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Women take the lead in lighting up communities with solar lamps

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, [...]

12 Jan 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

End impunity: ICSC statement on Rep. Rodel Batocabe slay

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, was [...]

23 Dec 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

What soft landing?

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 [...]

22 Dec 2018|Categories: Blog|

The Story of Marabut through its People

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 [...]

27 Nov 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Women of Solar Scholars as Agents of Change

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 [...]

14 Nov 2018|Categories: Blog|

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

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 [...]

08 Nov 2018|Categories: Blog|

Rising water in Santa Fe

by Isabella Mendoza Bantayan Island—it’s a place one hour off the western coast of mainland Cebu. With white sand beaches and abundant seafood, Bantayan has long been a popular destination of locals and foreigners. Yet behind this fair façade lies a plethora of problems made worse by climate change. ICSC’s [...]

28 Oct 2018|Categories: Blog|

Paying it forward: Haiyan survivors light the way in Mangkhut response

Text and photos by AC Dimatatac As a photojournalist who has experience in documenting humanitarian response, I have witnessed how responders usually focus on water, livelihood, health and living conditions, but overlook energy, no matter how vital it is. I was excited to join the Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) rapid assessment [...]

25 Oct 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |