[Press Release] Groups challenge electoral candidates to heed victims’ call to stop destructive mining in PH -Tao Muna Hindi Mina

Groups challenge electoral candidates to heed victims’ call to stop destructive mining in PH Demand human rights be top priority over environmental destruction Quezon City – Today, 200-strong activists from church, human rights, and environment groups launched the campaign in celebration of Earth Day and in time for the May elections to remind the mid-term…

[Events] Hundreds gather to protest mining all over the country -ATM

Hundreds gather to protest mining all over the country Local groups stage candle lighting and prayers against mining projects Quezon City—Hundreds of protesters from mining-affected communities throughout the country gathered over the weekend to condemn the negative impacts of large-scale mining and the decision of national agencies allowing for the aggressive promotion of mining in…

[In the news] Opol mayor lauds raid vs illegal miners -MindaNews

MindaNews » Opol mayor lauds raid vs illegal miners. By Erwin Mascariñas March 1, 2012 OPOL, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/29 February) – Mayor Dexter B. Yasay lauded the raid against illegal miners operating along the Iponan River of this town last Tuesday, saying the drive will be even more fruitful now that his undermanned police force…

[In the news] Move to revoke mining exploration permits in CDO, Iligan lauded -InterAksyon.com

Move to revoke mining exploration permits in CDO, Iligan lauded by Cong Corrales, InterAksyon.com February 21, 2012 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Anti-mining advocates here lauded the unexpected but “long overdue” resolution of the Regional Development Council 10 urging the Mine and Geosciences Bureau to revoke all mining exploration permits in the uplands of…

[In the news] 2 Northern Mindanao senators back green bills | Sun.Star

2 Northern Mindanao senators back green bills | Sun.Star. February 21, 2012 MINDANAOAN Senators Aquilino Pimentel III and Teofisto Guingona III said Saturday they will support the pending house bills and resolutions on environmental protection and rehabilitation of Sendong-devastated areas. The bills are filed by Cagayan de Oro Representatives Rufus Rodriguez (2nd district) and Maximo…

[In the news] Authorities alarmed over illegal hydraulic mining in CDO’s mountains -MindaNews.com

MindaNews » Authorities alarmed over illegal hydraulic mining in CDO’s mountains. By Froilan Gallardo, MindaNews.com February 10, 2012 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/9 February) – In the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong, the rampant illegal hydraulic mining along the Iponan River in this city and neighboring town of Opol in Misamis Oriental has become the centerpiece…

[In the news] Video showing sea rescue of Iligan flood survivors spreads online, touches viewers- InterAksyon.com

Video showing sea rescue of Iligan flood survivors spreads online, touches viewers InterAksyon.com A nine-minute video clip showing crewmen of a chartered ship plucking eight survivors of the deadly flashfloods that struck Iligan City has been spreading on the Internet as touched viewers share the footage on social networks. A note accompanying the video, uploaded…

[Announcement] TDC’s relief & fund drive to assist the teachers of Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro and the communities in those cities that were affected by typhoon Sendong

ADVISORY December 21, 2011 TABANG ILIGAN! TDC’s relief & fund drive to assist the teachers of Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro and the communities in those cities that were affected by typhoon Sendong. Initial reports say that 210 teachers of Iligan were heavily affected by the flooding or their houses were washed out by…

[In the news] Sendong death toll nears 1000, more than double Ondoy fatalities – www.gmanetwork.com

Sendong death toll nears 1000, more than double Ondoy fatalities (Updated 9:07 a.m.) The number of fatalities from Tropical Storm Sendong (international codename Washi) threatened to breach the 1,000 mark early Tuesday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday morning before the scheduled visit of President Benigno Aquino III. In its…

[Blogger] Human Hostility on Homosexuality

by Rod Rivera Dekonztruktschon Human society is a network of interconnected social elements, with organic beings that interact for its preservation and advancement. Culture, religion, politics and economics play as environmental frames in running social affairs, in promoting citizens’ welfare, in keeping order and in instilling a sort of moral fibre to hold everything together…