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PH still deadliest country in Asia for environmental defenders – report

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At least 28 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines in 2016, according to environmental monitor Global Witness

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 13, 2017) — At least 28 land and environmental defenders were killed in the Philippines – the highest number in Asia for the 4th straight year, according to the latest report by environmental monitor Global Witness. Continue reading PH still deadliest country in Asia for environmental defenders – report

Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

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President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations. He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary

June 30, 2017 — It has been an exciting year for the environment and for climate change under President Duterte. Whether change for the better has come and progress will be finally made in these two important areas of our national life is, however, still uncertain. Continue reading Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now

Duterte eyes Marawi visit on 1st anniversary as President

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GOING TO MARAWI? President Rodrigo Duterte says on June 28, 2017, that he plans to go to crisis-hit Marawi City. Malacañang photo

‘I cannot just sit on my ass in my office while people suffer there,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 30, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte said he plans to visit Marawi City on Friday, June 30, incidentally his first anniversary as Chief Executive, saying he “cannot just sit on my ass” while people of Marawi suffer. Continue reading Duterte eyes Marawi visit on 1st anniversary as President

Gov’t eyes ‘stronger’ disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC

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SECOND MEETING. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council holds its second meeting under the Duterte administration on January 12, 2017 in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Toni Zuniga

If Congress approves, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) will be replaced by an independent agency called the Civil Defense Authority (CDA)

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 13, 2017) — Learning from the problems encountered during Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and other big disasters, the government is poised to establish a new disaster management agency.  Continue reading Gov’t eyes ‘stronger’ disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC

Duterte won’t honor int’l pacts on carbon emissions

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‘I WILL NOT FOLLOW.’ President Rodrigo Duterte decries carbon emissions limitations as constrictive for developing countries like the Philippines. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

The Philippine president says he wants to kick an ambassador for asking if the Philippine government would honor its commitments to reduce greenhouse gases

MANILA, Philippines (July 18, 2016) — President Rodrigo Duterte “will not honor” international agreements binding the Philippines to limit its carbon emissions.  Continue reading Duterte won’t honor int’l pacts on carbon emissions

Duterte’s 1st EO – Simpler, faster anti-poverty services

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‘RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT.’ President Rodrigo Duterte holds his first Cabinet meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on June 30, 2016

12 agencies are placed under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, who will have the power to ‘evaluate existing poverty reduction programs’ and streamline them

MANILA, Philippines (July 4, 2016) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s first executive order aims to streamline agencies that deal with poverty reduction by placing them under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr.  Continue reading Duterte’s 1st EO – Simpler, faster anti-poverty services