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Press Release 26 February 2010 Environmental activists and indigenous people under the Network Opposed to Laiban Dam (NO to Laiban Dam) held a protest action in front of the main office of Danding Cojuangco-owned San Miguel Corporation (SMC) denouncing the efforts of the company to push through with the controversial Laiban Dam project in Rizal…

Privatization is to blame for skyrocketing water prices and the inefficient water service in the country. Not to mention its ill effects on the livelihood of water district employees due to massive layoffs. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 25, July 27-August 2, 2008 Privatization is to blame for skyrocketing water…

The water crisis, whether in the Philippines or globally, is a crisis underlined by the fact that majority of the poor people have no access to water while most of the water goes to the rich. BY ARNOLD PADILLA IBON Foundation Posted by Bulatlat Environment secretary Angelo Reyes recently raised the alarm over an impending…

7 of 10 farmers are landless Seven out of 10 farmers in Southern Tagalog (a region south of Manila) are landless. Peter “Tata Pido” Gonzales, spokesperson of the Katipunan ng mga Samahan ng Magbubukid sa Timog Katagalugan (Kasama-TK, a farmers’ alliance in the region) said Jan. 21that the unprecedented increase in the number of farmers…

The broad-based Water for the People Network has warned the public, particularly Maynilad’s customers, to brace for higher water rates and poorer services from the water firm as the approval of Amendment No. 2 to its Concession Agreement with the MWSS nears. The Water for the People Network also called on the general public to…