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By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – An alliance of indigenous peoples in the Cordillera region said the lifting of the moratorium on the acceptance and grant of new mining applications shows the Aquino administration’s policy on mining. Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Ramon Paje recently announced the lifting of the moratorium…

May 15, 2011 Press Release “The Environmental Heroes Award given by the administration to the six environment workers is welcome. However, awards are not enough to honor the sacrifices made by environmental defenders who were killed in the line of duty. The perpetrators should be caught and justice should be delivered,” commented green activist group…

By INA ALLECO SILVERIO
“Globally, coal and coal power plants are among the highest sources of carbon emissions. Also, coal has been identified as the leading source of air pollution and has largely contributed to the occurrences of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. We cannot comprehend why the Aquino administration is still supporting and increasing the operation of coal power plants in the country.” – Kalikasan

Letter to the Editor 16 February 2011 Mining liberalization under the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and the Mining Revitalization Program plainly promotes and implements destructive irresponsible mining. Since the implementation of the Mining Revitalization Program in 2003, there is still no existing study by the government on the devastation brought about by mining operations…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Pamalakaya, the fisherfolk group, said the government should stop “the national auction of coastal resources to multinationals and transnational corporation,” saying such a policy would worsen the impact of climate change.

By Artemio A. Dumlao By Bulatlat.com Tuba, Benguet–The environment department is blaming a Marcos decree on why townsfolk in at least six towns of La Union are still landless. These residents could only avail of the government’s Handog Titulo (Gift of Title) program if and when Presidential Proclamation 1754 known as “Reserving a Strip of…

By MARYA SALAMAT
Forming his team to set the direction of change or political payback? So far, except for Justice Sec. Leila de Lima, the Cabinet of Pres. Benigno Aquino III is a mixture of key figures in his campaign, representatives of big business, and old hands of the former Arroyo administration.

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Fifteen organizations banded together under the Environment Vote Alliance came up with its agenda that could serve as guide for voters in choosing who among the candidates are genuinely concerned about the environment. The alliance is also challenging candidates to pursue the six-point agenda if they win in the May 2010 elections.

The left-leaning fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said aggressive fund-sourcing is the ultimate motive for Environment Secretary Joselito Atienza’s current talk on rehabilitation of the Manila Bay, which the group said has never been a priority of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) since Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assumed…

The indigenous inhabitants of Baguio City, the Ibalois, remain victims of historical injustice as a colonially-inspired land system continues to deprive them of their rights to their ancestral land despite the enactment of a state law to recognize land rights by native title. BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246…

BY LISA ITO Bulatlat A four-person panel of independent experts recently scrutinized the basis of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR’s) for allowing the resumption of full commercial operations of the Lafayette mine in Rapu-Rapu, Albay and found it “unscientific, haphazard, and fraught with technical loopholes” at the very least. The panel was…