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 [...]

Media is essential with or without COVID-19

2020-05-07T21:35:23+08:0007 May 2020|Tags: , , , |

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 or without [...]

Roberto “Obet” Verzola, in memoriam

2020-05-07T21:01:51+08:0007 May 2020|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

OPINION: Bicycles, bayanihan, and beyond

2020-04-21T15:27:30+08:0021 Apr 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 https://news.abs-cbn.com/blogs/opinions/04/21/20/opinion-bicycles-bayanihan-and-beyond The COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments worldwide have exposed deep inequalities globally, shining a strong [...]

Bike sharing and donation drives

2020-04-20T18:50:41+08:0015 Apr 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 impossible has already happened’: what coronavirus can teach us about hope

2020-04-18T00:48:06+08:0011 Apr 2020|Tags: , , |

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, even the very [...]