“For 25 years, Oceanagold was like a never-ending storm that has lashed at us.”
“The ecological agriculture that landless farm workers have painstakingly carved out of the vast monoculture plantations of Negros sugar barons have been irrigated with blood and bullets.”
“…[t]hese potentials are being challenged by different environmentally destructive projects and interventions and intensified extraction of natural and mineral resources. Our sovereignty over our natural resources is being bastardized. “
“The ongoing barricade by the affected citizens in Nueva Vizcaya echoes the battle that we’ve been long fighting. We want them gone and be held liable for their atrocities…”
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.
Environmentalists hope government action against destructive firms will lead towards reorientation of the mining industry.
As the state of the environment under mining worsens, the people’s movement against large-scale and foreign mining will intensify.
“We hope that under President Duterte, destructive mining operations will stop because we have felt the bad effects of mining.”
“All communities in the world will be able to organize, and stop all projects that are against life.”
Environmental groups picketed the office of the Australian large-scale mining corporation as it begins its underground mining in Nueva Vizcaya.
“OceanaGold’s operations should immediately be stopped by DENR to prevent further pollution, and should immediately hold these environmental criminals accountable.” – Clemente Bautista, national coordinator of Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE)