The fisherfolk themselves fear that they will lose their livelihood. Why is DENR invalidating this concern? Reclaiming the coasts of Cavite to make way for big business will involve not only the demolition of illegal structures but even those owned by licensed owners. Eventually, the fisherfolk will be at the disadvantage.
DENR questioned on ‘highly irregular’ environmental clearance for Kaliwa Dam
For all that it will destroy, Kaliwa dam will only produce 600 million liters of water daily. Yet, there are many alternative sources of water such as the 1.5 billion liters of water daily if government will rehabilitate the Wawa dam. By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The government has not yet finished consulting with…
Tributes pour for ‘rare ally,’ environment defender Gina Lopez
“Gina remains as the sole proof that meaningful change can be done through unabashed political will at the helm of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. We may never see someone who can unite the entire country in a rallying cry to save the environment the way Gina did ever again.”
The passion of Gina Lopez
LETTER TO THE EDITOR The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) extends its highest commendation to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Gina Lopez for her past 10 months of pursuing fearless and progressive environmental reforms under the rallying cry of social justice. Lopez was clearly a victim of the pervading…
Probe trapos, mining plunderers in CA — green groups
Gina Lopez’s rejection as DENR Secretary by the Commission on Appointments shows how destructive industries continue to hold Philippine lawmakers by their necks.
DENR Sec Lopez gets praises, more tips on defending watershed, environment
“Maintaining healthy watersheds in these areas will guarantee that our population will have adequate, clean and safe water supply for irrigation and domestic water needs.”
Tondo residents, green group call for end to coal stockpiling
Tondo residents and environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) held a protest in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Feb. 19, demanding the closure of RockEnergy coal stockpiling operation in Port Area, Tondo Manila City. RockEnergy International a company that ventures in bulk logistics services, coal…
Groups question motives of Aquino government in granting permit to SMI-Xstrata mining
By MARYA SALAMAT
A threat to life and the environment; a green light to more human rights violations; a case of bullying by the national government on the local government, which banned open pit mining; and most likely, a case of high-stakes corruption. This is how progressive groups describe the granting of an ECC to SMI-Xstrata.
DENR hand in degrading environment, human rights as dirty as the military’s – IP and green groups
By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Aquino government alternately blames the devastating landslide in Compostela Valley on illegal logging and small-scale miners. But illegal logging operations would not prosper without the connivance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Rolando Florencio, chairman of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas in the province of Compostela…
Baguio residents protest mall’s plan to cut trees
By ALDWIN QUITASOL and ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – Residents of this highland city lambasted the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for issuing a permit to mall giant SM to cut down 182 trees at the Luneta Hill to give way to a pay parking lot. A clearance signed by…
Prometheus Bound: Remembrance and resistance
By Frances Quimpo The history of protecting the Philippine environment and the country’s natural resources is a history of resistance: stories of valiant struggle and often untold sacrifices by people and communities to protect their lands, mountains, rivers, and seas from the threat of plunder for profit. In order to recognize the valiant struggles of…