In a dialogue, indigenous peoples and Moro asked Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to shut down destructive large-scale mining.
The CDRC has been calling on President Duterte to grant its request for exemption from taxes and duties for the shipment of pinewood for the shelter project as well as for a waiver in the storage fees at the Port of Cebu so that the shipment can be released soon. MANILA — As the world…
“The Duterte administration is full of contradictions, but the positive outweighs the negative.”
Environmentalists hope government action against destructive firms will lead towards reorientation of the mining industry.
Green groups call for a moratorium on coal plants, and for the country’s conversion to clean energy and nationalization of the power industry.
KALIBUTAN This solidarity statement signed by 45 different organizations across the world was delivered during the program of the ‘Eydow Tu Pakigsantuya Tu Tumindok Kane’t Caraga’, the day of struggle of the Indigenous Peoples of Caraga in reclaiming the ancestral lands of the indigenous Lumad back from the Philippine military in Surigao del Sur province.…
“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.”