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Heherson Alvarez, in memoriam

2020-04-20T23:56:45+08:0020 Apr 2020|Tags: , , |

by Renato Redentor Constantino, 20 April 2020 To friends he was Sonny Alvarez, a man who carried many titles in his storied life. Senator and congressman, oppositionist and cabinet secretary, human rights advocate and environmentalist. As politicians go, he was imperfect, as pretty much all politicians are, especially those who've stayed in the public eye [...]

ICSC Operations Guidelines in the Time of COVID-19

2020-03-13T16:01:46+08:0013 Mar 2020|Tags: , , , |

PDF: ICSC Operations Guidelines as of 13 March 2020 As of 13 March 2020 This Guidance is to cover office operational preparations in relation to the current COVID-19 emergency period. The guidelines will be reviewed and may be amended on a day-to-day basis until the situation stabilizes and the unit heads (UH) decide to lift [...]

Post-Ursula updates from Guiuan, Eastern Samar

2019-12-28T14:11:12+08:0028 Dec 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Text and photos by Orland Quesada Editor's Note: Orland Quesada, a local of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, is ICSC's community outreach officer and gender person under its RE-Charge Pilipinas program. He wrote this letter yesterday to us, his ICSC colleagues, as part of a preliminary rapid disaster needs assessment in the aftermath of Typhoon Ursula (international [...]

Reality or Utopia: Active Mobility in Metro Manila

2019-12-13T18:44:25+08:0013 Dec 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Rosan Verbraak and Kevin Heerema Editor’s Note: Kevin and Rosan are college students taking up Public Administration at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. As ICSC interns, they are working on a research on non-motorized transport in Metro Manila. Our three-week survey on active mobility in Metro Manila – a joint initiative of the [...]

5 Filipina heroines lauded in new ‘Alas ng Bayan’ exhibit

2019-11-27T12:29:07+08:0025 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PRESS RELEASE QUEZON CITY, 25 November 2019 – A ‘herstory’ exhibit was opened at the University of the Philippines Diliman’s Asian Center today, featuring the paintings of five Filipinas who resisted national oppression, social injustice, and rank misogyny throughout the country’s history. Dubbed ‘Alas ng Bayan’ the exhibit showcases the lives of Gregoria ‘Oriang’ de [...]

PH corporate directors to address climate change, sustainability in forum

2019-11-18T12:07:08+08:0014 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Institute of Corporate Directors Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities Ayala Corporation PRESS RELEASE MAKATI, 14 November 2019 – The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), in partnership with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and Ayala Corporation, is organizing a forum on tackling climate change and sustainability in the boardroom this Tuesday, November [...]

Maniego: Open all power supply bids

2019-11-12T13:35:45+08:0012 Nov 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Press statement by Atty. Pedro H. Maniego Jr. Senior Policy Advisor, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities Former Chairman, National Renewable Energy Board Adviser and Former Chairman, UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian’s call on the need for an open and transparent bidding in Meralco’s competitive selection process is totally in line with [...]

Senator Gatchalian, Rep. Garcia to promote better competition in the energy sector

2019-09-30T19:53:17+08:0030 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

CEBU CITY, September 27, 2019 – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and Cebu Third District Representative Pablo John Garcia of Cebu pledged to push for better competition in the energy sector during the second Renewable Energy Congress held here last week. Senator Gatchalian, chair of the Senate energy committee, refiled last July Senate Bill No. 362 or the [...]

UN climate summit reactive: Heed the call for urgent climate action

2019-09-24T09:05:13+08:0024 Sep 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

NEW YORK, 23 September 2019 – Reacting to the recently concluded United Nations Climate Action summit here, Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, said: “We applaud UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for injecting far more urgency into climate action by putting on the spot countries with the means to [...]

Building on GCFWatch

2019-03-12T11:50:22+08:0009 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

by Janssen M. Martinez Note: Janssen M. Martinez is an ICSC climate policy analyst. He participated in the February 2019 Green Climate Fund board meeting with Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz, associate for climate policy. Kairos and I attended the twenty-second board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (or B.22) last February 26-28 in Songdo, South Korea. [...]