Anna Valmero

Asian Development Bank and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation

Cleaning Up Manila's Pasig River, One Tributary at a Time

A crew of “River Warriors” patrol the waterway, pulling out trash and working with residents to dispose of waste properly.

Anna Valmero

The Long-Term Impact of a Month Without Cars

Two years after the ‘ecomobility’ festival, cars are back—but less loved—in Suwon, South Korea.

Anna Valmero

How One Manila Company Is Helping Female Entrepreneurs Modernize a Traditional Business

Sari-sari stores are ubiquitous in Philippine cities, and nearly all of them are owned by women—who are now bringing their businesses into the future.

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A Cemetery's Revival Signals 'Womb to Tomb' City Services

The coming wave of global urban growth will also produce a massive wave of urban death. This city in the Philippines has ideas for how to handle it.