MANILA, Philippines – Green groups urged President Benigno S. Aquino III to lay-out his administration’s plan for the environment in the new Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP). 

Jonathan Ronquillo, environment campaigner of the La Liga Policy Institute also said Aquino should make sure that such plan will give premium to climate change.

“Since President Aquino’s centerpiece program is poverty alleviation, it is imperative that climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures must be integrated in the overall anti-poverty program of government. We all know that the poorest sectors are also those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and disasters. How does the Aquino government plan to promote a sound environment today and for the medium term? This should be clearly identified in the MTPDP for 2011-2016,” Ronquillo added.

Read more: Aquino urged to prioritize environment, 'climate' actions in MTPDP 2011-2016


MANILA, Philippines – The Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 will hasten the country’s shift to a low carbon development path.

This was the bold statement issued by Go Organic! Philippines, a network of natural farming advocates, during the opening of the 7th National Organic Agriculture Conference at the Queen Margaret Hotel in Lucena City.

The conference was organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA.)

Go Organic! Philippines said the release of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10068, as the law is otherwise known, will usher in a shift from chemical intensive to ecologically-sound food production practices.

Read more: Organic agri law to hasten low carbon dev't path


SURIGAO CITY, Philippines – In an effort to mitigate the effects of global warming, climate change, a community-driven campaign for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction was launched at Philippines downtown hotel here on Wednesday.

Dubbed "Depensa!", the big activity was spearheaded by Oxfam and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC).

The objective of the activity is to create high community awareness and action on the need for climate change adaptation.

Read more: Campaign to mitigate global warming launched


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