April 18, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Green groups warn of more environmental damage due to increase in US military presence

Until now, the Obama administration has not yet responded to the Supreme Court order to explain the US side on the Tubbataha incident. This shows “the US government’s disrespect for our justice system and its indifference on how we assert our sovereignty.”

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

‘Hypocritical No Build Zone Policy evicts poor for the rich’

“The No Build Policy arbitrarily bans dwellings within prohibited zones without social acceptability, feasible relocation, and livelihood alternatives presented to the displaced families.” – Clemente Bautista, Kalikasan PNE

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Yolanda survivors depict their sufferings under Aquino administation

“If the Aquino government is indeed worried only of our safety, how come they are allowing big business and foreign investors to construct infrastructures right where our loved ones died during Yolanda? Why are the mining and...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

18 years after Marcopper minespill, Marinduqueños still thirsting for justice

In 2005, the local government of Marinduque filed a case against Placer Dome in the United States. Last year, its new owner Barrick Gold offered a US$ 20-million settlement with a condition that the petitioners, including Philippine...

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Amid climate change concerns, Aboitiz’s new coal-fired plant in Mindanao set to double capacity

'There is no such thing as clean coal, coal is still coal.'

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Dam project threatens Sierra Madre – Laguna folk

The Sierra Madre Water Corporation plans to create a “multi-river hydropower cum bulk water” that would divert water and alter the five natural rivers flowing from the Sierra Madre mountain range all the way to Lamon Bay.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

‘19 years of Mining Act enriched mining TNCS, but endangered the people’

The 19th anniversary of the passage of RA 7942 or Mining Act of 1995 was “greeted” with nationally-coordinated protest actions across the Philippines. The day was dubbed as Green Flag Day, and protesters launched their call for...

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Visiting UK parliamentarian reports ‘sad, frustrating’ 100 days after Haiyan

“Everywhere else in the world, when there is disaster, people ask for food. But in the Philippines, farmers are asking for seeds! The fiherfolks are asking for boats! They don’t want to depend forever on foreign support....

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Yolanda survivors initially barred from submitting petition to Malacañang

“Why is it that President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III could personally welcome (there) an accused person like Janet Lim Napoles, but not the representatives of Yolanda victims who only tried to bring a petition signed by 17,585...

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

After Typhoon Haiyan, survivors decry Aquino’s ‘profit driven reconstruction program’

“The Aquino government should have asked what the survivors feel, what is their way of life, what they really need.”

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

100 days post-Yolanda: Survivors ask Aquino to release aid, direct rehab to people & livelihood

“The Aquino government had enough time in the past three months to attend to the peoples’ basic needs. The fact that the people of Eastern Visayas are still demanding for food, livelihood, housing and social services...

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