This war of suppression, directed at people who resist what government armed forces call ‘vital installations’ and ‘flagship projects,’ has always been the biggest investment guarantee that the Philippine government grants to extractive and pollutive large-scale industries.
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The attacks on environmental advocates continue under President Aquino.
“Justice is so elusive in the Philippines.”
“Instead of adequately addressing the sustainable livelihood needs of the farmers, the government trample upon the economic and human rights of the farmers. Following reports of indiscriminate firing from the military, farmers are forced to flee from their homes and sources of livelihood.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Recent Bulatlat.com articles show an alarming trend in the country and the world: the murder, harassments, and forced evacuation being committed against environmental activists and indigenous peoples. The series of articles on Lumad killings and the harassment and surveillance on an environmental activist show why the Philippines is the deadliest…
“Not doing so will only paint a picture that the capture of the Reyes brothers under Justice Secretary Leila De Lima is a mere publicity stunt.”
KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA Bulatlat.com First of two parts Second Part: Pangibabawan ang Agam-agam: Makakalikasan, mangahas makibaka! Nang lumabas ang panawagan na mag-resign si Aquino pagkatapos ng masaklap na pangyayari sa Mamasapano, isa ang Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment sa sumama at nagtambol ng makasaysayang hamong ito. Noong ika-3 ng Marso, sa ika-20 anibersaryo…