Day: October 6, 2011

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Resume the peace talks and discuss the damage mining companies wreak on the environment. This was the call of environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) in the aftermath of the recent successful operations of the New People’s Army (NPA) against three mining corporations…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Pambansang Lakas ng Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) and allied groups under the Resist Apeco! Defend Aurora Movement are pressing the Senate to investigate one of its own. In a symbolic protest which saw leaders of Pamalakaya “planking” on massive stones lining the breakwater area in front…

by ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY — Long-standing opposition to mining is turning out into another snag in the peace negotiations between the government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front. Conceding that the Communist Party of the Philippine (CPP) has a standing policy against “destructive mining”, prompting its armed group, the New Peoples…

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – It is bad enough that the Philippine government has been ceding to the private sector the operation of vital public services such as major highways, turning its operation into a business instead of a public service. What is also worrisome even for authors and consultants to the crafting of…