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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com The environment is struggling for survival, and it cannot heal its wounds without our help. This was the message delivered by various environmental activist groups as they held a series of activities to call attention to the worsening destruction of the environment brought about by the irresponsible corporate activities…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com No way, no to using incinerators to solve Metro Manila’s growing garbage crisis. The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment is vehemently opposed to the proposal of Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino and Environment Secretary Ramon Paje to use incinerators to address the worsening garbage collection and…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Environmental activists expressed dismay and outrage over the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to clear former Palawan ex-governor Joel Reyes in case concerning the January 24, 2011 killing of Dr. Gerry Ortega. Marjorie Pamintuan, convenor of Task Force Justice for Environmental Defenders said that the DOJ was…

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

Press Release 28 February 2011 Environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment, College Editors Guild, League of Filipino Students and Hustiya! held a picket at the Department of Justice (DOJ) preliminary hearing on Dr. Ortega’s slay to support his family and to demand swift justice. “Justice is being delayed. Thirty four (34) days…

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.

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
The Arroyo administration will have to work extra hard to prove that it is sincere in addressing climate change and its impacts. Signing the climate-change bill into law is one thing – approving the operation of coal-fired power plants, which have been identified as one of the dirtiest power-generation methods, makes a mockery of it.

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“The dams, particularly San Roque Dam, are supposedly designed and used to control floods. However, the floodings these infrastructures have brought us prove that they were not really designed for that function. These dams just bring profit to its proponents and more harm than benefit to the people.”