Waquin Corregidor, pedicab driver, hero: Eight years after Haiyan

2021-11-11T15:43:47+08:0011 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Intro text by Maria Golda Hilario Story as narrated by Waquin Corregidor Editor’s Note: The transcript features an interview conducted by ICSC’s RE-Charge Pilipinas team with Waquin Corregidor, an emergency responder from Palo, Leyte, narrating his story from 8 years ago when super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) hit their hometown. The COVID-19 pandemic [...]

A preview of the WORTH Initiative Project in Guiuan, Eastern Samar

2021-09-22T13:53:41+08:0022 Sep 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet Editor’s Note: Danica Marie Supnet is ICSC’s lead analyst for climate governance and a fellow of the Asian consortium Women and Earth Initiative (WORTH) of the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW). This is the last blog out of three which culminates the WORTH Initiative project in Guiuan Eastern, [...]

Picking from where we left off: Community assessment and analysis on gender, health, and climate impacts

2021-08-27T15:19:14+08:0027 Aug 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Orland Quesada and Danica Marie Supnet Editor’s note: Orland Quesada is ICSC’s community outreach officer and gender focal point under the RE-Charge Pilipinas program. Danica Marie Supnet is ICSC’s lead analyst for climate governance and a fellow of the Asian consortium Women and Earth Initiative (WORTH) of the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for [...]

Cycling on the Rise

2021-07-09T11:33:25+08:0009 Jul 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Rio Constantino Editor’s Note: Rio Constantino was a volunteer counter based in Quezon City for the citizen-driven bike count project Metro Manila Counts (MMC). MMC is a collaboration between the Mobility Awards (ICSC, MNL Moves, The Climate Reality Project Philippines, 350 Pilipinas and Pinay Bike Commuter Community) and the local government units of San [...]

Advancing local climate action amid COVID-19

2021-05-26T17:22:48+08:0026 May 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Elainne Lopez and Orland Quesada Editor’s note: Elainne Lopez is an analyst of ICSC’s Climate Governance Team and a geodetic engineer. Orland Quesada is ICSC's community outreach officer and gender focal point under the RE-Charge Pilipinas program. They were both part of the team which conducted workshops on gender, health, sexual and reproductive health [...]

Count cyclists, pedestrians for a moveable Metro Manila

2021-03-26T10:09:30+08:0026 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Arielle Celine Tabinga Reposted from the Mobility Awards. Note: Celine Tabinga is the Mobility Awards coordinator and ICSC's urban transition analyst currently helping develop and support ICSC’s gender work and low-carbon resilience agenda. Philippine cities can be bikeable - this has been proven by the cities of Pasig, San Juan, and Marikina. Hailed as [...]

Commuters, pedestrians, and cyclists; Leading the way to a better normal

2021-03-10T14:10:55+08:0009 Mar 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Celine Tabinga Reposted from 350 Pilipinas. I started cycling in August of last year. I remember finally getting my mother’s bike out for a fix. It has been collecting dust in the garage for almost three years. I’ve meant to have it repaired for as long as I can remember, but it was never [...]

Finding the nexus: gender, health, and climate change

2020-12-07T10:26:37+08:0007 Dec 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet Editor’s Note: Danica Supnet is the senior analyst of ICSC’s Climate Governance Team and a fellow of the Women and Earth Initiative (WORTH) of the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW). Danica delivered this presentation during the “Climate Change and Health: A Gender Lens” dialogue organized by the Climate [...]

Redefining resilience in the “new normal”: A homecoming

2020-07-02T10:27:36+08:0002 Jul 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

by Francis Joseph Dela Cruz Early this year, I was approached to be part of a project in Bulacan province with Cordaid and the Partners for Resilience (PfR), to advocate for local climate action planning in the city of Malolos and the town of Paombong. Immediately, I said yes. I was born and raised in [...]

Mercedes Fabros, in memoriam

2020-05-25T21:06:06+08:0025 May 2020|Tags: , , , , |

by Renato Redentor Constantino The mourning after, when life is at its most quiet, is the most difficult. Despite a lifetime of insights generated by the woman whose all too early passing orphaned so many -- lessons that spanned life, impermanence, and unfettered love -- we are reminded of our inadequacy in the face of [...]