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Climate Friendly Cities, Trailblazing eJeepneys

iCSC took on the challenge of closing the "green loop" in transportation when it launched the electric jeepney revolution in July 2007. We have since marked a series of milestones: the first domestically manufactured eJeepney (2008), the first official registration papers issued to electric jeepneys (2008), the first public routes dedicated to electric public transport, called the Makati Green Routes (2009), the first electric vehicle charging station (2009) and the first e-vehicle battery-swapping program (2011). iCSC formed the private consortium which received the first commercial eJeepney fleet franchise in 2012.

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Dealing with China’s energy card

By: Pete H. Maniego This article was originally published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer President Duterte, with excellent trust ratings from the Filipino people, looks toward improving relations with China during his state visit. Enhancing ties with the superpower would improve trade, peace and security between the two countries. As

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OPINION: Duterte and China’s takeout menu

By Renato Redentor Constantino This article was originally published in ABS-CBN News Upon arrival in Beijing, Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will right away notice the incredible blend of modernity and the present that China is determined to leave behind. The brimming sense of enterprise and economic might is manifested in

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Renewable energy in Mindanao, now!

By Viking Logarta This article was originally published in Business World I just got back  from Davao. Here’s the good news. Power outages are not so frequent in Mindanao now. The bad news? Mindanao is now awash in power from coal plants. From a 70-30 mix in favor of hydropower versus

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Lanuza’s PSF proposal reflects good local governance

By Janssen Mozar Martinez After the two-day People’s Survival Fund (PSF) field appraisal in Del Carmen, Siargao Island, ICSC joined officials from the PSF secretariat and Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) in travelling farther south of the CARAGA region to the quiet surfing town of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur. We

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Del Carmen, Siargao Island and the realities of adaptation

by Danica Supnet Denise, Janssen and I represented ICSC in a field visit to Del Carmen in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte to take part in the appraisal of the municipality’s proposal to the People’s Survival Fund (PSF). The institute is the non-governmental representative to the PSF board, which was

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Friends from Witney Speak Up for Pinoys

By Arturo Tahup Editor’s note: Arturo Tahup, ICSC’s project coordinator, is on a speaking tour across the United Kingdom to share stories about our community-based solar projects funded by Christian Aid. Here is the first of his dispatches from the UK. Last October 9, I got goosebumps listening to residents

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