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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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Coastal communities forge unity against ‘Great Wall of Leyte’ project

October 28, 2016

Palo, Leyte—Representatives from communities along government-declared No Dwelling Zones (NDZ) who will be affected by the Road Heightening and Tide Embankment of Tacloban-Palo-Tanauan Project forged unity against the implementation of the megaproject after a forum held today by the Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC). The forum dubbed “Tide Embankment, For Whom?” was a presentation of CEC’s recently concluded 5-day Environmental Investigative Mission (EIM).

Scientists raise red flag on proposed Tide Embankment project

October 25, 2016

A team of scientists and environmental advocates raised the red flag over the construction of a P7.9 billion “Road Heightening and Tide Embankment Project” along the coasts of Tacloban and two other towns in northern Leyte. A 5-day Environmental Investigative Mission (EIM) led by the Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) with its partner scientists from […]

On the 1st year of Typhoon Lando, people of Sta. Cruz, Zambales call for justice for environmental destruction by large-scale mining

October 18, 2016

A recollection of massive flooding, contaminated mudflow and torrential rain and wind, which lasted for hours evoke strong sentiments among the residents of Sta. Cruz, Zambales on the 1st commemorative year for Typhoon Lando (international name: Koppu). The strong but slow-moving typhoon affected almost 54,000 residents in this mining-affected town. However, sad the past year […]


October 18, 2016

The CEC is in solidarity with our brothers and sisters from the national minorities in demanding for liberation and self-determination. We join them in calling for the stoppage of large-scale corporate mining and other environmentally destructive projects that are affecting their livelihood and way of life. We also join them in demanding justice for the […]


October 14, 2016

Be a volunteer for an Environmental Investigative Mission (EIM) on the proposed Road-Heightening Project in Tacloban, Tanauan and Palo, Leyte on October 24-29, 2016. PREFERABLY STUDENTS OF: • Social Science • Marine Science • Biology • Civil Engineering and other related courses Please submit your resume with references and expression to volunteer at