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Center for Environmental Concerns - Philippines works to cultivate environmental awareness and action, create a community of advocates, and contribute to the defense of ecosystems and peoples through empowering education, community-based research, and people-oriented, patriotic, and scientific advocacy.

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RCEP is no deal for the environment

May 12, 2017

The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC) was among the civil society and people’s organizations which participated in the Stakeholder Engagement on the 18th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Meeting held in Manila, Philippines last May 10, 2017.

Pollution Free World for the People

March 29, 2017

The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC) participated in the recently concluded Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development held from March 26-28, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The said forum is a preparatory activity of the civil society organizations along with people’s organizations to the upcoming Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development being convened by the UN ESCAP.

Enough of 22 Years of Plunder and Suffering under the Mining Act of 1995!

March 3, 2017

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the enactment of the Philippine Mining Act of 1995. The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC) is one among countless crusaders for scrapping this law that for decades has only been used to legitimize the foreign dominated, anti-people and plunderous orientation of the mining industry. We give our full support for DENR’s decision to close 23 and suspend 5 minining operations and cancel 75 Mineral Production Sharing Agreements (MPSAs).

For the People and the Environment, Support DENR Secretary Gina Lopez!

February 23, 2017

The appointment of Gina Lopez to the top position of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the most significant change in this institution, historically known to be hopelessly corrupt and graft-ridden. Secretary Lopez may not be an environmental science expert, but her environmental activism has given her enough will to do for the environment and country what previous DENR secretaries failed to do.