[Press Release] Envi groups launch week-long solidarity action against COMP international mining conference 2014 -ATM

Envi groups launch week-long solidarity action against COMP international mining conference 2014 Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) and various Civil Society Organizations held a press conference on September 12, Friday to formally announce to the public the start of the groups’ nationwide campaign against irresponsible and destructive mining in the country. The press conference with the…

[Blog] Brown water, black sand: MacArthur, Leyte’s struggle against mining, Yolanda, and climate change. By Denise M. Fontanilla

Brown water, black sand MacArthur, Leyte’s struggle against mining, Yolanda, and climate change Text and photos by Denise M. Fontanilla I recently spent eight days in eastern Visayas, the region where typhoon Yolanda first passed through on November 8, 2013, almost ten months ago. Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM, or Alliance Against Mining) invited the civil…

[Press Release] Communities demand consultation on government push for new coal powerplants -PMCJ

Communities demand consultation on government push for new coal powerplants Davao City – “There was no consultation in our community, there is no social acceptance of coal powerplant.“—This is only one of the many concerns of coal-affected communities and electric cooperatives who are currenlty attending the National Peoples Conference on Coal and Renewable Energy. “The…

[From the web] Climate change and human health — a glimpse of history repeating itself -www.healthresearch.ph

Climate change and human health — a glimpse of history repeating itself by dhet173 September 2, 2013 The human race have long experienced the wrath of nature. The ancient Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Mayans and European populations among other primeval inhabitants during the four centuries of the Little Ice Age were all distressed by nature’s climatic cycles.…

[Press Release] Kiblawan mayor confirms Sagittarius Mines link to escalating militarization in Tampakan -ATM

Kiblawan mayor confirms Sagittarius Mines link to escalating militarization in Tampakan Says military receives subsidy for allowance and operations Koronadal City – Kiblawan Mayor Marivic Diamante disclosed that Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) is actually providing funds for the allowance and operations of the military and paramilitary groups within the towns of Kiblawan, Tampacan, Columbio, all…

[Blog] Climate hypocrites by Rodne R. Galicha

Climate hypocrites by Rodne R. Galicha While the Philippine government advances in climate negotiations at international gatherings, plausible as it may, communities continue to suffer development aggressions resulting to a series of disasters fueled by the climate crisis. The Climate Change Commission (CCC) chaired by no less than President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has been…

[Press Release] Romblonanons pass Environment and Natural Resources Code -ATM

Romblonanons pass Environment and Natural Resources Code Mining identified as crucial environmental concern On Monday, February 11, the Provincial Council of Romblon passed its Environment and Natural Resources Code that intends to legislate measures to protect and conserve its environment and natural resources, specifically on destructive industries such as mining and logging. Gov. Eduardo Firmalo…

[In the news] Philippines among countries extremely vulnerable to climate change impact – consulting firm -InterAksyon.com

Philippines among countries extremely vulnerable to climate change impact – consulting firm By Bong D. Fabe, InterAksyon.com October 4, 2012 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The Philippines is among the countries with the fastest growing populations that are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to the latest release of Maplecroft‘s Climate…

Asian Human Rights Commission

[Urgent Alert] Floods caused by torrential rains threaten food security of fishermen and urban poor in CALABARZON -AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION — HUNGER ALERT PROGRAMME Hunger Alert Case: AHRC-HAC-005-2012 August 28, 2012 —————————— PHILIPPINES: Floods caused by torrential rains threaten food security of fishermen and urban poor in CALABARZON ISSUES: Environmental protection, Impunity, Land rights, Poverty & adequate standard of living, Right to food, Right to health, Rule of law —————————– Dear…

[Press Release] Romblon LGU rejects another mining application, Asserts provisions in P-Noy’s mining policy -ATM

Romblon LGU rejects another mining application Asserts provisions in P-Noy’s mining policy San Fernando, Romblon – Municipality of San Fernando in Sibuyan, Romblon will not participate in any process pertaining to the application for Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) of Fil-China Mining Development Corporation, said Mayor Dindo C. Rios. In a letter dated last August…

[Event] Book Launch of Philippine Native Trees 101

Book Launch of Philippine Native Trees 101 August 15, 2012 5:30 p.m. Forbes Park Pavilion Makati City This book is published by Green Convergence (GC) and Hortica Filipina (HF), the GC member focused on the promotion of planting native trees. It features 108 native trees and their botanical information, each accompanied by beautiful pictures and a…