Edward Hagedorn for Environment Secretary?

With the rejection of Gina Lopez’s appointment as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Filipino progressives are longing for another champion of the environment to be her successor. 

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The Fighter for the Environment

When it comes to protecting the environment, there seems to be no enemy worse than large-scale mining firms. They are rarely scrutinized for their environmental record and in those limited instances that they do, they writhe their way out of hefty consequences thanks to big-money defense teams and their connections in the political world. At times […]

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Jobs v.s. Conservation: Palawan’s Nickelodeon Theme Park

This week, Viacom International Media, parent company of the popular children’s television network Nickelodeon announced a lucrative project in the Philippines that left Filipinos with a bittersweet reaction. The multinational corporation plans to invest $150 million on a 400-hectare Nickelodeon-branded, “underwater themed” tourist resort which will be built on the iconic and world-renowned Coron beaches. The […]

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The End of Fireworks

Filipinos boast having the best Christmas season in the world, citing an extended vacation period, ostentatious preparations for the Christmas eve dinner and the pompous display of Christmas lights that guarantees no one would be lonely during that season. In the same way, Filipinos also claim to have the best New Year’s Eve celebrations anywhere […]

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