ARCORES Int’l bigwigs visit PH, survey Recoletos solidarity programs

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – To build and strengthen a structure and organization that help institutionalize the co-responsibility and coordination of social actions in the Augustinian Recollect communities, high-ranking representatives of the ARCORES International visited and assessed those areas directly under the Recoletos management and covered by the project portfolio of the said international NGO. … Read more

ARCORES Filipinas, USJ-R help Cebu fire victims

CEBU CITY – In its concerted efforts to extend assistance to victims of a recent fire in Cebu City, ARCORES Filipinas through its active network in Recoletos de Cebu organized an emergency response team to provide food packs to 644 families left homeless by the tragedy. According to the local news, around 2,578 individuals were … Read more

Catholics @ COP24

A side event meeting of Catholic organizations active in climate justice work was organized last December 11, 2018 at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.  The meeting is a space for listening and reporting of the different ecological initiatives and actions of Catholic organizations globally. And also as an … Read more

Hopelessness at COP24, Failures Beyond Paris

Four ‘oil giant’ countries, namely: the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait objected the proposed inclusion of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report for the final document of COP24. The IPCC Report is a scientific document affirming the need to limit 1.5 degrees Celsius before 2030, avoiding the extreme climate change … Read more

UNO-R Community initiates Tree Planting

Don Salvador Benedicto, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–In celebration of Environment Month, Religious and Lay administrators, employees and NSTP students of the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos joined the National Day for Youth in Climate Actions by planting 1020 fast-growing, premium, native Philippine trees during the UNO-R NSTP Tree Planting Day on December 1, 2018 along the … Read more

24 Hours of Reality features Jaazeal Jakosalem, OAR, climate activist from the Philippines

Hosted by The Climate Reality Project and former Vice President Al Gore, 24 Hours of Reality is a day of eye-opening stories and compelling conversations about the climate crisis and how we solve it, broadcast live to millions around the world. It is an annual global broadcast of The Climate Reality Project, former Vice President … Read more

ARCORES-FILIPINAS spearheads assistance-giving to landslide victims

CEBU CITY—The communities in Naga City, Cebu prior to the devastating landslide protested the quarrying operations and launched a coordinated action against quarry operations in the said city during the opening of the Season of Creation last September 1, 2018. Meanwhile, ARCORES – Filipinas which is a convenor of Pusyon Kinaiyahan, a grassroots environmental group … Read more

Inahan sa Kinabuhi: Icon of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons

CEBU CITY—The icon “Inahan sa Kinabuhi” is the official icon of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines for the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons. The icon of the Blessed Mother and her Son mirrors our relevant Filipino identity. The face of Mary is from a woman who currently fights against … Read more