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For young Filipinos, future of green jobs still dim despite calls for sustainable work

For young Filipinos, future of green jobs still dim despite calls for sustainable work

Issues, The Flame Explains
by SIEGFRED ALDOUS LACERNA WHEN ANNE Parojinog first entered college as an Environmental Biology student at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, she was unsure of the path to take once she finishes her degree. But after leaving the university, she is now determined to pursue what she called an unconventional career path—to become an environmental biologist and researcher. For Parojinog, becoming a scientist can make a difference especially because not too many people are taking the same path. She believes that her future research undertakings would not simply be confined to academic journals; she can also offer these studies to aid policymakers. Parojinog, however, sees that the country might not produce enough green jobs—or those that contribute to preserving or res...