Chavit Singson sees the light with ‘solar lolas’

It took an Inquirer story on solar energy for Ilocos Sur province’s most powerful political leader to see the light. After reading about “Solar Lolas,” four Aeta grandmothers needing P2.6-million funding to install and maintain solar lighting equipment in two communities where they belong, former Ilocos Sur Gov. Chavit Singson readily wrote a check covering […]

The blame-game syndrome

The President’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) was a much-awaited summary of the government’s accomplishments during the five years that he was in office. It lavishly praised the improvements in the economy, the decrease in the number of poor Filipinos, in the passage of the reproductive health bill, the high ratings given the […]

‘Solar Lolas’: Lighting up lives

Since 1970, April 22 has been celebrated annually as World Earth Day with events all over the globe to demonstrate support for the protection of the environment. Many of the events are symbolic and are focused mainly on raising awareness about environmental issues. A welcome development is the increased attention to the role of women […]

Clark supports training center for ‘Super Lolas’

CLARK FREEPORT–More efforts to bring additional livelihood opportunities rather than giving alms is now the focus of the various government agencies, including Clark Development Corporation, to†the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the contiguous areas of this Freeport. This is the intent when the CDC together with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), and the Diwata-Women […]