[In the news] ‘Religion is not an excuse to hate’: Catriona Gray defends support for LGBTQ+ community -CNN Philippines

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has expressed strong support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) community, shrugging off criticism that such stance betrays her Christian faith. Gray posted on Instagram on Saturday a photo promoting “Pride Month”, a month-long celebration dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. Some Instagram users immediately threw negative comments at…

[In the news] Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction -CNN Philippines

Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction Residents including an indigenous group living near the site of China-funded Kaliwa Dam in Infanta, Quezon said Thursday they are strongly opposing the project. Members of the Dumagat tribe residing at the foot of Sierra Madre mountains in Tanay, Rizal fear that they may lose their ancestral…

[In the news] Most Filipino voters want candidates supporting ban on single-use plastics, survey says -CNN Philippines

Most Filipino voters want candidates supporting ban on single-use plastics, survey says A new Social Weather Stations poll commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace found that most Filipino voters will opt for 2019 election candidates who will ban single-use plastics. In the survey conducted in the third quarter of 2018, 73 percent of respondents said they…