The peoples organizations and the NGOs are compelled to protect the environment because the government who should have been doing it is not really doing it.
“We have to fight for our sake. We cannot just wait for them to implement land reform because they will never do it willingly.”
“It is our mission to come together and strengthen our defense of the environment in peril.“
For all that it will destroy, Kaliwa dam will only produce 600 million liters of water daily. Yet, there are many alternative sources of water such as the 1.5 billion liters of water daily if government will rehabilitate the Wawa dam. By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The government has not yet finished consulting with…
The initiative also calls attention to the preponderance of non-solutions to climate change being floated in global conferences that are supposed to find solutions.
“We are stronger together than when we are apart.”
Vast natural resources and fertile soils have long attracted foreign investment to the Philippines, yet widespread corruption and a culture of impunity for unscrupulous companies has seen the profits disappear into the pockets of a tiny elite. – Global Witness
“The ecological agriculture that landless farm workers have painstakingly carved out of the vast monoculture plantations of Negros sugar barons have been irrigated with blood and bullets.”
“Before it’s too late for our planet and for its peoples’, governments must listen to people and communities for just and equitable development.”
Farmers’ harvests this year are disappointingly smaller than before – not just in amount but in size also of the grains itself.
Since 2017 peasants and peasant women in Northern Samar have complained of extra-judicial killings, military encampment in public schools and in barangays, forcible mass evacuation affecting 2,423 victims, illegal arrest and detention, series of aerial bombing, psywar and surveillance, destruction of properties, sexual harassment and others.