This month marks the 23rd year of legal plunder of our country’s minerals under the Philippine Mining Act of 1995. It promises national growth and development while ostensibly safeguarding the environment and protecting the rights of communities, but its neoliberal framework for profit has unleashed destruction on vast swathes of ecosystems and human rights violations.
The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines joins hundreds of civil society groups gathered in the Philippines to hold the ASEAN People’s Forum/ASEAN Civil Society Conference 2017 (APF/ACSC), a CSO parallel event to the ASEAN Summit and related meetings hosted by the Philippine government in November 2017.
Sa harap ng lumalalang problemang pangkapaligiran sa Pilipinas, muling kikilalanin at pararangalan ang mga indibidwal at grupo na nagtataguyod sa kagalingan ng kalikasan sa pamamagitan ng pagkilala sa kanilang mga natatanging ambag sa pagprotekta sa kapaligiran, gayundin sa karapatang pantao at mga buhay na nakikinabang dito.
The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC) welcomes commitments on conservation efforts from the recently concluded Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) 12th Conference of Parties (COP 12) held in Manila, Philippines. However, we believe that Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu should be honest with its claims onthe Philippine government’s effort in conserving and protecting migratory species and wildlife in the country.