The Burden of a Hundred Millionth Filipino

Way back in college, during my days of SOSC I,  there were only 75 Million Filipinos based on the 1995 population census. I just got back the office today to be welcomed by public school teachers conducting pre-census for 2015.  It is confirmed, the Philippines has reached its 100 million population mark this year and …

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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.

When Manila is not the place to be

I will always be born in Manila, a couple of blocks away from where I currently work. I can always walk by the Philippine General Hospital and imagine how my mother underwent labor and gave birth to me three decades ago.  Maybe back then Manila was cool, its sewage system is still functional and people …

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Is Backward Sustainable? I think that’s full of BS

Its more than twenty years since the Rio Summit, something that drove me to pursue a career in environmental management and development work that my mother worried about during the early years of my careers. Since it requires a lot hiking, mountain climbing and a few brushes with separatist groups in protected areas. It has …

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