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Our Unity for an Eco-Challenge for Change

The following is the 14-point unity statement presented by the newly-formed Eco-Challenge Coalition at a press conference in Quezon City on June 22. It was signed by 32 environmentalist groups from all over the country. With over 16 million votes garnered in the 2016 elections, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte will have a strong public support for…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Environmental activist group commends the residents of Romblon island for scoring a victory against mining. The environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment lauded the recent decision made by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the Philippine chapter of the International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS) led a program in Quezon City to remind the public of the devastation that can be wrought by nuclear power plants. The action was part of the Global Day…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Braving the summer heat, members of the environmental groups Kalikasan PNE and Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) as well as people’s organizations under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) held a colorful parade last April 19 as an early Earth Day Celebration. Participants wore colorful head-dresses atop which were various…

By Ina Alleco R. Silverio Bulatlat.com While the public is continually bombarded with reminders to save water, Malacañang is pushing for the privatization of the water industry which, critics say, will lead to higher water rates. Rodrigo Aranjuez, Water System Employees Response (WATER) national president said the public should oppose President Benigno Aquino’s plans to…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“Injustice takes place in this country on a daily basis. We suffer the loss of our loved ones who were brutally killed for defending the environment and for standing up against corruption or human rights violations; but worse, we do not have a government that supports us in our quest for justice against the perpetrators.”


Environmental activists, indigenous peoples’ leaders and human-rights advocates today lighted green lanterns to pay tribute to the 39 environmental defenders and martyrs who were victims of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. The activity, held in Bulwagang Nicanor Delos Santos in Quezon City, coincided with the commemoration of the 2nd year since the brutal killing of anti-mining and environmental activist Eliezer “Boy” Billanes in Koronadal City on March 9, 2009. (Photos courtesy of Kalikasan-PNE / bulatlat.com)

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…