Environmental Groups to Join Anti-ConAss Rally in Ayala

Hours before the “Stop Gloria’s Con-Ass” Rally, environmentalists, scientists and indigenous peoples organizations will position themselves in front of Ninoy Aquino Monument and make rounds in Ayala and Buendia Avenue. This is to urge office workers and professionals in the area to join the big mobilization today against Charter Change (Cha-cha) through Constituent Assembly (Con-ass).

“Aside from the outrageous intent of Gloria Arroyo to extend her term, the sell-out of our natural resources and lands to foreigners is another major agenda of Gloria’s Cha-cha,” said Clemente Bautista, national coordinator of the militant environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE).

“Gloria’s henchmen in Congress led by House Speaker Prospero Nograles and her son Rep. Mikey Arroyo publicly admitted that their reason to change the Constitution, in the guise that this will spur economic recovery, is to allow foreigners especially the big transnational corporations (TNCs) to own lands and exploit our resources in the country,” explained Mr. Bautista.

The exploitation of the country’s natural resources through the liberalization policies of Gloria Arroyo is one of the major issues faced directly by the indigenous peoples. “It is unthinkable how blatantly Gloria and her cronies are favoring the interests of foreign corporations and large national corporations over the interest of the majority of the Filipinos. The land and resources that they are selling are the rights that our people have been fighting for since time immemorial,” said Joan Jaime of Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP).

The group stressed that the right to patrimony and sovereignty is not only the issue of environmentalists and indigenous peoples but of the whole nation.

“We need to convince more people to join direct actions against Cha-cha and Gloria Arroyo who is the number one environmental offender. We can be assured that once Cha-cha pushes through, Pres. Arroyo and her cronies will be unstoppable in plundering our lands, displacing our communities and selling our rights to their foreign masters. To lose our natural environment and lose any chance at genuine national development is something the whole nation should not allow,” ended Bautista.

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