How to Defeat Marcos

‘Give us a radical alternative not just to Marcos but to our rotten and bulok system!’ Our presidential and centralized form of government vests broad powers to the president. He is not only the chief executive but is the appointing authority of all the personnel in the executive department, which encompasses all departments, bureaus, agencies …

Momentum for Climate Justice

Both the growing need for environmental defenders, as well as the persistent risks faced by them, point to the same conclusion – we need more people to join the climate justice movement Co-Written with Joy Reyes, Vanessa Vergara, and Meggie Nolasco Read: [OPINION] Loss and damage from Typhoon Odette/Rai The last decade has seen incredible …

Loss and Damage from Typhoon Odette

Unfortunately, so many things are crystal clear now, much more so in the wake of Typhoon Odette Co-Written with Joy Reyes, Vanessa Vergara, and Meggie Nolasco Read: [OPINION] Momentum for climate justice Typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai, ravaged central and southern Philippines a few days short of Christmas, leaving many parts of the country without …

Magic in Dean Merlin’s Classroom

To paraphrase the good Ambassador, Dean Merlin may ‘have confused us all in class, but as we learned later as we practiced our professions, all he did was sharpen our minds’ Dean Merlin Magallona, who died on New Year’s Day at 87 years of age, spoke in a monotone, a voice that was flat and …

[ANALYSIS] After Glasgow: What’s next for climate?

‘[T]he PH delegation definitely did not meaningfully engage with the other non-government delegates – not even responding to invitations for dialogue’ Co-written with Tonichi Regalado, Joy Reyes, and Jenica Dizon The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) was finally held in Glasgow as pressure and expectations ran high following a one-year delay due to the …

Mga gagmayng kadaugan sa Glasgow

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original; Tagalog Aduna may mga kapakyasan ang Glasgow Climate Pact, aduna ni mga maayo nga bahin nga maayo. Ang mga halimbawa mao ang musunod: Ang Pact nag-ila sa kamahinungdanon o sa “the importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems, including in forests, …

Mumunting tagumpay sa Glasgow

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa Original; Bisaya Bagamat ang Glasgow Climate Pact, sa kabuuan, ay isang pagkadismaya, mayroon din itong ilang kahangahangang bahagi. Tingnan ang mga halimbawa: Kinilala ng Pact na “the importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems, including in forests, the ocean, and the cryosphere, and …

Nasagmuyo, apan wala napildi, sa Glasgow

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original; Tagalog Sa ika-26 na panahon, ang mga Parties sa United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change nagtigom ug nagtapos sa tinuig na Conference of the Parties sa Glasgow, Scotland. Ang ilado ang COP26, nahitabo unta sa niagi nga tuig apan wala nadayon …

Nadismaya, ngunit hindi nabigo, sa Glasgow

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña. Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa Original; Bisaya Sa ika-26 na pagkakataon, nagtipon ang mga Party ng United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change para sa taunang Conference of the Parties sa Glasgow, Scotland. Dapat ay noong isang taon isinagawa ang COP 26 ngunit ipinagpaliban ito buhat ng pandemya. Ngayon …

Disappointed, not defeated, over Glasgow

Tagalog; Bisaya “At least the theme of just transition has now entered the mainstream.” For the 26th time, the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change convened and concluded its annual Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland. COP 26, as popularly known, was supposed to be held last year but was …