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Greenpeace’s Von Hernandez among the top 20 most trusted Filipinos by Chuck Baclagon
March 3, 2010, 10:08 am
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“It’s an honour to receive the recognition and trust of the people in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change. The work to protect and conserve our fragile environment never stops. We cannot afford to give up fighting for our future” - Von Hernandez

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Executive Director Von Hernandez is among the top 20 most trusted Filipinos, according to poll results recently presented by the magazine Reader’s Digest this week.  The nationwide survey is the first Asian Reader’s Digest Trust Poll which asked respondents to rate 80 influential Filipino personalities on their trustworthiness. The list included celebrities, artists, scientists, philantrophists, journalists and politicians.

The ranking, which placed Von on the 18th spot, is the latest recognition given to one of Asia’s leading environmental activists. Von was hailed as one of Time Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment in 2007. In 2003 he received the Goldman Environmental—the Nobel Prize equivalent for grass-roots environmentalists—for his work against
waste and incineration.

Von started working with Greenpeace International in 1995 as coordinator for the environmental group’s toxics campaign in Asia.  As an environmental activist of more than fifteen years he has initiated a number of environmental campaigns and projects in the Philippines such as the campaign for the rehabilitation of  the Pasig River, and the crusade to clean-up toxic contaminated sites in the former US military bases in Clark and Subic. He is also a founder and key driver of various environmental initiatives and coalitions both at the national and international levels including the Global Anti-Incineration Alliance (GAIA), Waste Not Asia,  Lakbay Kalikasan, the Ecowaste Coalition, the Sagip Pasig Movement, and the People’s Task Force for Bases Clean-up.

Since 2008, Von has been at the helm of Greenpeace Southeast Asia, steering the environment group in its work to campaign for solutions to climate change, protect the region’s ancient forests, eliminate water pollution, and promote sustainable agriculture.

Lea Guerrero

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Thanks for the update! Now is the time to conserve and protect our water sewerage.

Comment by Hyros Dela Cruz

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I’m Rachel, a High School teacher at M. Marcos Mem. HS. Adviser of YES.O Youth 4 Envt in Schools Org.

Comment by rachel baldonado

Hi Von,
We’ve met at the National Conference in Solid Waste Mgmt at PICC April 14-15, 2003. I remember how Tita Odette Alcantara used to call you anak.
Right now, I have adopted an Eco Garden in our school. I need sponsors for this project. How can you help me? Since Tita “O” left us already. And I want it done before Earth Day. Thank you so much.

Comment by rachel baldonado

Hi Rachel,

Thanks for getting in touch, we really appreciate it. Apologies for the delayed response, we asked Von to respond to your comment anyways he said that with regards to your request it would be best if you could get in touch with Mr. Voltaire Alferez, the Executive Director of the
Earth Day Network Philippines as they’re the ones who are in the best position to help you out in your request you can contact him at this email address —>

Comment by Chuck Baclagon

Hi.. I’m just wondering how I could join this org.
can anyone tell/help me?
do greenpeace have an office in the Philippines?

Comment by Jamaica Ona

hi Jamaica,
Yes there’s an office here in Manila see this link for more information on volunteering
and on contacting us

Comment by Chuck Baclagon

Pretty interesting site you’ve got here. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

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Comment by Joan Benedict

please help me contact this person. i would like to get him as a speaker for a symposium regarding environmental issues and campaigns.

if you could help me, please email me at..


Comment by aivee tesorero

Hi, I am a grade 2 teacher and I am very interested in meeting Mr. Von Hernandez together with my class because we are currently studying the concept of sustainability. I would like to know where I could contact him. I hope you can help.

Comment by Rizza Nowelle Angeles

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