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.
The Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines condemn in the strongest possible terms the atrocious move by the interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) to lift the ban on open pit mining that was issued by the former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Gina Lopez. This recommendation will allow large-scale mining companies to wantonly continue the plunder of the country’s natural resources and the destruction of people’s communities and livelihoods.
CEC Statement of Support to the 2-day Transport Strike The Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines, Inc. (CEC) supports the nationwide action of the transport groups opposing the jeepney phase-out. It joins calls for a thorough and inclusive review of the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program to ensure that it is based on […]
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 […]
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.