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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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Environmental group demands to stop Leyte Tide Embankment Project construction

October 9, 2017

The Center for Environmental Concerns demands the stoppage of the construction of the Leyte Tide Embankment Project (LTEP) by the Department of Public Works and Highways Region VIII. Environmental advocates, scientists and Yolanda survivors have been calling for the stoppage of the multibillion-peso infrastructure project not only because of the danger it poses, but also […]

Stop aerial bombings in biodiversity hotspot!

October 5, 2017

We urgently call to end the ongoing airstrikes and aerial bombings by state forces in Mount Banoi, Batangas. The attacks that started since September 24, 2017 were conducted by the 202nd Infantry Brigade and the 730th Combat Group of the Philippine Air Force and may have already dealt significant adverse impacts to the ecological integrity of the fifth most biologically diverse mountain in the country.

Forum on Pollution-Free and Resource-Efficient Asia Pacific held

September 5, 2017

The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC) joined civil society groups and people’s organizations in the forum on Pollution-Free and Resource-Efficient Asia Pacific held on September 4, 2017 at the United Nations Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. The forum was organized by the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM) and supported by the UN Environment Asia Pacific Regional Office and UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (ESCAP).

Environmental group calls for concern over reclamation project in Tañon Strait Protected Seascape

August 24, 2017

Press Release | August 24, 2017 The Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) – Philippines expresses grave concern over the planned 11-hectare reclamation project in Toledo City in Cebu Province. The reclamation will take place in a protected area, the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS), a body of water that divides Cebu and Negros islands. The TSPS was […]