Trouble in fishers’ waters
May 4, 2023
Whether or not the government’s rehabilitation efforts will be sufficient to return Laguna de Bay to its former state and capacity as a major source of food, water and livelihood will be tested.
Sibuyan’s reminder: People, not profit, should drive the mining industry
March 3, 2023
As long as pro-people policies are non-existent and unenforced, more communities like Sibuyan will be under the gaze of exploitative mining firms that take advantage of the industry, run it for profit, and leave us with nothing for very little.
Fight Against Climate Injustice
November 18, 2022
The United Nations’ 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) in Sharm-el Sheikh, Egypt is focused on the implementation of each country’s nationally determined contribution towards the prevention of global warming. The Philippines is considered a low emitter compared to other nations, yet it ranks among the most vulnerable to climate-related disasters.
Duterte government’s green smokescreen
November 7, 2021
At the COP 26, the Duterte administration pledges to cut local carbon emissions and transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient society according to its Sustainable Finance Roadmap and its Guiding Principles. Yet its mining and energy policies go in the opposite direction and ruin the environment.
Big business plundering the environment
April 22, 2021
Giving traditional Chinese medicine a bad name
April 27, 2020
The Department of Health has recently stated that it is looking into traditional Chinese medicine as a means to treat the country’s over 7,700 COVID-19 patients. However, the government’s attitude towards the otherwise renowned traditional Chinese medicine is closely tied up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which some researchers say is bad for the environment.
Four years after Yolanda: Better lives for whom?
November 2, 2017
It has been four years since super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck several provinces in the Eastern Visayas region. After the huge influx of aid, it may be hard to believe but a huge percentage of the survivors still live in temporary shelters, are underserved in terms of social services and public utilities, and are either unemployed […]
COMP attempting to greenwash dirty mining practices — IBON
September 7, 2017
Research group IBON said that the plan of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) to adopt a Canadian mining organization’s sustainable mining measures indicates that it is trying to greenwash the Philippine mining industry’s negative image. But Canadian mining corporations are notorious for their dirty operations globally, IBON pointed out, which have led […]