golden rice on the palm of a person in the field
Why are farmers against Golden Rice, the purported silver bullet to end malnutrition?

Two decades since it became a breakthrough grain, Golden Rice is back in the limelight as the Philippines becomes the first country to approve it for commercial planting. Farmers, however, are still pushing against it. Why?

a person held at gunpoint
Another ECQ violator battling mental illness is killed. This time, by an armed tanod

An armed tanod shoots a scavenger with mental illness dead. But why does he have a gun in the first place, despite it being illegal? Let’s go back to a 2018 statement by Pres. Duterte

OPINION: Nas Daily, Whang-Od, and the *actual* issue of cultural exploitation

The saga of Nas Daily, Apo Whang-Od, and the drama that followed can’t fit in a minute. It’s also a smokescreen for the real underlying issue: cultural exploitation

people queuing to get to the vaccination site in manila
Officials debunk ‘no bakuna, no ayuda’ and other reasons behind vaccine site frenzy

People rushed to Metro Manila vaccination sites a day before the implementation of ECQ out of fear that they will not be allowed out or will not receive aid. Local government officials are now saying these are just rumors

green, cream, and yellow clothes on a fruit stand with pineapples, banana and bamboo
These clothes are made from repurposed fruit fibers to cut down on food waste

Seeking an alternative to resource-intensive cotton, clothing brand Pangaia has been developing technical fabrics like this one. Also, these pineapple leaves are sourced from the Philippines

a woman injected covid-19 vaccine by a man
NCR residents can get vaccinated during ECQ—regardless of priority

If you’re an NCR resident aged 18 or older, you can get vaccinated during ECQ. Just make sure you register ahead

cars queuing at manila’s drive thru vaccination site
After Duterte’s jab on vaccine queues, Manila City launches drive-thru vaccination site at Luneta

Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso, on July 31, inaugurated the city’s latest inoculation site at Luneta which will vaccinate 100 people a day for two weeks

The Masungi shooting: Our environment is in danger, and so are its defenders

Last week, two of Masungi Georeserve’s rangers were shot by unidentified assailants. It’s terrifying, but not surprising

chefs preparing bento meals
Tokyo Olympics wasted 4,000 boxes of food on opening day. Here’s where it went

Tokyo Olympics organizers apologized for the food waste on Wednesday, adding that there is a 20 to 30 percent surplus of food across all venues

Hidilyn Diaz’s Olympic victory belongs to her. And the Filipino people

“The shiny gold medal around her neck didn’t just deliver a long-sought-after victory. To some, it delivered a glimmer of hope. Hope that things will change for the better.”