Eco Warriors Philippines

Here is an ongoing compilation of posts related to grassroots environmental activism and heroism in The Philippines:

Palawan Environmentalist and Broadcaster shot dead : Dr Gerry Ortega was a known pro-environment advocate and has worked with various environmental groups and associations on pro-environment and community-based projects. He gained local popularity as a wildlife veterinarian and became known as “Doc Gerry.”

Von Hernandez : Time Heroes of the Environment 2007.  In 1999 his relentless campaigning succeeded in making the Philippines the first nation in the world to ban waste incineration.

Father Edwin Gariguez of the Mangyan Mission – officer of the Alliance Against Mining. He lead the protest in 2009 against the government’s granting of an environmental compliance certificate or ECC to Norwegian Intex mining company to extract nickel ore on more than 11,000 hectares of Mindoro island, where one of the world’s largest nickel laterite deposits is believed to be.

Jurgenne Primavera Time Heroes of the Environment 2008 She made groundbreaking studies on the life cycles of tiger prawns in her native Philippines, which helped galvanize an aquaculture revolution.

Ricardio Saturay of the Centre of Environmental Concerns says people in his country are not opposed to mining, but not at any cost. ”We want mining on our land, but we want it in a proper framework, to help local people and help agriculture.”


If you know of eco warriors, environmental activists or changemakers in the Philippines that you would like us to include in the list, please leave a comment here with the article link if possible, or write to info[at]


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