[In the news] Agri, fishery groups cheer, jeer poll results -INQUIRER.net

The result of the country’s national elections, which could spell a stronger administration push for federalism and other controversial policies, drew mixed reactions from agriculture and mining groups. Promining organizations chose to tiptoe around the poll results, while activist groups expressed dismay over the dominance of “convicted plunderers” and “political lackeys” in the winning circle…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Urges COMELEC-Authorized Agencies to Step Up Removal of Illegal Election Campaign Materials -EcoWaste Coalition

5 May 2019, Quezon City. The zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition urged all agencies duly deputized by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to intensify the ongoing drive against illegal election campaign materials. “As the campaign for the midterm polls enters the final stretch, we can expect more candidates and parties to step up their…

[Press Release] Groups Welcome Canada’s Offer to Take Back Trash, Calls for Transparency to Ensure Nation’s Interest is Served Well -EcoWaste Coalition

3 May 2019, Quezon City. Environmental health and justice groups have welcomed Canada’s offer to get their garbage in the Philippines re-exported to its origin. As reported yesterday by the Canadian media, the government of Canada has sent “a formal offer” to the government of the Philippines to have the illegal garbage shipments that arrived…

[In the news] Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction -CNN Philippines

Residents, including tribe, oppose China-funded Kaliwa Dam construction Residents including an indigenous group living near the site of China-funded Kaliwa Dam in Infanta, Quezon said Thursday they are strongly opposing the project. Members of the Dumagat tribe residing at the foot of Sierra Madre mountains in Tanay, Rizal fear that they may lose their ancestral…

[In the news] Green Scorecard to keep tabs on environment policies -PhilStar.com

Green Scorecard to keep tabs on environment policies A coalition of environmental groups launched Tuesday its “Green Scorecard” for the 2019 elections, aimed at raising awareness of the voting public on the proposed environmental policies of senatorial candidates. “Green Thumb Coalition’s Green Scorecard aims to bring forth environmental issues at the center stage of electoral…

[Press Release] Duterte administration weighed on environmental issues -Green Thumb Coalition

Duterte administration weighed on environmental issues A coalition of environmental advocacy organizations launched today its “Green Scorecard” for the 2019 elections, aimed at raising awareness of the voting public on the proposed environmental policies of senatorial candidates. “Green Thumb Coalition’s Green Scorecard aims to bring forth environmental issues at the center stage of the electoral…

[Press Release] Small fishers call for pro-people rehabilitation of Manila bay -Focus on the Global South

Small fishers call for pro-people rehabilitation of Manila bay The Duterte administration’s rehabilitation of Manila Bay is set to begin on 27 January but a group of municipal fishers around the bay are decrying the lack of community involvement in the P47 billion clean up, and are demanding a more pro-people rehabilitation plan. “The government’s…

[From the web] Green advocates call for “clean, green” elections

Green advocates call for “clean, green” elections Candidates urged to veer away from waste, violence and embrace green platform Civil society organizations gathered to call for a ‘clean and green’ election season, urging candidates to minimize waste, refrain from ‘dirty’ tactics such as political violence, as well as pledge to support genuinely positive reforms on…

[In the news] Most Filipino voters want candidates supporting ban on single-use plastics, survey says -CNN Philippines

Most Filipino voters want candidates supporting ban on single-use plastics, survey says A new Social Weather Stations poll commissioned by environmental group Greenpeace found that most Filipino voters will opt for 2019 election candidates who will ban single-use plastics. In the survey conducted in the third quarter of 2018, 73 percent of respondents said they…

[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…

[Right-up] Mapanirang Minahan Wakasan -ni Doc Ben Molino

Mapanirang Minahan Wakasan ni Doc Ben Molino Mapanirang minahan agad ng wakasan, Alisin na ang pulang putik sa baybay, Patagin na ang mga stockpile, Ayusin na ang lupang nawindang, at Nilapastangan na mga pangisdaan. Ipaglaban ang kinabukasan na sinira ng Rekadong pula na lason sa lupa, At asido sa tubig na pumapatay sa isda, Nang…

[Press Release] NGOs say NO to coal financiers JICA and Bank of Tokyo MUFJ

NGOs say NO to coal financiers JICA and Bank of Tokyo MUFJ http://world.350.org/…/press-re…/no-to-btmu-and-jica-at-gcf/ SONGDO, July 5, 2017 — Today, 8 Japanese NGOs and an international coalition of civil society groups urged the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board to reject applications for accreditation from the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).…

[Press Release] Group Lambasts Cimatu’s Response to SC Case -PMCJ

Group Lambasts Cimatu’s Response to SC Case Tagged secretary’s statement as ‘empty talk’ Just four (4) days after civil society organizations, communities, and individuals led by the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) filed a case at the Supreme Court against the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Secretary…

[Press Release] COMMUNITIES, CSOs: PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND FUTURE! -Green Thumb Coalition

COMMUNITIES, CSOs: PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT, AND FUTURE! Filipinos blast Trump for exiting of Paris climate deal, ignoring climate obligations . Hundreds of Filipino communities on the forefront of the climate crisis, as well as civil society organizations, banded together to assert the protection of human rights and the environment for present and future generations…