A Being’s Word, A Being’s Nature

One of the things I really appreciate when there is much biodiversity present is the consequent richness in the language of the people who live surrounding these places. Some of my favorite words in the Hiligaynon language are “dagsa” (seasonal abundance of species like sardines or aloy/bullet tuna), “tibakla” (grasshopper), “ulang” (freshwater lobster), “doldol” (cotton … Continue reading A Being’s Word, A Being’s Nature

Initiative and Innovation through Empathic Governance

Ever since the launch of United Nations' Sustainable Development in 2015, amplified by Philippines experience on Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, successive trainings were in place for national government agencies, local governments, advocates and yes, young leaders, to equip themselves with preparedness drills. It has even come to the point where recipients of training experience ‘training … Continue reading Initiative and Innovation through Empathic Governance

USGAA PG Supports our Brothers & Sisters in the 4th Iloilo City Pride March

The vibe at the 4th Iloilo City Pride March is very festive. Mardi Gras came earlier here in Iloilo City. Fuelled by love and advocacy to equality among all gender, USGAA PG alums strike a pose at the SM City Southpoint. We also welcome back Ruzzel who just got back from her fellowship in the … Continue reading USGAA PG Supports our Brothers & Sisters in the 4th Iloilo City Pride March

Youth-Focused Grassroots Consultation in Boracay Island

Boracay was closed last April 26, 2018 to fix its sewerage and address numerous environment-related problems. The closure was a hard knock on the degradation of tourist destinations in the Philippines. It was also a huge leap to make a change. There was numerous consultation and community engagements in the process, as member of the … Continue reading Youth-Focused Grassroots Consultation in Boracay Island

YSEALI Alumni, Jose Marie A. Eslopor, participated in the Gender Dialogues

NEVER TOO YOUNG TO LEAD – Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Alumni, Jose Marie A. Eslopor, participated in the Gender Dialogues: Engaging ASEAN Youth in Gender Initiatives in Hanoi, Viet Nam last October 6-10, 2018. The five (5) day comprehensive workshop was organized by Center for Sustainable Development Studies – Viet Nam, in partnership … Continue reading YSEALI Alumni, Jose Marie A. Eslopor, participated in the Gender Dialogues

USG Alumni will Run Mapping Seminar and Event

USGAA PG Interim Chair Jarrah Brillantes and YSEALI Professional Fellow Francis Gasconia won this year's YSEALI Seeds for the Future grant. Project CoMap is a YSEALI SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE project supported by the US Department of State, and implemented by Cultural Vistas. It is a mapping and training project that would enhance young professionals’ … Continue reading USG Alumni will Run Mapping Seminar and Event