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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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Now available: Mining Primers

April 11, 2018

The Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines has launched the Mining Situation 2018 and People’s Mining Bill Primer (in English and Filipino). To request for an e-copy of both publications, email info@cecphils.org.

Learn from 23 years of Foreign Plunder under the Philippine Mining Act: Duterte’s Charter Change will only Herald more Environmental Destruction, Rights Abuses and Disasters to the Filipino People

March 5, 2018

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.

Lifting the ban on open-pit mining, a loss for the environment and the people

October 25, 2017

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.

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.