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Our Vision

Laudato Si’ as a way of life; Sustainability is the future

Living Laudato Si’ is a call to action inspired by Pope Francis’ second encyclical to come together to solve the ecological crisis that the planet faces today.

As part of the Church’s social teaching, Laudato Si’ is particularly relevant to the Catholic faithful here in the Philippines. We are Asia’s largest Catholic community, and we are one of the most dramatically affected by the environmental changes the Pope so eloquently speaks about in this encyclical.

Recognizing the urgency of the problem and the requirements of our faith, we are calling on our Catholic institutions—our parishes, our dioceses, our religious orders, our schools, our Catholic communities—to come together and make our voices heard in the most powerful way we can today.

We urge you to stop allowing your financial resources to be used to support these harmful activities. Tell the appointed stewards of your financial resources to withhold deposits, investments, and loans to institutions that are engaged in or enable the growth of businesses and ventures that harm the environment.

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Our Mission

We call on financial institutions to divest from environmentally harmful activities

“Save Earth, Save Generation” by Adrian Pacres

Our Story

Living Laudato Si’ Philippines started as an interfaith movement initiated by Catholic lay people calling on Philippine financial institutions to divest from coal-related operations and other environmentally harmful activities.

The organization was formally launched on November 7, 2018, at the Manila Cathedral on the eve of the fifth anniversary of super typhoon Yolanda’s landfall in the Philippines. It aims to empower citizens to adopt lifestyles and attitudes that  live up to the urgent need to care for our common home. It acts towards promoting sustainable development and stopping the climate crisis and degradation through collective action among people from different sectors.

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Our Inspiration

We are inspired by Pope Francis’s second encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.

We encourage people, especially the Catholic community, to proudly wave the green flag for the environment and live by the Church’s social teachings.

“Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day. Its worst impact will probably be felt by developing countries in coming decades.” Laudato Si’ 25

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This initiative is anchored towards its mandate to promote sustainable development and counter environmental degradation. It is a mirror of Pope Francis’ visions to save the earth through the strength of collective action. Hence, we must—Divest for sustainability and invest in our Common Home.

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Our Partners


In pursuit of its vision, Living Laudato Si’ Philippines works with Church Collaborators for its initiatives and activities and is also a member of several organizations.
Church Collaborators
Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
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0002 church caritas
0003 church dominicans
Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
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0006 member accc
0007 member ronph
Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
0009 member power
0010 member greenconvergence

Our Team


The LLS Secretariat team oversees the programs of the movement and manages the day to day activities of the organization. 

00 RODNE GALICHA Executive Director 1

Rodne Galicha

Executive Director

01 JL ALGO Deputy Executive Director for Programs Campaigns 1

JL Algo

Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Campaigns

02 BP. GERRY ALMINAZA Bishop Advocate 1

Bp. Gerry Alminaza

Bishop Advocate

03 JR CAJILIG Administrative Officer 1

JR Cajilig

Administrative Officer

04 JING BARRIOS Project Officer for Paralegal Local Government Engagement and Acting Human Resource Officer 1

Jing Barrios

 Project Officer for Paralegal & Local Government Engagement

Acting Human Resource Officer

05 MARK SALUDES News and Information Officer 1

Mark Saludes

News and Information Officer

06 SHEEN ORIHUELA Advocacy Officer for Local Actions Community Engagement 1

Sheen Orihuela

Advocacy Officer for Local Actions & Community Engagement

07 MICHELLE LAPIZ Strategic Communications Officer 1

Michelle Lapiz

Strategic Communications Officer

08 SHERVIN PASCUAL Creative New Media Coordinator 1

Shervin Pascual

Creative & New Media Coordinator