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The Struggle Deep in the Forests of the Philippines

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 […] (More...)

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Good Friday and the tragedy of death amidst struggle

  As many commemorate Good Friday by celebrating the person who embodied a life of open healing and shared eating, of radical itinerancy and egalitarianism, of human contact without discrimination and hierarchies, of preferential option for the poor, and who was executed by the Roman Empire because of these… We likewise remember and consecrate the […] (More...)

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Voting for a fossil-free future

The Philippines’ raucous democracy cranks into top gear as the three-month campaign season starts with most interest on a crowded contest to succeed Benigno Aquino III, as the president of the republic, with familiar themes of corruption, dictatorship and personality politics to dominate the current public discourse. In the midst of the election circus advocates […] (More...)

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Fighting for what binds us together

  If there’s anything that I learned from my two-thirds of a master’s degree in theology, it is that: faith, hope and love is manifested in action. This was the thought that occupied my mind as I joined one of the four contingents that merged at the Quezon Memorial Circle, in Metro Manila for an […] (More...)

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Bearing Witness from Ground Zero

The Roman Catholic faith plays an important role in the lives and consciousness of many Filipinos. Because of its involvement in social issues, it has given face to a Christianity that shows a deep sense of faith made known through actions that pursue justice, peace and the integrity of the natural world. That is why […] (More...)

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Let a million climate actions bloom

In the past week there has been a ferment of opposition against dirty energy across the Philippine archipelago as communities, organisations and the Catholic church step up their campaigns against coal.  Following news of the Norwegian parliament’s formal endorsement of divesting  its $900 Billion sovereign wealth fund, that will cut funding for the Philippines’ top dirty energy producers including: […] (More...)

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