Earlier this month, an article by The Diplomat revealed satellite images of the Spratly Islands, showing “man-made scarring of coral reefs” on a massive scale between 2012 and 2015. The piece by Victor Robert Lee suggests just how widespread the problem has become as more and more Chinese fishermen use
“Garbage that pollutes our seas is a compelling issue that Filipinos should unite against” said Karl Ramirez, songwriter‐musician and campaign officer of the Earth Island Institute Philippines. “Pollution of our seas is endangering our archipelago, home to numerous marine wildlife species. In fact, a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report
2013 • 10 • 21 In September 2013, Rochelle started an online petition asking DENR-PAWB to order the immediate release of a sea turtle that was being exploited by locals on Turtle Island in Guimaras for tourism purposes (view the full text at //chn.ge/154pIaa). PAWB promptly addressed it just a couple of
2013 • 08 • 12 James Betia, better known as Journeying James in the blogosphere, has been traveling around the Philippines on a budget since 2003. “This is my way of encouraging fellow Filipinos to discover the beauty of our own country even with minimal resources,” he shares on his blog. But
2013 • 07 • 25 The amazing thing about Angela, or “Ella”, is how she exudes sincerity and confidence when she talks about being a steward of the environment. Every conversation with her is sure to inspire you to think deeply about your intentions and motivations towards saving the environment.
2013 • 06 • 25 Jessie is a long-time Bantay Dagat and program coordinator of the Calatagan-based Conserve and Protect Oceans (CAPoceans) Foundation Training Center. He has contributed to over 10 years of coastal and marine protection efforts in the area. He’s so serious about his job that he keeps
2013 • 05 • 25 Wendi Garcia is the founder of Artists for Nature, an organization dedicated to the promotion of environmental awareness and support of conservation programs / various eco foundations through art. Wendi currently organizes art exhibit fundraisers and activities like coastal cleanups and free environmental art workshops
2013 • 04 • 17 “Our seas are integral to our survival.” Kester Yu is best known in the environmental circles for his passion, er, obsession with marine turtles. Known as “Kestertle” to his close friends, he is arguably one of the most prolific youth environmental champions of the Philippines.
2013 • 03 • 12 A few weeks ago, Mickey Galang went to the beach and saw something that shouldn’t be there: thick patches of oil and tar. An oil spill off the Ilocos Norte coastline had arrived in La Union. She called her La Union Surf Club buddies to
2013 • 02 • 25 Katia Kalyani is the founder of Ocean Hour Philippines, the world’s first international weekly clean-up of Philippine waters. She started out as a volunteer for Ocean Hour, invited family members and friends to join, and eventually encouraged businesses to support their cause. She currently organizes