By DONDON AGATON
Month: January 2015
Aussie environmentalist in solidarity mission to mining-affected communities
A green activist from Australia joins investigative missions in areas affected by operations of Australian mining companies in the Philippines.
Green groups to DENR: ‘Respect Nueva Vizcaya’s ban on open-pit mining’
“The DENR should respect the political will of the frontline communities who have borne the brunt of OceanaGold and FCF Minerals’ pollutive and destructive operations.”
Aquino, US government blamed for Maguindanao clash
The hunt for terror suspects, which resulted in the deadly clashes in Maguindanao, was suspiciously timed with the congressional deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.
Benguet flower growers seek help against extortion
By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Cut flower growers of Alno village in this capital town sought the intervention of the town council to curb the abusive extortion practice of some traffic enforcers along the national highways. Officers and members of the Alno Cut Flower Growers Association who were at the La Trinindad…
SM’s tree cutting draws ire from Baguio residents
The expansion of the giant mall is detrimental not just to the environment but to local businesses as well.
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
Ni JESSIE RAYMUNDO Bulatlat.com tirik ang haring araw tumatagaktak ang pawis sa lahat ng singit ng kanyang katawan dama niya ang init na tila apoy na tumutunaw ng laman ngunit di ito alintana ng kanyang murang isipan binuhat, ang dalawang berdeng baldeng puno ng tubig alat binuhat, nadama niya ang matinding bigat sa kanyang mga…
28 years | Remembering the Mendiola Massacre
“Comrades, have the massacres, killings and land grabbing stopped?” peasant leader Rafael Mariano asked. The crowd gave a resounding no.
The Pope and climate change
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Most observers are likely to agree that the visit of Pope Francis has reinvigorated the faith of the millions of Catholics in the only predominantly Christian country in Asia. But that visit was also an expression and in furtherance of the Pope’s commitment to the defense of…