Once the aerotropolis is built, the hazards of the storm surfaces and high tide would be more pronounced – especially since we’re in the Philippines, a country hit by tens of typhoons a year. And this will only get worse as storms get more violent and sea levels rise due to climate change – and in fact, destroying mangrove trees release tons of carbon dioxide due stored in their soils.
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Thirty families were told to vacate the land where they have lived for decades to give way to the 576-hectare reclamation project of San Miguel Corporation.
“Thousands of fisherfolk, farmers, and rural poor who depend on fishing and coconut farming will lose their livelihoods.”
“The SMC is not only taking away our homes and livelihood but our entire community.”
“Definitely, the airport city project is a part of the government’s Destruct-Destruct-Destruct scheme that primarily caters to business interests and conveniently leaves out genuine development prospects for the people.”
“San Miguel’s P1-billion rehab is highly suspicious because it comes alongside its push for its Aerotropolis and Expressway-Dike reclamation projects across Northern Manila Bay.” — KAlikasan PNE
‘We will go hungry, die from worse flooding’ if SMC buries part of Manila Bay for land projects – fisherfolk
In August the fisherfolk also complained that some old growth mangroves in three sitios of Barangay Taliptip in Bulakan were cut down without proper permits.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The coco levy funds would only change hands, from one Cojuangco to another Cojuangco.” – KMP deputy secretary general Willy Marbella
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Philippines has the most expensive electricity rates in Asia, a study by International Energy Consultants (IEC) showed. The Philippines is also the only country with a privatized power industry and without government subsidy, according to IEC. Main Story: Epira, the culprit behind high power rates a>…
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…
BY DABET CASTANEDA Bulatlat.com Of the 601 victims of political killings in the last five years, many were felled by motorcycle-riding assasins. The Armed Forces of the Philippines claims a “purge” within the revolutionary movement is to be blamed. But human rights watch groups point to death squads formed under Oplan Bantay Laya, the Arroyo…