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 […]