[From the web] On the 25th Year of CARP, farmers demand justice -Kilos Ka

On the 25th Year of CARP, farmers demand justice With the theme “ Security of Land Tenure, Justice for the Farmers”, various civil society organizations- the Kilusang Maralita sa Kanayunan (KILOS KA), the Demokratikong Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (DKMP)-Lanao, the Mindanao Peoples’ Peace Movement (MPPM), and the Lanao Fisheries Advocacy Network (LFAN)- converged and launched…

[Blog] Atienza: Buhay’s dilemma by Rodne Galicha

ATIENZA: BUHAY’S DILEMMA by Rodne Galicha Buhay Hayaang Yumabong or BUHAY party-list got three seats for the next Congress as it gained victory, garnering 1,265,992 votes equivalent to 4.74 percent of the total votes cast. Buhay’s core principles are based on the Pledge of Allegiance to the Philippine Flag: for God, people, environment and country.…

[Press Release] Gina Lopez, Ms Earth runners-up join Sibuyan, Romblon Officials’ launching of Tao Muna, Hindi Mina! Campaign

Gina Lopez, Ms Earth runners-up join Sibuyan, Romblon Officials’ launching of Tao Muna, Hindi Mina! Campaign More than a thousand residents of Sibuyan Island in the province of Romblon marked Earth Day (April 22) with the rejection of mining approval and applications through a simultaneous caravan and prayers through the intercession of St. Francis of…

[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…

[In the news] Govt draws flak over Tampakan ECC as groups warn of more environmental disasters, rights violations -InterAksyon.com

Govt draws flak over Tampakan ECC as groups warn of more environmental disasters, rights violations By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com February 20, 2013 ANGELES City, Pampanga – The government is coming under fire for granting an ECC to Sagittarius Mining Inc., with senatorial candidate Migz Zubiri saying the move ‘disregards’ concerns for the environment and local…

[In the news] S.Cotabato gov snubs go-signal for Tampakan mine -RAPPLER.com

S.Cotabato gov snubs go-signal for Tampakan mine By RAPPLER.COM February 20, 2013 COTABATO, Philippines – The governor of South Cotabato province, which hosts the Tampakan copper-gold project, rejected the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued on February 19. The ECC allows Sagittarius Mining Inc. (SMI) to start…

[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…

[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…