Program: Advocacy

The People’s Resolution on the Impacts of Reclamation on Life and the Environment in the Philippines

WHEREAS, the Philippines’ wetlands and seas are endowed with bountiful marine and coastal resources with more than half of the total number of municipalities in the country are located in the coastal zones. These are directly dependent on fisheries for their livelihood. Fish and other marine products contribute to 80 percent to the Filipino’s total animal protein intake; Read more

'Justice beyond monetary compensation'-green and women's groups on Tubbataha

“The destruction should not be seen as a mere fiscal concern. Monetary compensation alone could not bring back the ravaged Reef for a couple of centuries. More so, it could not offset the infringement of our sovereign right as a free nation,” read the unity statement of Task Force Tubbataha, an alliance convened by environmental and women’s groups to push for the due prosecution of liable entities in the Tubbataha grounding and the revocation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Read more

Fishers, experts call for 10-year moratorium on reclamation

In its unity statement, the Summit called for a ten-year moratorium on the National Reclamation Plan and all other reclamation projects outside the plan. This aims to provide ample time for a rigorous scientific and participatory assessment of the ecological and socio-economic impacts posed by the NRP. Read more

Brigada Kalikasan

Continuous and heavy rainfall hitting the Philippines has triggered massive flooding in Manila and nearby provinces, displacing more than 260,000 people and killing dozens. This is on top of the typhoon Gener’s previous death toll of 49 and damage to properties estimated at P340 million. Read more

Executive Order 79: Masterful deception and greenwashing

The Palace EO will not cure the chronic ills of Republic Act 7942 or the controversial Mining Act of 1995. At best, it is a band-aid solution to the already festering, rotting and gaping wounds caused by the liberalization of the Philippine mining industry. At worst, it engages in greenwashing to justify more profit-taking by foreign and large-scale miners. Read more

Make ban permanent, green group asks court

Kalikasan Partylist today welcomed the Baguio Regional Trial Court's issuance of a Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) against SM Baguio Mall's ongoing cutting of close to 200 trees on Luneta Hill. The TEPO, which will halt all cutting operations for three days, was delivered by the sheriff's office earlier this morning to SM, cutting short the earth-balling operations of trees which started last night, April 9. Read more

Environmental NGO asks Congress to act on mining law reforms

Non-government organization Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC-Phils) today called on legislators to support a new Philippine mining policy that would regulate the industry in this time of worsening climate change impacts, ecological degradation, and rising vulnerability among the people. Read more


Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 18:22Kalikasan Partylist, Agham- Advocates of Science and Technology for the People and the Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines invite you toSURI SA SAKUNA: A Forum on the Science and Social Impacts of Recent Disasters Read more

CSOs urged to seek justice, continue fallen envi heroes’ work

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:56 Read more

Justice for environmental defenders still nowhere in sight under Aquino, green groups say

Monday, December 12, 2011 - 15:1110 December 2011 Read more

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