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A man holds a baby on a bridge over a garbage-filled creek in Manila on September 22, 2017. Giant Western consumer products brands led by Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble cause serious ocean pollution by packaging products sold in the Philippines in cheap and disposable plastics, Greenpeace alleged on September 22. The environmental watchdog group ranked the Philippines as the "third worst polluter into the world's oceans" behind China and Indonesia in a report released in Manila. Noel Celis/AFP

MANILA, Philippines — Environmental group Greenpeace has ranked the Philippines as the "third-worst polluter into the world's oceans" after China and Indonesia in a report released Friday in Manila.

Read more: Philippines third worst polluter of oceans, report says

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Changing dynamics in dengue cases in the Philippines, partially caused by increasing temperatures, have left more people vulnerable to the disease.

The term “climate change” evokes images of destruction brought by typhoons and droughts in the minds of most Filipinos. However, the public needs to take notice of how it also affects their health and well-being, even without these extreme events.

Read more: How climate change impacts health in the Philippines

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Writer-director Tara Illenberger during the shoot of High Tide, the Best Picture at the second TOFARM filmfest

MANILA, Philippines — When the ocean reaches its highest level, writer-director Tara Illenberger’s High Tide, a film on how mangroves save coastal-dwelling Filipinos, wins Best Picture at the second TOFARM Film Festival. For the jurors, Laurice Guillen, Christopher de Leon, Mario Hernando, Gardy Labad, and Jess Navarro, the universality of the feature’s climate change theme gives it extraordinary global relevance.

Read more: Tara brings new high to Ilonggo cinema

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