Individual Awardee

CRISTETA M. SISON

2020

Individual Awardee Cristeta Sison, also known as “Ka Tita”, is a community organizer in Central Luzon whose leadership empowers communities in Zambales and Pangasinan in fighting for their livelihood and opposing large-scale mining. She is an inspiration to many small-scale farmers and fisherfolk. Ka Tita had been for a long time one with the grassroots […]

Individual Awardee

ALBERTO ROLDAN

2020

Individual Awardee Ever since China ramped up their aggression in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), we always hear of Filipino fisherfolk at the unfortunate end of things. In these times when the government grit goes missing, the communities and their organization becomes more important than ever. In the midst of these bureaucratic neglect, Alberto “Ka […]

Individual Awardee

Robert Chan

2020

Individual Awardee “God wants you to act on what’s in front of you; one tree at a time, one beach at a time, one politician at a time.” These are the words of Atty. Robert Chan, an environmental defender whose faith is his constant source of strength. Robert Chan is an environmental lawyer who leads […]

Individual Awardee

Roberto S. Verzola

2020

Most Distinguished Awardee (Posthumous Award) Dedicated to work for social justice, ecology, and social transformation – this is how his colleagues describe the life of Roberto Verzola. Roberto, also known as “Obet” by most people, survived incarceration and torture in the Marcos dictatorship as a young activist. After Martial Law, he strived to build a […]

Individual Awardee

REGINA PAZ “GINA” LOPEZ

2020

Most Distinguished Awardee (Posthumous Award) Regina Paz “Gina” Lopez dedicated her life in serving the people and the environment. Her environmental crusade is widely regarded through the enduring work of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. – Bantay Kalikasan and her fearless stint as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Gina […]

Individual Awardee

Francis Morales

2018

nown to many as “Tatay Francis”, Francis Morales, a principled people’s leader who was almost an ordained priest, was the tireless and diligent spokesperson of the environmental network Panalipdan Southern Mindanao. He was hands-on for tasks big and small, whether it was in the pickets barricading the offices of big mining companies or the military, […]

Individual Awardee

Archbishop Sergio Lasam Utleg D.D.

2018

These are the fighting words that the people of Cagayan Valley often heard from Bishop Utleg during his speeches. Serving as the Archbishop of Tuguegarao, Most Rev. Abp. Sergio L. Utleg has a long history of being an environmental advocate and a crusader for just peace. Abp. Utleg is one of the veritable pillars upon […]

Individual Awardee

Josefina Panginen

2018

A half-blind day care teacher turned daring farmer-leader, Josefina Panginen—Ka Josie to her comrades in the peasant movement—serves as the Chairperson of the Panlalawigang Alyansa ng mga Magbubukid sa Aurora or PAMANA. She also sits as a member of the Anti-Logging and Mining Committee of the Multi-Sectoral Action Group (MSAG) in the province. The relatively […]

Individual Awardee

Engr. Fidela “Delle” Salvador

2015

Fidela Bugarin-Salvador was a woman with selfless devotion to her God and people. Delle, as she was fondly called by others, was a skilled engineer who advocated the advancement and use of technology in service of the poor. Drawing strength from her Christian faith, Delle, showed preference for the poor and dedicated her life in […]

Individual Awardee

Most Rev. Jose R. Manguiran

2015

Bishop Jose R. Manguiran is considered by local church leaders and organizations as “the epitome of a religious leader who has continued to advocate church for the poor and campaign against environment plunder”. To many, he is also known to have an “incisive and clear view of the relationship between the destruction of the environment […]