These companies represent the last link in the global supply chain between Philippine natural resources and foreign markets. Meanwhile, Filipinos are kept out of any profits and instead get grief, disease, and harassment thrown their way.
By POM CAHILOG-VILLANUEVA
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.
“Justice is so elusive in the Philippines.”
“Palawan has 17 key biodiversity areas, two World Heritage sites, and virtually the whole province – consisting of 1,780 islands – is a virtual protected area, protected by so many laws.”
“Congress should probe into how a pollutive coal-fired power plant was approved despite the copious lack of social acceptability and extensive environmental risks.”
“The Filipino people must demonstrate on World Environment Day our commitment to protect our natural heritage and ecology by opposing DMCI’s coal-fired power plant in the globally-renowned ecological treasure that is the province of Palawan.”
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Environmental groups are pointing an accusing finger at irresponsible mining operators for the worsening state of the Palawan river. According to the Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE-Japan) and the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE), nickel mining operations in Palawan Island is to blame for the…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The cancellation of mining applications is not enough to save Palawan from environmental destruction. This was the stand of activist environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment in reaction to Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s recent announcement that the government will cancel more than 300 mining applications…
Press Statement 2 February 2011 Kalikasan PNE joins the family of Dr. Gerry Ortega, the bishops of Palawan and the thousands of Palawenos in mourning as he was laid to his final resting place. A veterinarian, broadcaster, and an environmentalist, Dr. Ortega is respected and loved by the people of Palawan. He tirelessly worked with…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
Environmentalists and Palawan leaders praise Dr. Gerry Ortega’s contribution to efforts to protect the environment and help the poor and marginalized.