By DEE AYROSO
Tags: Laiban Dam
‘There is enough water’ – Indigenous Peoples
“The Duterte administration is exploiting the vulnerability of Metro Manila residents who are justly demanding accessible and efficient water services.”
Sampung pinakamatinding kampanya para sa kalikasan (Part 2)
Bibilib ka sa pagtatanggol ng PInoy sa kalikasan, sa kabila ng matinding kahirapan, lumalalang panganib para sa aktibismo, paglipana ng sandamakmak na buwitre at buwaya (pasintabi sa tunay na hayop) sa gobyernong Duterte, at tumitinding pakikialam ng mga dayuhan sa ating bansa.
In the Philippines, a dam struggle spans generations, inspires songs of unity for the environment
By MARYA SALAMAT This is one of the reports in a series produced by Bulatlat.com with the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) Media Fellowship. The series aims to report on linkages between gender, ecological conflicts and climate change. MANILA — Two proofs stand out today showing how long and how determined the…
‘Heed lessons of old dams’ | Groups oppose China stakes in mega-dam projects
The dam projects will flood communities, drive away residents and redirect the river’s water away from farming communities.
‘Damn the dams’ | Indigenous peoples say no to destructive energy projects
“Damming of rivers, changing their use or diverting their flow also means desecrating indigenous peoples’ ancestral lands and the loss of indigenous knowledge and culture.”
‘We will not be wiped out by dams’
The indigenous peoples in the Sierra Madre mountain range and other parts of the country are mounting opposition to the mega structures that threaten to wipe out not only their ancestral homes, but also their age-old culture and identity.
Second generation of activists continue fight against Laiban dam
“I see the need to fight because we will lose our life, our livelihood and our culture. We’re doing this for the generations to come.” Arnel delos Santos, secretary general of Balatik
Laiban Deal Setback Temporary, Group Vows Continued Opposition
PRESS STATEMENT 6 March 2010 Anti-water privatization alliance Water for the People Network (WPN) today said that the termination of the proposed P52-billion Laiban Dam is just a temporary setback for its proponents and called on all concerned sectors to remain vigilant and continue to oppose moves to revive the controversial project. The group noted…
Tribal Folk Oppose Laiban Dam Project, Slams ‘Connivance’ Between MWSS, San Miguel
By LYN V. RAMO
Katribu accused the MWSS and San Miguel of drumbeating a “water crisis” to justify the dam construction. “It misleads the public into thinking that the solution to the water crisis is to build a large dam. In doing so, it places indigenous peoples in a vulnerable position,” the group said.?
Indigenous Peoples and Environmentalists Slam Laiban Dam Project
Press Release 26 February 2010 Environmental activists and indigenous people under the Network Opposed to Laiban Dam (NO to Laiban Dam) held a protest action in front of the main office of Danding Cojuangco-owned San Miguel Corporation (SMC) denouncing the efforts of the company to push through with the controversial Laiban Dam project in Rizal…