“It defines the significant roles of mining and a prosperous minerals industry in attaining a progressive, independent, industrialized and self-reliant economy.” By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat MANILA – Environment and indigenous activists challenged President Duterte and his allies in Congress to take a step further in protecting the environment, by fast-tracking the enactment of the People’s…
These so-called development projects that serve as the AFP’s loophole in their commander-in-chief’s ceasefire declaration are precisely the reasons why grassroots communities are denied of land, water, food, livelihood, and rights.
“DMCI should not only be permanently closed, but should be compelled by the DENR to provide just reparations to all aggravated communities affected by its environmental destruction and militarization. “
“ZDMC-DMCI’s shooting against the residents of Acoje is deplorable. This is an alarming spike in the continuing violation of people’s rights by the mining firm.”
“We hope that under President Duterte, destructive mining operations will stop because we have felt the bad effects of mining.”
The following is the 14-point unity statement presented by the newly-formed Eco-Challenge Coalition at a press conference in Quezon City on June 22. It was signed by 32 environmentalist groups from all over the country. With over 16 million votes garnered in the 2016 elections, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte will have a strong public support for…
A newly-formed coalition of 32 environmentalist groups “collectively challenges” incoming President Rodrigo Duterte to address major environmental problems.
CPA sees these awards as deceptive and a cover up for the worst environmental track record of LCMC and Benguet Corporation.
By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat.com MANILA – People’s scientists released their “score cards” of presidential candidates’ platform in science and technology. Administration standard bearer Mar Roxas ranked last, while Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago came out on top. The Advocates of Science and Technology for the People (Agham) based their ranking on nine key issues on Philippine science…
“The thousands of farmers will only be affirming to the government officials what they actually already know – that the extreme drought results in death not only of the crops but also the people who plant them!”
“Environmental heroes and martyrs like Kalinga chieftain Macli-ing Dulag and Calaca fisherfolk leader Erning Castillano sacrificed their lives in the struggles against these destructive projects.”