REACTIVE: ICSC lauds Duterte’s UNGA call to address climate change as urgently as COVID-19 

2020-09-23T15:40:21+08:0023 Sep 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MANILA, 23 September 2020 – President Rodrigo Duterte called on world leaders in his first ever speech to the United Nations General Assembly to address climate change as urgently as the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The same urgency needed to fight COVID-19 is needed to address the climate crisis. This is a global challenge that has worsened existing inequalities […]

ICSC echoes doctors, transport advocates’ call for safe mobility for majority

2020-08-04T16:43:22+08:0004 Aug 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

QUEZON CITY, 4 August 2020 — Medical professionals led by the Philippine College of Physicians today called for safe and sufficient public transportation for health workers and frontliners, echoing recommendations by the Move As One coalition of mobility advocates and transport groups to prioritize service contracting for public utility vehicles and pop-up […]

Covid-19: Lessons for the Philippine power sector

2020-06-08T18:16:11+08:0008 Jun 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published in Business Mirror, 08 June 2020

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By Sara Jane Ahmed, Alberto Dalusung III, Jose Logarta Jr., and Pete Maniego Jr.

WHEN the novel coronavirus first appeared in China late last year, nobody expected that the new disease, officially dubbed Covid-19 by the World Health Organization in February 2020, would […]

Flatten the COVID-19 and climate curves

2020-06-05T09:41:55+08:0004 Jun 2020|Tags: , , , |

Below is the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities’ statement at the 04 June 2020 hearing of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Climate Change, as delivered by ICSC executive director Renato Redentor Constantino. The Committee, chaired by Rep. Edgar Chatto, considered House Resolutions 724 and 761, calling for the declaration of a climate emergency and briefing on the […]

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, […]

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 groups […]

‘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, […]

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 […]