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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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Unite and resist the Anti-Terrorism Act, a barrier for environmentalism in the Philippines

July 3, 2024

Statement of the Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines on the fourth anniversary of the enactment of the Anti-Terrorism Act   In the fourth year of the enactment of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), the Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines (CEC) Inc.  joins environmental defenders, advocates, youth, church groups, and development workers in calling for […]

Unrelenting Environmental Defense in Celebration of World Environment Day 2024

June 5, 2024

This World Environment Day, we aim to shed light on issues that are underreported but are a critical part of understanding the situation of the Philippine environment. This includes the impacts of El Niño, militarization, and bombings. One of the themes of World Environment Day 2024 is drought resilience. In the recent El Niño, we […]

Defend Development Workers and Human Rights Advocates

May 27, 2024

The Center of Environmental Concerns – Philippines Inc. condemns the series of attacks on development workers and human rights advocates. In the past weeks, two non-government organizations namely Center for Development Inc. (LCDe) and Community Empowerment Resource Network, Inc. (CERNET) have been falsely accused of “terrorist financing” charges.   These incidents are a dangerous precedent […]

Environmental Defenders Unite with Dumagat-Remontados Against Kaliwa Dam

May 23, 2024

In celebration of Dumagat Day, the Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines Inc. (CEC) expresses its solidarity with the Dumagat-Remontado indigenous people. Dumagat Day is celebrated annually to commemorate the solidarity with the indigenous peoples in defending the environment and strengthening the promotion of their right to ancestral lands and self-determination [2]. Known as virtuous […]

Stop the Attacks, Defend Environmental Defenders!

May 8, 2024

The Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines Inc., together with fellow environmental advocates strongly urgently demands that the issuance of Habeas Data and Writ of Amparo be granted to them and not delayed any further.  Jhed Tamano and Jonila Castro were conducting research on reclamation in the coastal communities in Bataan before their abduction last […]

[OFFICIAL STATEMENT] Earth Day 2024: Filipinos fight back against reclamation and dredging 

April 22, 2024

Earth Day 2024: Filipinos fight back against reclamation and dredging  In celebration of the 54th Earth Day, the Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines Inc. (CEC) stands in solidarity with environmental defenders, advocates, and grassroots communities in fighting for environmental rights and climate justice. After more than half a century, the question of the appalling […]