Such a troubling situation lead to the eventual adoption and ratification of the Paris Agreement last December in Paris. This
On November 8, 2013, typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, resulting in unprecedented devastation in the country's history
For developing countries, climate change is a matter of survival. A failure of a strong commitment in Paris means taking away our right to live.
Top: A single tree is seen standing amid the rubble in Tacloban City following the recent super typhoon on November 18, 2013
Let there be no more devastation like Haiyan. Let us be the generation to leave the children we love a safer world and a more vibrant economy. Everyone's future depends on it.
Even if the Philippines is not another bubble waiting to burst at any moment, the recent economic uptick is inherently hollow -- for it is unlikely to trickle down to the greater impoverished masses anytime soon.
The lack of privacy comes with its benefits - we get to know each other. These people seeking shelter from the storm are
Benigno Aquino, who is suffering from declining popularity due to his perceived ineptitude during the Haiyan crisis, is already facing impeachment charges -- and opposition forces are exploiting this opening to extinguish his political capital.
Despite mounting evidence that global warming is leading to devastating environmental disasters in the Pacific region, the U.S. and its partners are suspicious of climate change advocates. Rather brazenly, Washington and its Pacific allies spy on those who are intent on reining in global warming.
A look at the systemic configuration of the Philippine political system allows you to appreciate the limits of human agency on a purely individual basis. The Haiyan tragedy was a wake-up call to the increasing unsustainability of the Philippine political economy.