Environment

World Environment Day 2014: Signing for mining law repeal

On the eve of World Environment Day 2014, a Eucharistic Mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Victorino Cueta, C.Ss.R at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help called on devotees to sign a petition seeking to repeal the Mining Act of 1995 and end the destructive large-scale mining in the country. Congresswoman Hon.  read more »

Salugpungan Ta' Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center

Salugpungan Ta' Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center is a community based school run by the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines Southern Mindanao R  read more »

IN LIMBO Road to recovery long and winding in PH’s disaster areas By INDAY ESPINA-VARONA

Special for The Philippines GRAPHIC 

When Yolanda survivors protested in the thousands to demand stepped up relief and rehabilitation services, the Philippine government called them obstructionists and demagogues. 
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Songs for Peace and Environment for the Talaingod Evacuees in Davao City

 
 

GWP marks 5th month of Yolanda tragedy with House quiz on relief goods dumping

As survivors of killer typhoon Yolanda simmer with anger after five months of neglect and injury under the Aquino government's failed post-disaster management, the Gabriela Women's Party is set to mobilize an official Congressional inquiry into the reported wastage of relief goods left to rot in warehouses instead of distributing them to the hungry victims.
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People Surge on April Fool's hits 'Gang of Five'

Sr. Edita Eslopor, chair of People Surge, the Alliance for Yolanda (Haiyan) Victims,lambasted at what she calls the "gang of five" composed of Pres.Benigno Aquino, Rehab Czar Sen. Panfilo Lacson, Energy Sec. Jericho Petilla, DILG Sec. Mar Roxas, and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas for fooling the people and condemning the typhoon victims to poverty and hunger. The group criticized the government's "rehabilitation and reconstruction" efforts as deceptive and exploitative.

BUKAS NA LIHAM SA MAMAMAYAN Mula sa PEOPLE SURGE

Kami po ay mula sa People Surge, isang alyansa para sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda. Mula po kami sa iba’t-ibang probinsya ng Eastern Visayas at nagpasyang lumuwas ng Maynila para mangalampag ng suporta sa gobyerno. Nitong Enero 25, mahigit 12,000 biktima ang nagrali sa lansangan ng Tacloban. Ngunit hindi pa rin kami pinakinggan.  read more »

Institute of Environment Science and Meteorology -- what's new

The U.P. Institute of Environment Science and Meteorology inaugurated its new building at the National Science Complex with Philippine Climate Change Commissioner and former senator Heherson Alvarez, UP President Alfredo Pascual and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan.

Green Flag Day vs large-scale mining

On the 19th anniversary of the passage of the Mining Act of 1995 (RA 7942), nationally-coordinated actions across the Philippines were launched to call for the revocation of Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III's mining liberalization policies and projects. Executive Order 79 further reinforced the wholesale exploitation of mineral lands and worsened environmental destruction, land-grabbing and human rights violations.  read more »
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