In our column “Eleventh Hour” this week at the Manila Bulletin, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader McRey Sario wrote about the recent screening of the documentary film Delikado at the St. Joseph’s Academy of Las Piñas (SJA), where he serves as the head of the Student Services Department.
The election of Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. as president poses real questions to the future of democracy and climate action in the Philippines, one of the world’s most climate-vulnerable nations. We wrote about what is at stake in the next six years and how we intend to navigate this new era of Philippine democracy.
The Filipino people’s vote for next year’s presidential elections should be a vote for the climate and the environment.
This was underscored by environmental human rights defenders during the 21st episode of Klimatotohanan entitled “Fighting Back for the Planet: How Environmental Human Rights Defenders Are Risking Their Today for Our Tomorrow.”
In the dead of the night of July 24, 2021, while the rest of Metro Manila and Sitio San Roque in Baras, Rizal were gradually preparing to sleep, Masungi Georeserve forest rangers were shot—a culmination of the tension between the Masungi team and the entities exploiting the forest land for their own profit.
In this article for our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Ruzzel Morales recalled that fateful incident and painted a bleak picture of the ongoing fight to restore the dignity of the Upper Marikina Watershed—a critical ecosystem that provides valuable life-giving services to 20 million residents of Metro Manila and nearby provinces.