Ever since Duterte declared the longest standing COVID-19 lockdown in the world back in March 15, 2020 up to the present, we have monitored at least 555 environmental defenders who have suffered human rights abuses.
Australia wildfires seen as strong warning on the impacts of climate change
“The unprecedented Australian bush fires is the strongest warning yet that the impacts of climate change we thought we will be facing 20 or 50 years later is already a catastrophic reality today.”
The long overdue breakup: Nueva Vizcaya and Oceanagold
“For 25 years, Oceanagold was like a never-ending storm that has lashed at us.”
Nueva Vizcaya folk, environmental advocates urge gov’t to cancel Oceanagold mining license
The mining company is also under investigation by nine United Nation special rapporteurs as Kalikasan PNE and Samahang Pangkarapatan ng Katutubong Magsasaka at Manggagawa Inc. (Sapakkmmi) filed a complaint last December 27, 2018.
Peace diplomacy means growing reefs, not rockets on Spratlys – green groups tell China
“The seven military outposts of China across West Philippine Sea has put crosshairs on its various ecosystems and fishing grounds.”
Military’s claim of zero rights abuses belied
Military’s claim of zero rights abuses belied (Photo by Jhun Dantes / Bulatlat.com)
Soldiers harass residents, teachers in Compostela Valley
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“How can they say that they are for peace and development when they are terrorizing us?”
The Philippines deserves more from mining (LTE)
Letter to the Editor Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment March 11, 2012 Disclaimer | What you are reading is either a press release/ statement or a manifesto. These materials do not go through our editorial process and do not reflect our policy or position. The world is not divided between pro-mining and anti-mining camps…
‘Philippine Mining Act cannot be saved by executive order’ – environmentalists
By MARYA SALAMAT
Even if Aquino manages to get a bigger share in the mining firms’ declared profits, it would be nothing compared to the mining firms’ profits and worth of ‘plundered’ wealth.
LTE: The people decide which legitimate actions can be done to protect their rights and the environment
Letter to the Editor 14 October 2011 The Philippines has historically endured gross environmental destruction caused by mining plunder: from the recorded 1982 Maricalum mining disaster in Negros Occidental, 1996 Marcopper mine-tailings dam collapse in Marinduque, 2005 Lafayette toxic spill in Albay, to the latest 2007 TVI Pacific mine-tailings spill in Zamboanga del Norte. Likewise,…
Aquino gives go signal to deployment of CAFGUS to mining areas
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“It is very alarming that the Aquino government opts to collude with mining firms and multinationals in implementing a military solution in order to continue operations and pursue profits at the expense of our communities.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luz Ilagan