The enterprising urban citizen from Rizal

Standing at just a little over five feet tall, Manuel Abinales is an unassuming figure — especially against the backdrop of climate smart initiatives he’s spearheaded for the residents of his urban community near metropolitan Manila.

About the author

  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.