Category: Environment

#ReclaimLumadLand: Continue the Lianga Martyrs’ struggle for land, environment, and justice!

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.…

Progressive solons file people’s mining bill in Congress

“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…

Our Unity for an Eco-Challenge for Change

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…

People’s scientists give Mar zero on science and tech

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…