J. Andres F. Ignacio, Ph.D. Upland degradation has been a growing concern in the Philippines in the wake of extensive logging and clearing in the 1970s–1980s. As forests vital to the water supplies of burgeoning communities were depleted, the chances
“When nature is viewed solely as a source of profit and gain, this has serious consequences for society. This vision of “might is right” has engendered immense inequality, injustice and acts of violence against the majority of humanity, since resources
As part of the Social Justice Forum series that ESSC and the Philippine Working Group (PWG) are organizing, representatives from the National Corn Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the DA-Cagayan Valley Research Center, civil society organizations, the academe,
Clarice Colleen Q Manuel Corn is one of the major crops produced in the Philippines. According to the latest Census of Agriculture and Fisheries, rice still has the largest allocation of land at 1.958 million hectares, while corn places second
Andres Ignacio, PhD The uplands is home to many of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the Philippines, particularly in Luzon and Mindanao Islands whose ancestral domains were logged in an earlier era. In many areas, the IPs have moved to
Text and photos by Andres F. Ignacio, PhD One of the most striking features of Bukidnon that frequently impresses its visitors is its breathtaking mountain landscape — with some areas still covered with forest, though most are dominated by grasslands
The following text was presented by Ms. Sylvia Miclat, Executive Director of the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), as one of the speakers during the Laudato Si’ dialogue activity at Aloisiuskolleg organized by Ecojesuit as a COP23 Fiji-Bonn side event.