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Environment secretary urged to suspend Manila Bay ‘beach nourishment’ project

BY AARON MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA– Fisherfolk group Pamalakaya urged on Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu to suspend “beach nourishment” project in Manila Bay following his suspension order for two mining firms involved in the extraction and processing of dolomite in Alcoy, Cebu. Pamalakaya called it “absurd” that while the mining projects involved in production…

Fisherfolk tells Tourism Dept: ‘Hands off Gigantes Islands’

MANILA — The fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA-Pilipinas) slammed today the Department of Tourism (DOT) for citing the Gigantes Islands in Iloilo province for closure. On July 10, Director Helen Catalba of Department of Tourism (DOT) recommended the temporary closure of the establishments catering to the tourists visiting the island.…

Groups protest continuing invasion of China in West Philippine Sea

MANILA — Multisectoral groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) trooped in front of the Chinese Consulate in Makita on Feb. 10 to denounce the continuing invasion of the West Philippine Sea. China was reportedly building an airtstrip in the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise. Progressive groups criticized the government for not protesting…