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.”
“The environmental crimes committed during the dictatorship are bound to happen again if Bongbong Marcos gets one step closer to Malacañang.”
“Senator Miriam Santiago is the breakaway ‘greenest’ candidate…Administration bet Mar Roxas is by far the ‘meanest’.”
The Green Vote campaign scrutinizes the vice presidentiables’ records and stands on key and urgent environmental issues that need to be addressed.
“Prince Albert, US sovereignty is apparently above Philippines’ environmental laws.”
“Despite its claim of world-class mining operation, Benguet Corporation left permanent destruction and scars on the surface and beneath the earth.”