Dams and Water

Environmentalists welcome SMC Laiban Dam project cancellation-Challenge presidential bets to totally abandon the project

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE Press Release
Date of publication: 
4 March, 2010

Multisectoral alliance Network Opposed to Laiban Dam (NO to Laiban Dam) and environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment welcomed the decision of Metropolitan Water and Sewerage System (MWSS) to terminate its joint venture with Danding Cojuangco-owned San Miguel Corporation over the Laiban Dam Project.

“This is a tactical victory for the indigenous peoples, local communities and the groups who campaigned against the project.

Alsons’ bioethanol project a threat to food security

Source: 
http://www.cbcpnews.com/?q=node/12033
Date of publication: 
29 January, 2010

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY —Alcantara and Sons Consolidated Resources, Inc.’s (Alsons) bioethanol plant project in the hinterland barangays here is a big threat to this city’s food security program.

This as the city land use plan (CLUP) for Year 2000 of Cagayan de Oro stated that land devoted to crop cultivation is only 22 percent or 4,529 hectares of the city’s total land area.

Cagayan de Oro only has 20,646 hectares of agricultural land left, the CLUP 2000 said.

Carl Cesar Rebuta, team leader of the Cagayan de Oro City office of the Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-Kasam

Alsons’ “enemies” declare victory

Source: 
http://www.cbcpnews.com/?q=node/12093
Date of publication: 
4 February, 2010

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The “enemies” of publicly-listed Alcantara and Sons Consolidated Resources, Inc.

SC rushes promulgation of rules for writ of kalikasan

Source: 
abs-cbnNEWS.com - http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/01/31/10/sc-rushes-promulgation-rules-writ-kalikasan
Date of publication: 
31 January, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) is now rushing the promulgation of the rules governing the issuance of the “writ of kalikasan,” which is expected to hasten the resolution of environmental cases.

Speaking before members of Philippine-Australian Alumni Association Inc.

Stop the Laiban Dam Construction Before Another Tragedy Happens

Source: 
Cordillera Peoples Alliance Release
Date of publication: 
29 January, 2010

Reviving the ill-fated Laiban Dam in Rizal and Quezon Provinces in the Southern Tagalog Region is a tragedy waiting to happen and an outright violation to the collective rights of the Dumagat indigenous peoples.

Let us not forget the dreadful flooding due to the San Roque Dam (SRD) last year that submerged 10 towns in Pangasinan, and parts of Nueva Vizcaya and Tarlac, resulting to at least 700 deaths.

Use geohazard maps to prevent mining disasters, environmental alliance urges

Source: 
INQUIRER.net - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20100123-249021/Use-geohazard-maps-to-prevent-mining-disasters-environmental-alliance-urges
Date of publication: 
23 January, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—-An anti-mining network is urging the government to use geohazard maps to review mining tenements and abandoned mines to prevent mining disaster.

The Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), an advocacy group and people’s movement composed of more than 80 organizations from mining-affected communities and civil society organizations nationwide, said the Department of Environment of Natural Resources (DENR) P60 million geohazard mapping study of the Philippines identified landslide and flood prone areas in the country.

CPA calls for Decommissioning of San Roque Dam at Public Hearing conducted by Senate Committee on Climate Change in Pangasinan

Source: 
Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) Press Release
Date of publication: 
26 November, 2009

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) reiterated its position for the decommissioning of the San Roque Dam during the 8th public hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Climate Change headed by its Chairperson, Senator Loren B. Legarda, on the devastating effects of Typhoon Pepeng held in San Manuel, Pangasinan on November 25, 2009. The public hearing aimed to set directions for effective disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation measures and strategies at all levels.

4000 signatures of opposition of the Biggest Hydro-Dam in Mindanao filed before DOE today

Source: 
LRC-KsK
Date of publication: 
16 October, 2009

Manila, Philippines – The Menovu-Pulangiyen and Menovu-Dunnguanen tribes of Southern Bukidnon, particularly the Municipalities of Damulog, Kibawe, Dangcagan, Kitaotao, and Pres. Roxas of North Cotabato gathered 4000 signatures as a manifest of their strong opposition and objection of the proposed Pulangi V hydro-Electric Project.

The opposition was filed and officially received by the Department of Energy (DOE) Central office in Taguig City, Metro Manila today.

The proposed Pulangi V Hydro dam is the biggest in Mindanao which would generate at least 300 Megawatts.

Bukidnon State University (BSU) host IP Month Celebration

Source: 
LRC-KsK Cagayan de Oro regional office
Date of publication: 
4 October, 2009

Malaybalay City – Bukidnon State University (BSU) under president Barroso in cooperation with Legal Rights and Natural Resources Inc-Kasama sa Kalikasa/Friends of the Earth Philippines (FoE-Phils) Cagayan de Oro regional Office will host the Indigenous People (IP) Month Celebration on October 5 – 9, 2009 to be held at BSU compound.

The activity would be a venue for the IP to celebrate the richness of their unique culture and allowing a cultural exchange that will foster deeper cultural understanding of the struggle of the IPs to self-determination.

Bukidnon host a dozens of corporate p

A Gathering to Save Mankayan from Further Env'l Ruin

Source: 
CPA News Release
Date of publication: 
17 July, 2009

Remember your children, remember our future/ Remember your children, remember mother nature.’

A Salidummay song performed by students of Mankayan National High School, this message cut across the gathering of Mankayan communities on July 16, 2009 in Brgy. Poblacion, Mankayan in a forum dubbed Speak Out for Truth, Land, Life and Future: Save Mankayan from Further Destruction which tackled the continuing ground subsidence, sinking and landslides in the said barangay since June 5.