta ng halalan, may nabuo mula sa kampanya at kandidatura nina Leni-Kiko na magpapatuloy sa administrasyon ni Marcos Jr.” Bisaya; Hindi pa lumilipas ang isang buong araw matapos magsara ang mga presinto, tila may nanalo na ayon sa partial and unofficial count na inilabas ng Commission on Elections …

Turbulent Days Ahead for the Country

“The poor and the basic sectors above all must be represented in that coalition of the willing.“ I submitted this column not knowing the results yet of yesterday’s elections. Perhaps by the time the Manila Standard print edition comes out, there is already a clear winner. Given the consistency of the surveys from November to April, …

The next 4 days and the following 100 and 1,000 days

Co-authored with Jayvy Gamboa We are down to the last 5 days before elections. 2 days left to campaign and to convert; then, 2 days of quiet reflection and solitude follow. For the presidency, it has come down to two choices: Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. or Vice President Leni Robredo. What the campaigns teach us The …

Hindi Masasayang ang Boto mo! Sigurado tayo kay Leni – Kiko!

Piliin na natin ang kandidatong walang bahid ang track record at walang disqualifaction case laban sa kanya. Hindi masasayang ang boto mo. Hindi masasayang ang pagtaya mo. Ilang araw na lamang ay eleksyon na. Kabi-kabila ang mga rally at mga sortie sa iba’t ibang dako ng Pilipinas. Patuloy ang pangungumbinsi at panliligaw ng mga kandidato …

Masungi as first line of defense and last hope

‘The world-class level of work that Masungi puts into conservation and the protection of our country’s biodiversity is unparalleled’ The Masungi Georeserve has, in recent years, become a household name. It is the proud home of beautiful limestones etched into the mountains of the Sierra Madre, and of flora and fauna, some of which are …