MANILA – In Batangas and Nueva Vizcaya, some communities live in fear these days of aerial bombing and military persecution just because they happen to live atop or near resource-rich lands which mining companies want to exploit. In a forum hosted by the Miriam College Environmental Studies Institute Monday, advocates for the environment discussed what…
Despite the environmental degradation plantations cause and the harmful toxic chemicals they use, their proclivity for land grabbing and the low wages they pay, the Duterte administration has allocated another 1.6 million hectares for the expansion of plantations.
A reclamation project threatens to bring loss of livelihood and homes to Navotas fisherfolk.
“The people are fed up with the killings and continuing plunder of the country’s resources.”
They may be in need of help from the government, but displacing them from their homes and stripping them off of their livelihoods to give way to foreign investors are the last kind of “help” they could hope for.
‘Duterte’s continuing diatribes against mining oligarchs and other environmental plunderers should lead to the investigation of corporate interests that have benefited from militarization.’
Donald Trump’s ‘Paris Pullout’ was not the first time the US backed out of international climate accords.
Mining companies comprise some of the biggest landgrabbers.
Gina Lopez’s rejection as DENR Secretary by the Commission on Appointments shows how destructive industries continue to hold Philippine lawmakers by their necks.
“Trump, as president of the number one GHG emitter, is defending the corporate interests of dirty corporations.”
Although the global march is united on climate change issues, Feny Cosico of AGHAM explained that in joining that march, it’s also the responsibility of scientists here in the Philippines to show the context of science and technology in this country.