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 [...]

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 [...]

A revolution for sustainable fashion

2019-11-06T18:15:55+08:0021 Oct 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

by Ira Dominique H. Guerrero 21 October 2019 - Jose Mari Chan’s return to the airwaves signals a time to storm the malls in search for the perfect gifts to your loved ones! But should buying new threads really be the default? For members of a global movement that calls for greater transparency, sustainability, and ethics [...]

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. [...]

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

2019-03-09T11:21:33+08:0025 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 team of ACT Alliance last month [...]

Understanding slow-onset climate impacts on a local scale

2019-03-09T22:33:15+08:0018 Aug 2017|Tags: , , , |

by Danica Marie Supnet It is easy to blame the occurrence of typhoons, heavy rainfall, or prolonged drought to climate change, but it’s never easy to understand why these phenomena happen and why we need to know about them. It is easy to say what the communities and government should do to adapt to these phenomena, [...]

Unanimous

2019-06-11T10:07:29+08:0003 Mar 2015|Tags: , , |

By Bien Cagayan In my previous blog, I discussed what the Planning Exercises for Provinces Workshop was all about and shared a few key points Dr. Toby Monsod emphasized during her presentation of the 2012-2013 Philippine Human Development Report (2012-2013 PHDR) in the said workshop.  Some of these key points were: Emphasis on the critical [...]