“Kun Maupay Man It Panahon”
A movie that reflects the effects of climate disaster, a gathering of environmental defenders and their actions.
The special screening of “Kun Maupay Man It Panahon” that took place last September 30 at Gateway mall was a timely platform that addressed the urgent challenges of climate change. The poignant film which starred Charo Santos and Daniel Padilla mirrored the devastating impacts of climate change thru super typhoon Yolanda that struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, and killed more than 8,000 people.
A short discussion and reflection were also held to discuss the response during the tragedy. PMPI’s Deputy Coordinator, Ms. Candy Hidalgo shared the organization’s response to the Yolanda tragedy through its transformative Project Pagbangon. A post-disaster rehabilitation and development program of the Philippine Misereor Partners (PMPI) in the Philippines, its goal was to contribute to the rehabilitation and development of a sustainable island ecosystem and a disaster resilient communities, with an empowered citizenry as key stakeholder. The program was implemented in the islands of Homonhon and Manicani in the Municipality of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Ms. Hidalgo also shared PMPI’s critical response to the environment degradation and climate crisis by lobbying for the passage of Rights of Nature bill in the country. Through the Rights of Nature bill, the ecosystems will be safeguarded and be given equal rights to life the same as human rights. This is a bold action and response to the rapid degradation of the environment and planet.
The screening and forum were made possible by the Active Vista Human Rights Festival of DAKILA, in partnership with the dedicated efforts of the Medical Action Group and the Philippine Misereor Partnership Incorporated (PMPI).