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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 […]

Yolanda survivors, scientists and environmental advocates call for rescinding of Environmental Compliance Certificate of the planned “Great Wall of Leyte” project

December 12, 2016

The People’s Surge Alliance of Disaster Survivors in Eastern Visayas (People’s Surge), the Center of Environmental Concerns – Philippines (CEC), AGHAM (Advocates of Science and Technology for te People) and the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya (PAMALAKAYA) are holding talks with the DENR and DPWH in efforts to stop the Leyte Tide Embankment Project (LTEP).

DENR picket dialogue of the Visayas Lakbayanis to call attention to the anti-people and environmentally destructive projects in their provinces.

December 9, 2016

“Nandito kami dahil hirap na hirap ang kami sa Tacloban dahil pinapaalis kami ng DPWH dahil sa Tide Embankment Project. Ito ay malaking pader na haharang daw sa storm surge ngunit 4 na metro lang ito ngunit ang storm surge ay maaring umabot ng 6 hanggang 10 metro. Sisirain din nito ang halos 100 ektarya ng bakawan. Hindi kami susuko sa paglaban dito dahil kapag kami ay sumuko, magpapatuloy ang paghihirap ng mamamayan.”