November 22, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Group blasts Agus-Pulangi hydro plants privatization

By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today DAVAO CITY — Advocates in Lanao del Sur blasted the proposed privatization of Agus-Pulangi hydropower plants in Mindanao by 2017. “The privatization plan lacks proper consultation and approval from the people of Lanao del Sur,” says Drieza A. Lininding, convenor of Ranaw Movement. Lininding said “For decades, the excessive

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

‘The forest lives on’ : Slain botanist’s legacy blooms amid 4 years of injustice

“Leonard Co believed that if only we can see the wealth of the Philippines, the plants, we would love our country even more.”

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Manila residents express solidarity with Yolanda survivors

MANILA — Environmental advocates, climate activists, breastfeeding mothers and artists joined together in marking the first anniversary of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan). Organized by environmental group Kalikasan PNE, the activities at the Quezon City Memorial Circle,...

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Address climate change, gov’t urged

“We are no longer vulnerable, we are already suffering from climate change.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

One year after Haiyan, government recovery efforts ‘slow, pathetic’

“One year after, thousands of our kababayans in Yolanda-hit areas find it difficult to recover from the tragedy, receiving little or no aid from government. They remain insecure in their temporary shelter and have no means for...

Friday, November 7th, 2014

‘Fighting climate change means changing the system’

Instead of taking action to bring down their GHG emissions, these developed countries are even “blurring the line” between themselves and the developing countries, by putting the weight of responsibility equally to all.

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Investigating mining pollution and plunder in Nueva Vizcaya

By Karl Begnotea 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...

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!

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