October 24, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Investigating mining pollution and plunder in Nueva Vizcaya

By Karl Begnotea Bulatlat.com The abundant natural resources and biologically diverse ecosystems of the province of Nueva Vizcaya, known as the Watershed Haven of Cagayan Valley, are greatly imperiled by foreign large-scale mining and militarization. I witnessed this environmental disaster slowly unfolding as part of an Environmental Investigative Mission (EIM) last April 2014, along with

Monday, September 29th, 2014

‘Edca soft-launch’ | Environmentalists, solon blast joint Ph-US naval exercises

Environmentalists and lawmakers denounce the presence of the US Navy warships and the PH-US war games as “threat to sovereignty and security as well as to the environment.”

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

‘People’s Climate March’ | Environmentalists troop to Mendiola

“The Aquino government is condemning us to a future of chronic extreme vulnerability to typhoons, storm surges, and other climate change-aggravated hazards failing in its mandates both in climate change adaptation and mitigation.” – Leon Dulce, campaign...

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Sun, coal and Quinocol river

DAVAO City — For decades, the Tausug fisherfolk here in Barangay Inawayan, Toril spread their nets on the Quinocol river, always expecting the river to yield food for their families. But things are not quite settling now,...

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Pork destroys environment, peoples’ livelihood – green groups

“The billions in people’s funds that will be freed up by the abolition of the corrupt pork barrel system should be rechanneled towards environmental protection, social services, and disaster and climate resiliency.” – ENAP Corruption!

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Drilon’s DAP for pet dam project spurs formation of anti-pork alliance

“The Jalaur Dam is one of the pet projects, if not milking cows, of Senate President Franklin Drilon, one of Aquino’s leading allies.” – Environmental Network against Pork Barrel and Corruption

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Gov’t solution to cocolisap could be deadly to coconut industry, environment

Instead of using sustainable solutions, government is taking the quick and toxic solution to the cocolisap infestation. Peasant groups smell corruption and agri-TNCs interests.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Save Manila Bay alliance warns of worse flooding due to reclamation

Its impact is long-term – once tons upon tons of soil are dumped into the sea, the loss of marine life and ecological balance cannot be immediately replaced – and the resultant flooding through water level rise...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

NPA admits 14 fatalities in simultaneous anti-private army attacks

'Philippine government encourages the existence of private armies as these serve its interest for counterrevolutionary purposes.' - Maria Malaya, NDF Northern Mindanao

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Open-pit mining consultation marred with reported harassment

A leader of a small-scale miners group complained that Army troops have harassed him to keep him out of a public consultation on open-pit mining operations.

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Pagpupugay sa mga abogado ng bayan

Sa pagdami ng mga abogado ng bayan, tiyak na mas maraming kaso tayong maisasampa sa korte upang makatulong sa mga kampanya o ipinaglalaban ng masa.

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