Beyond The Rolling Hills

Just got back from Malandag, Sarangani Province in Mindanao. We took a land trip to Davao City and the flight back to Manila was horrible. We have to go through a three to four hour delay due to bad weather. Davao City was on halt due to flooding. Upland in Sarangani, flooding is not an …

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Climate Change Adapting

  Walking home after an appointment was cancelled.  Please, don't let us believe that this is God's Wrath for corruption, this is just another impact of rising sea levels.  Climate change is already here, we just need to adapt to it.

Livelihood Opportunities and Poverty Alleviation…Oh Lord!

Three consecutive posts about Compostela Valley, Philippines. First of a happier time a few weeks back. I even posted that picture happy picture as my facebook profile photo. It seems climate change is indeed a reality but over and over again in a year we keep on hearing the news of dead bodies being recovered …

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The scientist thing again

I am still not fully comfortable being called an environmental scientist. I just submitted a research proposal to an academic funding agency just to test if my scientific research ability is still...you know...functional.. I am not really aiming for mega ground breaking research similar to the work that led to the Nobel peace prize of …

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Diesel leak from Napocor facility threatens Quezon mangrove–NDRRMC

Diesel leak from Napocor facility threatens Quezon mangrove–NDRRMC. MANILA, Philippines — A diesel leak from a generator of the National Power Corp has reached the mangrove of a village in Quezon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council warned. About 10,000 liters have leaked since Wednesday night and was now threatening to destroy the …

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