Philippine environmentalism - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine environmentalism


El Nido forest ranger hacked to death

Sep 05, 2019 - 11:57 PM

Police have identified the victim as Bienvinido 'Toto' Veguilla Jr, 44, a forest ranger of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Groups push for stronger legal protection for the environment

Jul 23, 2019 - 11:49 AM

The rights of nature seeks to provide legal rights to the environment and recognize it as a rights-bearing entity

NATURE HAS RIGHTS. The groups call for the recognition and passage of 'Rights of Nature Law' on July 22, 2019. Photo by Kale Luaton, PMPI

Masungi Georeserve presents the first ‘Explorer Encounters’ conference

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:05 PM

In partnership with with National Geographic Society-Asia and Forest Foundation Philippines, National Geographic explorers, conservation changemakers, and expert storytellers will gather to discuss the theme, “Conservation Storytelling in the Digital Age.”

Environmental lawyer murdered in Philippines – police

Feb 17, 2017 - 5:05 PM

UPDATED Her death brings to 112 the number of environmental campaigners murdered in the Philippines over the past 15 years according to Filipino environment monitor Kalikasan

Investing in biodiversity is investing in our future

May 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The incoming Duterte administration should look into investing in biodiversity and protecting biodiverse areas in the Philippines if it wants to effect sustainable change

Prince Albert II of Monaco to visit PH next week

Mar 30, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The Philippine itinerary of the visiting monarch a known advocate of stronger marine environmental protection includes a trip to Palawan and the Tubbataha Reefs National Park

PH VISIT. Prince Albert II of Monaco will visit the Philippines in early April. File photo by Etienne Laurent/Pool/EPA

Yeb Saño: Is #COP21 a triumph?

Dec 13, 2015 - 6:25 PM

For Naderev Yeb Saño the agreement on 1 5°C warming cap is no different from a New Year s resolution – it is not legally binding

COP21 PROTEST. Hundreds of ‘climate bikers and walkers’ came out in solidarity with the global movement for climate justice early Sunday morning, December 13, in Paris. Photo by Clemente Bautista/Kalikasan PNE

Congress urged to pass 3 'green' bills before election hype

Jun 05, 2015 - 4:48 PM

Bills like the National Land Use Bill certified as urgent by President Aquino need to be passed before lawmakers become distracted by the 2016 elections say green groups

GREEN BILLS. Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr joins environmental and youth groups calling for the passage of 3 'green' bills on June 5, World Environment Day 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH needs to involve public in environment decisions – study

May 22, 2015 - 6:02 PM

The Philippines ranks 40th out of 70 countries in an index that scores countries on how well their laws allow citizens to question environmentally critical projects

GREEN CAUSE. Residents and students in Aborlan, Palawan protest a proposed coal plant of DMCI Power Corporation on September 30, 2013. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

Rappler cited for best online environmental reporting

Apr 24, 2015 - 9:09 PM

Multimedia reporter Pia Ranada s works are recognized in the 1st Sarihay Media Awards along with works by 12 other journalists

REPORTING ON NATURE. Winners pose with judges at the 1st Sarihay Media Awards awarding ceremony

Legarda vows to block waste incineration in the Senate

Jan 07, 2015 - 5:42 PM

The promise comes at a time when lawmakers and government agencies are touting waste burning as the solution to unmanageable garbage in Philippine cities

Rappler reporter receives environmental journalism award

Oct 30, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Rappler s Pia Ranada is among 3 Filipino winners in the 2014 Asian Environmental Journalism Awards in Singapore

PH ethnic groups want bill recognizing conservation rights

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:38 PM

They say existing laws on conservation do not address new concerns on preserving ecologically important sites that are also sacred to the IPs

2013 in green: Top 10 PH environmental news

Dec 27, 2013 - 9:00 AM

From devastated coral reefs to renewable energy 2013 was a rollercoaster ride for Mother Nature to say the least

#MillionPeopleMarch lauded as eco-friendly protest

Aug 27, 2013 - 1:48 PM

The rally has set the bar high for future protests say environmentalists

CLEAN RALLY. Environmentalists thanked protesters and organizers for ensuring the cleanliness of Luneta Park after the August 26 rally. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler