Climate Change

Green groups, lawmakers ask Congress to investigate approval of DMCI coal-fired power plant in Palawan

Joint press release
Date of publication: 
10 June, 2015

House resolution filed inquiring on irregularities, environmental risks of coal project

Environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE), Palawan Alliance for Clean Energy (PACE) joined progressive lawmakers yesterday in filing House Resolution No.

Catholic Church airs strong opposition to coal mining

Date of publication: 
6 June, 2015

A Philippine Catholic Church official on Friday voiced “strong opposition” to coal mining, saying it may contribute greatly to climate change and endanger the ecosystem and people’s health.

National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice, and Peace (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines executive secretary Fr.

Indigenous peoples score DMCI on World Environment Day

KATRIBU News Release
Date of publication: 
5 June, 2015

MAKATI—Indigenous peoples from KATRIBU Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas along with environment activists conducted a protest action at the office of D.M. Consunji, Inc (DMCI) on Friday, June 5, on the commemoration of the World Environment Day.

DMCI, Palawan Council’s railroading of Narra coal power plant a ‘serious blow to our natural, national heritage’

Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
1 June, 2015

National environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) denounced the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) and the DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) in their railroading of the Strategic Environmental Plan clearance of the company’s coal-fired power plant project in Narra, Palawan.

Pope urged to back People's Mining bill

By Ivy C. Tejano -
Date of publication: 
16 January, 2015

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are appealing to Pope Francisto support their call for the passage of the People’s Mining Bill in the wake of what they called “meaningless exploitation of mineral resources in the countryside.”

Panalipdan-Southern Mindanao Region (SMR) spokesperson Kim Gargar said House Bill 4315 or The People’s Mining Bill will help protect the forests destroyed by big mining corporations.

The bill will eventually lead to the nationalization of the mining industry and the changing of its export-oriented nature, Gargar said.

“In the spirit of pro-people religious stand, we hope that

1,000 indigenous peoples in Panay Island join nationwide protests on Haiyan anniversary

Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) press release
Date of publication: 
8 November, 2014

On the first year anniversary of the day typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) wiped out several thousands of homes in Eastern Visayas and Panay island, around a thousand Tumandok indigenous peoples from the remote mountainsides of Iloilo and Capiz provinces of Panay join the nationwide protests of Yolanda survivors and their supporters.

The protesters decry the “criminal negligence” of the government over the relief and rehabilitation of areas devastated by the super typhoon.

An organization of indigenous peoples in Panay Island, Tumanduk-Panay, said that they cannot “feel” the billions of f

‘Criminal accountability’ of the Aquino government in the Yolanda disaster sought in the UN EMRIP

KAMP statement-

14 July 2014

Geneva, Switzerland –Indigenous peoples around the world presented reports to the 7th session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP.) The Philippine report, presented by Piya Macliing Malayao, spokesperson of progressive indigenous peoples’ organization Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP), discussed the situation of indigenous communitie

‘It’s a military operation,’ Katribu says of dawn ‘raid’ of Panay relief center

Marya Salamat, Bulatlat -
Date of publication: 
20 June, 2014

MANILA – Around 1 a.m. yesterday, the office of Panay Center for Disaster Response (PCDR) in Jaro, Iloilo was ransacked by three masked men who also handcuffed and covered with packaging tape the faces of three people at the office at the time.

Human Rights Day 2013 – Focus on the Philippines

International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) Statement
Date of publication: 
10 December, 2013

The 10th December 2013 marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration has encouraged governments, and others, to promote and protect the human rights of people; historic advances have been made in many countries.

At this time, we are mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest figures in recent history, who gave his life to affirming human dignity and to confronting and fighting against all that belittles and undermines it.

Aquino urged to stop pushing coal power plants

By DJ Yap, Philippine Daily Inquirer -
Date of publication: 
22 October, 2013

MANILA, Philippines —A civil society network advocating for reforms to help the country adapt to climate change expressed dismay on Tuesday, over the Aquino administration’s push for coal-fired power plants, and renewed its call on government to tap cleaner and less wasteful sources of energy.

Aksyon Klima Pilipinas, in a statement, said it was disappointed with the apparent priority given to coal by government in supplying the country’s energy needs.

“We are dismayed to see the government’s renewable energy plans go to waste in favor of dirty and harmful energy.