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While Robredo applauds, internet trolls attack after Ressa wins Nobel Peace Prize

While Philippine Vice President Robredo congratulated Maria Ressa, internet trolls continue to attack her minutes after she won the prestigious 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

PH urged to comply with new WHO air quality guidelines as Manila nearly triples ‘safe’ limits

Greenpeace Philippines is calling on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to adopt the new limits and expedite the review of the country’s air quality standards, which have largely remained the same since 1999.

Climate activists claim government, corporate inaction worsen ‘climate anxiety’ among Filipino youth

On the day of the global climate strikes, young Filipino climate activists demanded the government to hold corporations accountable for the worsening climate conditions, to secure a safer future for the youth and vulnerable communities. 

Tribes in copper-rich Tampakan urge provincial government to lift mining ban

Leaders of the T’boli and Blaan tribes in South Cotabato signed this week a manifesto urging the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to lift the provincial ordinance preventing them from extracting copper deposits in their ancestral domains.

Families of drug war victims erupt in mixed joy, doubt as ICC opens probe

Mixed joy and disbelief were what the families of drug war victims felt when they heard the news that the pre-trial chamber of the International Trial Court (ICC) will proceed its investigation in the Philippine war on drugs and Davao City killings.

Report: Top plastic polluters also drive climate crisis

Environmental organization Greenpeace Philippines today called on the national government to regulate plastic production and enact a strong ban on single-use plastics (SUP) and non-environmentally acceptable products (NEAP) as part of urgent climate plans.

Global Witness report: Philippines deadliest in Asia for environmental and land defenders

The Philippines ranks as the deadliest country in Asia and third deadliest in the world for environmental and land defenders in 2020, a report said.

Majority want to prioritize equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines before boosters, survey finds

A new survey found a majority of fully vaccinated adults would get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot if offered, but think priority should be given to people who have not had a first dose.

What’s the future of quantum computing? Experts weigh in.

At a World Economic Forum briefing, experts from industry and academia looked at the quantum computing technology. These experts weighed in on what it is, where it’s come from and where it’s heading.

Filipino climate activists join call for equitable and inclusive climate summit

Filipino environmental activists joined the call of civil society groups around the world for an inclusive climate summit amid the worsening COVID pandemic.