GAIA-BFFP Asia Pacific Media Fellowship (Philippines), October to December 2021

While there exists a law banning incineration in the Philippines, this has not stopped the incineration and the plastic industries, IFI’s like ADB and JICA, the national government, and some local government units push for waste incineration and its many forms to “manage” the waste crisis.

Civil society organizations have not stopped campaigning against incineration through policy and lobby work and media engagement. While there is an appreciation among environment journalists on the issue, what is lacking is the media engagement with economic reporters who write about “development” projects especially those coming from the ADB.

This media fellowship was developed to gather economic and environment journalists to explore the issue of waste incineration and how it would affect Philippine economy.

Danessa Rivera
The Philippine Star
Maria Bernadette Romero
The Daily Tribune
Dawn Cecilia Peña
Bulatlat
Job Manahan
ABS-CBN News
Israelbelle Ferolino
Now You Know
Ted Aldwin Ong
People's Domain
Princess Joy Pascua
WOW Smile Radio
Mark Saludes
Oeconomedia/Licas News
Marit Cabungon
The Manila Times
Sonia G. Astudillo
GAIA Asia Pacific
Archie Abellar
GAIA Asia Pacific
Jed Alegado
Break Free From Plastic
Rei Panaligan
Plastic-Free Pilipinas
Aileen Lucero
Ecowaste Coalition
Miko Aliño
GAIA Asia Pacific
Miriam Azurin
GAIA Asia Pacific
Yobel Novian Putra
GAIA Asia Pacific
Atty. Gob Alimangohan
Ecowaste Coalition
Eloisa Tolentino
Ecowaste Coalition
Merci Ferrer
War on Waste-Break Free From Plastic (WOW-BFFP) - Negros Oriental
Jill Banta
No Burn Pilipinas
Atty. Khristine Joy Argallon
Philippine Environment Justice Center
Nica Castillo
No Burn Pilipinas
Dr. Jorge Emmanuel
Siliman University
Froilan Grate
GAIA Asia Pacific
Lito Vasquez
No Burn Pilipinas