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 the finality of […]
MANILA, 7 May 2020 – Responding to the shutdown of ABS-CBN last Tuesday, Renato Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, said:
“We have always considered media as part of a category that’s been made popular today by the pandemic: media performs essential work. Media is essential with […]
Renato Redentor Constantino, 7 May 2020
As we step through the portal created by the pandemic, connecting us to an array of potential new worlds, some of which are nasty and brutish and others gentle and just, it is troubling to realize we will not have the likes of Roberto “Obet” Verzola around to guide us through […]
Feature Photo: Medical frontliners from St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City test their new bikes donated through the Life Cycles PH community. © Monaliza Bermudez
by Aldrin Pelicano
Published in ABS-CBN News, 21 April 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments worldwide have exposed deep inequalities globally, […]
Health workers and other frontliners particularly in Metro Manila struggle to reach their places of work (and get back home) given the suspension of public transport particularly in Luzon amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philippine General Hospital, The Pasig City Government’s City Transport Development and Management Office, Life Cycles PH, and Lend-a-Bike Project are among the groups […]
In the midst of fear and isolation, we are learning that profound, positive change is possible.
By Rebecca Solnit, for The Guardian
7 Apr 2020 (Last modified 11 Apr 2020)
Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/07/what-coronavirus-can-teach-us-about-hope-rebecca-solnit Disasters begin suddenly and never really end. The future will not, in crucial ways, be anything like the past, […]
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 […]
by Jessa Ibañez and Kenneth Daniel Quesada, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
Pusblished in ABS-CBN News, Feb 11, 2020
Grid security was identified as an urgent national concern in last week’s Senate energy hearing, given not only that the State Grid Corporation of China’s 40 percent ownership of the national grid operating concession […]
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 name: Phanfone).