[In the news] Mining causes highest poverty incidence | Sun.Star

Mining causes highest poverty incidence | Sun.Star. August 3, 2012 “MINING does not address mass poverty,” said lawyer Christian Monsod, chair of National Agricultural and Fishery Council Committee on Climate Change, during Thursday’s forum on President Benigno Aquino’s Executive Order 79 in Cagayan de Oro. Monsod said mining has the highest poverty incidence of 48.7…

[Press Release] Groups cry foul on new mining EO -ATM

Groups cry foul on new mining EO Claims mining policy is misleading and demand new mining law Manila – Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) and its member groups gave the thumbs down to the new mining EO of the Aquino administration, stating that it is inadequate, unresponsive and misleading. They said that while Executive Order 79…

[Press Release] Bishops, legislators join forces to advance new mining bill – SOS-Yamang Bayan

Bishops, legislators join forces to advance new mining bill A match ‘Made-in-Heaven’ against open-pit mining Manila – The proposed Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB) being pushed by multi-sectoral movement SOS-Yamang Bayan Network will now have a better chance to enactment in the House of Representatives with the backing of the combined forces of the Catholic…

[Press Release] Solons commend global envi awardee Fr Edu Gariguez -S.O.S. Yamang Bayan

Solons commend global envi awardee Fr Edu Gariguez 2nd Filipino recipient of Goldman Environmental Award Manila—Members of the House of Representatives recognized Fr Edwin “Edu” Gariguez for being awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Award for “Islands and Island Nations” 2012, an achievement he received for his leadership in the Mindoro struggle against mining. Akbayan Congresswoman…

[Press Release] Tampakan Mining Project cause of conflicts in B’laan Tribe Communities want SMI out -ATM

Tampakan Mining Project cause of conflicts in B’laan Tribe Communities want SMI out Sarangani Province—Peace and order situation in Malungon, Sarangani Province faces new threat as B’laan communities in different sitios and barangays contend over the Tampakan Mining Project of Sagittarius Mines Inc. which continues to undertake its activities in the tribe’s homestead despite being…

[Press Release] Nat’l climate change network scores $101M e-trikes loan – Aksyon Klima Pilipinas

Quezon City, 2 Feb 2012 — More civil society groups called for the rejection of the hundred-million-dollar clean technology loan which was diverted from a solar power generation initiative to an electric tricycle (e-trike) project of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). According to statements from Aksyon Klima Pilipinas, a national civil society network, “There appears…

[Press Release] IP Solon, groups enraged by TRO issued by Aurora RTC Judge Bewildered by decision against community right to rally – ATM

Quezon City—Cong. Teddy Brawner Baguilat and civil society groups expressed outrage with a temporary restraint order (TRO) released by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Aurora Branch last June 16, 2011.  The order favored the mining corporation conducting drilling operations in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur. Philippine National Police were further intstructed by the TRO to…

[In the news] Increased Public Spending For Forest Protection, Rehabilitation Needed – ManilaTimes.net

http://www.manilatimes.net/sunday-times/sunday-magazine/increased-public-spending-for-forest-protection-rehabilitation-needed/ By La Liga Policy Institute THE discovery of seven previously unknown mammal species in Luzon by a group of American and Filipino biologists recently underscores the need to further enhance forest protection and rehabilitation effort in the country, the La Liga Policy Institute (La Liga) said. Such requires increased public expenditure by national and…

[Event] Invitation for a meeting-finalization of “Padyak Pakikiisa Para sa Karapatan ng mga Katutubo at Kalikasan PPP-KKK” – Save Sierra Madre

Mga kaibigan at kasama sa pagtataguyod ng karapatan ng mga katutubo at kalikasan, Pagbati ng kapayapaan mula sa ECIP National Secretariat! Ang Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples (ECIP) ay isang komisyon ng Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) na katuwang ng mga kapatid nating katutubo sa halos apat na dekada na.  Pangunahin na adhikain…

[In the news] Must use coal, for now: President Benigno Aquino III | Sun.Star

Must use coal, for now: President Benigno Aquino III | Sun.Star. CEBU CITY – President Benigno Aquino III commended a Philippine-Korean joint venture for “considering the environment” in building its 200-megawatt coal-fired power plants, which he inaugurated on Monday. A week after launching the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP), the president told reporters his administration…

[Event] July 18 State of Nature Assessment – Green Convergence

Attention everyone! WHAT: State of Nature Assessment WHEN: July 18, 2011 WHERE: at the Environmental Studies Institute (ESI), Miriam College WHO: sponsored by Green Convergence For details please wait for further announcement or contact Green Convergence at green-convergence@googlegroups.com Related articles [Event] Invitation to KINSE human rights films screening – Green Convergence (hronlineph.wordpress.com) Nature Programs and…

[Event] Rio+20 Roundtable Discussion Series – #1: Sustainable Development Governance

INVITATION: Rio+20 Roundtable Discussion Series – #1: Sustainable Development Governance, 30 June/1-5pm, PCA/Ortigas Center YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN THE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SERIES ON RIO+20: Collectively Organized by: Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group) Earth Council-Philippines Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment-SEARICE Third World Network (TWN) First Roundtable Discussion: Institutional…