[In the news] DENR vows to enforce environmental laws, regulations aggressively this year -Manila Bulletin

DENR vows to enforce environmental laws, regulations aggressively this year The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to be more aggressive in enforcing environmental laws and regulations in 2019 to sustain the momentum generated by the rehabilitation of Boracay Island and other accomplishments of the agency last year. “This year, I hope…

[Statement] ATM Statement on recent DENR positions on mining

ATM Statement on recent DENR positions on mining July 13, 2016 ATM welcomes the pronouncements of DENR Sec. Gina Lopez on mining issues.  Particularly, we support the moves to immediately conduct an audit of all mining project, a moratorium on mining applications, and her personal position against open-pit mining.  Our alliance also believes that Sec.…

[Statement] A betrayal to Mindoro -ATM

A BETRAYAL TO MINDORO Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), a coalition of more than a hundred environmental advocates and organizations along with the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines-National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA) and Alyansa Laban sa Mina (ALAMIN), a Mindoro-based people’s organization against mining, express their frustration and utmost disappointment with the reinstatement of…

[Press Release] STOP COALporate GREED! Protect the ENVIRONMENT! -PMCJ

DENR ACT ACCORDING TO YOUR MANDATE STOP COALporate GREED! Protect the ENVIRONMENT! Climate activists trooped to the Department of Energy and Natural Resources (DENR) office to observe World Environment Day. Led by Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), the group demanded DENR to stop supporting coal projects and issuing new environmental compliance certificate (ECCs)for a…

[Press Release] Groups Condemn Government for Awarding ECC of SMI/Xtrata -PMCJ

Groups Condemn Government for Awarding ECC of SMI/Xtrata: TAMPAKAN MINING WILL WORSEN CLIMATE RISK IN MINDANAO In a recent development that will worsen the vulnerability of the country, particularly Mindanao, climate justice and environmental groups strongly denounce the P-Noy Administration for recently awarding the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) of SMI/Xtrata and pursuing the construction of…

[In the news] DENR-12 closes down 13 mini sawmills -MindaNews

MindaNews » DENR-12 closes down 13 mini sawmills. By Allen V. Estabillo, MindaNews August 4, 2012 GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/2 Aug) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has closed down 13 mini sawmills or wood processing plants in Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region for violation of various environmental laws and regulations.…

[In the news] Hearings vs SM set March 15 | Sun.Star

Hearings vs SM set March 15 | Sun.Star. By JM Agreda March 1, 2012 DEVELOPMENT plans of SM Baguio will be further delayed after the court suspended the hearing of a civil case for injunction leading to a Temporary Environment Protection Order case against the mall. Regional Trial Court Branch 5 Judge Antonio Estevez suspended…

[in the news] DENR chief pushing Metro Manila-wide plastics ban soon -InterAksyon.com

DENR chief pushing Metro Manila-wide plastics ban soon Philippine News Agency February 5, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje is looking forward to a Metro Manila-wide ban on plastics soon, noting more local government units (LGUs) already started the ground work of preparing ordinances prohibiting such non-biodegradable…

[In the news] Protect environment, activists tell government | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online

Protect environment, activists tell government | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online. By ELLALYN B. DE VERA, The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online January 25, 2012   MANILA, Philippines — Climate justice advocates appealed to the government to stop destructive activities that directly affect the environment as they commemorated Wednesday the 40th day of the devastation wrought…

[Petition] Stop the cutting/uprooting of trees at SM Baguio – Cordillera Ecological Center (PINE TREE)

Target: Pres. Benigno Aquino 111, Sec. Nereus “Neric” Acosta, Sec. Ramon Paje Region: Philippines Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Cordillera.Ecological.Cen… Background (Preamble): The SM Development Corp (SMDC) is set to cut 43 fully grown Alnus japonica trees while also intending to uproot 97 growing pine trees (Pinus kesiya) and 42 saplings virtually sentencing to death a total of…

[In the news] ARMM, DENR ink reforestation pact – INQUIRER.net

ARMM, DENR ink reforestation pact By Kristine L. Alave Philippine Daily Inquirer January 10th, 2012  In the aftermath of Tropical Storm “Sendong,” the national government and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have agreed to reforest some 2,500 hectares of denuded land in the ARMM, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has…