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The Philippines is in danger of losing Palawan province as its last ecological frontier following the approval of a coal-fired power plant. REPORT BY JOFELLE TESORIO
Angelique Songco, a dive master and director (on leave) of the TUbbataha Reefs Natural Park, the largest marine park in the Philippines, believes Palawan is intensely feeling the effects of global warming. Palawan’s economy is ecologically dependent and there is a deep concern about the future of fishing communities. Her story is the 8th in the 8-part series on Reacting To Climate Change, a collaboration between China Daily and the Asian Centre for Journalism (ACFJ) at the Ateneo De Manila University. TEXT/VOICE OVER BY JOFELLE P. TESORIO AND VIDEO/EDITING BY DJ CLARK




The Philippines has registered an economic growth of nearly 8 percent in the first quarter of this year, outpacing China’s growth. There is a growing Middle-class that now has money to spend on travelling, cars and other luxury goods. But has everyone benefited from the growth? REPORT BY JOFELLE TESORIO AND ARIEL CARLOS


The Philippines has overtaken India as the new call-centre capital of the world. This means, when you’re in the US and calling any call-centre, you’re most likely talking to a Filipino agent. With its English-speaking workforce and embracement of Western culture, the Philippines is fast becoming the world’s destination for call-centres. REPORT BY JOFELLE TESORIO
The Philippines is the most dangerous place in Asia to be an environmentalist. That’s according to a new report by the international watch dog Global Witness. In 2012 77 environmental activists were killed in the Philippines. REPORT BY JOFELLE TESORIO AND ARIEL CARLOS

Investigators in the Philippines are recommending that criminal charges be filed against the crew of a Philippine Coast Guard vessel that opened fire on a Taiwanese boat, killing one fisherman. REPORT FROM JOFELLE TESORIO AND ARIEL CARLOS