With no substantive discussion on the broad array of Oceanagold’s rights violations of commission, omission, and lack of due diligence, the hearing resulted in a sham proceeding that served as nothing but the latest stunt of Oceanagold to worm out of its track record of violations and injustices. It became their platform to call for the renewal of its Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement, which expired eight months ago and its renewal challenged precisely because of the mine’s plethora of violations.
The plight of the Tacloban 5 is but the latest case in a deepening human rights crisis faced by people working to protect their lands, the environment, and our climate. The Philippines was declared the deadliest country in the world for environmental defenders in 2019.
As with the Haran standoff and the tensions in Taliptip, state security forces were linked to at least 57 percent of the victims we recorded. It must be thus questioned why the military and other state security forces are zeroing in on these areas, with crosshairs trained at defenders. Are these really peace and order operations, or deadly investment guarantees?
Panata namin na wag magbitiw ng luha sa pagpanaw ni Anna Kapunan, huwarang maka-kalikasan, matapang na makabayan, at mapagmahal na ina, asawa, at kaibigan, dahil mahigpit na tagubilin niya sa amin na wag maging malungkot sa kanyang burol. Una naming nakilala si Anna sa isang piket sa harap ng DENR noong July 15, 2015. Kakatambak…
The peace park is an expression and integration of Karen people’s right to self-determination, natural resource management, environmental protection, and good governance.
Bibilib ka sa pagtatanggol ng PInoy sa kalikasan, sa kabila ng matinding kahirapan, lumalalang panganib para sa aktibismo, paglipana ng sandamakmak na buwitre at buwaya (pasintabi sa tunay na hayop) sa gobyernong Duterte, at tumitinding pakikialam ng mga dayuhan sa ating bansa.
Bibilib ka talaga sa mga Pinoy environmental defenders sa walang pagod at walang sawa nilang pagkilos.
Without a domestic industry processing our mining products to make our own metals, only the large corporations exporting it reap the most benefit, at the expense of the poor and the environment.
The challenge to build genuine solutions to flood risk factors should not have been new to the administration of Rodrigo Duterte. These proposals were outlined already in the 2016 People’s Agenda for Nationalist and Progressive Change, a comprehensive 100-day agenda document hand-delivered to Duterte himself.
The recent deluge delivers a chilling warning about the climate crisis. Worse, 9 years after Ondoy, the capital region’s perennial vulnerability to extreme rainfall remains.
By LEON DULCE KALIBUTAN MANILA — The vividly crass mouth of President Rodrigo Duterte supplies the perfect word to describe his administration’s environmental policy: ‘Cesspool.’ This is how Duterte described the pollution crisis in Boracay island to project a sense of urgency in his marching orders to close down the island. Duterte’s subordinates quickly went…