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Remarkable Women: Helping Yolanda-hit city with solar power

2019-03-26T14:47:18+08:0006 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, March 06, 2019)

MANILA — Women are helping Tacloban City rebuild from Super Typhoon Haiyan by installing solar panels.

“Recharge Pilipinas” not only helps bring renewable energy to the mainstream, it gives the typhoon-prone communities a power source during disasters.

Former UN climate chief visits the Philippines to promote green investments

2019-03-08T13:53:50+08:0014 Feb 2019|Tags: , , , , |

(As published in the Manila Bulletin, 13 February 2019)

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Former United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres is expected to arrive in the Philippines Wednesday evening as part of an Asian tour to draw in more transformative climate investments in the region.

Figueres, the architect of the Paris climate agreement […]

Women take the lead in lighting up communities with solar lamps

2019-02-08T14:04:45+08:0012 Jan 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

No mother would ever want to keep her kids waiting, especially when they’re cold, tired, and hungry.

But five years ago, this possibility loomed large for Lorna Ortillo Dela Peña, a senior citizen, single parent, and loving mother who also serves as the leader of a women’s group.

Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the storm, was the […]

End impunity: ICSC statement on Rep. Rodel Batocabe slay

2019-02-08T11:56:31+08:0023 Dec 2018|Tags: , , , , |

23 December 2018 — The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities joins Filipinos in condemning the murder of Philippine legislator and climate advocate Rodel Batocabe and his police escort Orlando Diaz.

Representative Batocabe, who had been serving his third term in the 17th Congress under the Ako Bicol partylist, […]

What soft landing?

2019-02-07T14:58:37+08:0022 Dec 2018|

by Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz

I wrote this while waiting for my Cebu flight’s boarding schedule to be announced by the airline staff last Tuesday, December 18. I didn’t imagine that I would still be travelling for work this close to Christmas.

I am one of the very few people […]

The Story of Marabut through its People

2019-02-20T10:29:19+08:0027 Nov 2018|Tags: , , , , |

By Valentine Temple

Marabut, is a town in Eastern Samar located near San Juanico bridge, home to several fisherfolks, farmers and known for the caves that is used by women mat weavers.

It was sunny when I arrived and whenever I look I saw smiling faces and people offering their […]

Tacloban welcomes opening of renewable energy hub

2019-02-09T23:19:44+08:0017 Nov 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

TACLOBAN, 17 November 2018 – Tacloban Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin led today’s opening of the city’s first ever Renewable Energy Hub (RE-Hub), a community resource center on renewable energy (RE) and sustainable solutions, within the RE-Charge Pilipinas facility of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC).

At the RE-Hub, located in Burgos Street, downtown Tacloban, people […]

Women of Solar Scholars as Agents of Change

2019-02-26T11:16:23+08:0014 Nov 2018|

By Arielle Celine Tabinga

On October 25, 2018. I began my training as a Solar Skolar. I had the opportunity to witness the first ever Women-Led Solar Scholars Training held in Marabut, Samar. The initial approach of the workshop is to develop women-leaders from RE-Serve to train community women’s groups as disaster-front liners while integrating renewable energy […]

Five years after Haiyan, survivors light the way for the rest of the country – and the world

2019-02-22T16:48:40+08:0008 Nov 2018|

by Denise Fontanilla

Exactly five years ago today, Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck central Philippines.

Today, we remember the over 7,000 people whose lives were lost.

We also remember how countless lives and communities were forever changed by the super typhoon. Too often, we gloss over the devastations left by disasters and get overwhelmed by the enormous challenge of […]

Strong Demand for Readiness

2019-03-08T14:52:55+08:0030 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , |

By Chien Huan Li

To assume an entire country is composed of homogeneous individuals is a common mistake. Individuals and communities face different challenges because of the complex diversity of natural and social environments they have been born into or grown up in. This much was evident when we began our journey in Coron, Palawan in order […]