Record rainfall across western Japan caused flooding of rivers and landslides. To date, 176 lives are known to have been lost in 13 prefectures. Dozens of people remain unaccounted for and hundreds of thousands of displaced residents are living in …
By Chuck Baclagon
The science is clear. Climate change is the greatest threat of our time.
It is a global phenomenon that at its very heart impacts the lives and livelihoods of local communities, especially in countries like the Philippines …
By Chuck Baclagon
Struggle is the tension between hope and desperation. It best describes the plight of the many who have gotten a glimpse of climate change’s destructive onslaught already felt by countries like the Philippines.
“Rice and corn plants as far as the eye can see are flattened. Many houses were destroyed. I saw one school building crushed under a large tree. It was as if our house was being pulled from its foundations.”
By: Chuck Baclagon
The Philippines always ranks in the top 5 most vulnerable countries in the world in various indices. One of the reasons for that that is on average, about 20 tropical cyclones enter Philippine waters annually, with eight …
Last week, 350 Pilipinas coordinator, Zeph Repollo, was part of an international solidarity mission to a remote village of the Dulangan People in Mindanao, Philippines. I’m writing this note from the lush, forest-clad Daguma Mountain Ranges of Mindanao, Philippines, where the indigenous Dulangan People are in a dangerous struggle against logging and mining corporations encroaching […]
At the end of February the scenes in the South Pacific atoll island nation of Kiribati were dramatic and frightening. Waves crashed across the lagoon side of South Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati, swamping everything in their path. For the locals, there was no where to go as the waves left a trail of destruction,
This is what the struggle for climate justice looks like on the frontlines at this moment. In the last 48 hours ~half a million people~ have had to evacuate their homes in coastal areas of the Philippines as they prepare for the landfall of Typhoon Ruby. Last year Typhoon Haiyan (the strongest typhoon in recorded
Almost a week has passed and we are still reeling. The sunburn has started to peel off, and the calloused soles of our feet have begun to heal. And yet the days of walking went on, as well as the constant singing of Tayo Tayo, and the mental picture of the thousands of people came