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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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Small fishers and environmental groups celebrate Word Fisheries Day, unite to call for genuine fisheries policy reform

November 21, 2016

Fisherfolk organizations from 25 provinces from 10 regions headed by the national fisherfolk federation Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) echoed their call to scrap the current Fisheries Code of 1998 (RA 8550) and its Amendments (RA 10654) and push for the passing of a genuine fisheries law that puts the sector at the forefront of managing coastal resources.

“Like the child in the Emperor’s New Clothes”: Environmental group welcomes President Duterte’s Climate Change Stance

November 19, 2016

Quezon City, Philippines – The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC) lauds President Rodrigo Duterte’s stern stance on the climate change mitigation provisions in the Paris Agreement. “Spoken like the child in the tale, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes,’ President Duterte articulated, albeit so strongly, what is wrong with the climate change talks, Paris Agreement included,” averred […]

Environmental groups slam abusive & irresponsible mining firms as the 63rd National Mine & Safety Week commences

November 15, 2016

Environmental groups criticize the recently concluded mining conference hosted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) on responsible mining for its 63rd National Mine and Safety Week. Affected communities and survivors of mining-instigated disasters have witnessed and suffered enough on how mining companies disregard the safety and welfare of the local population and how the mining agency allow the erring companies to violate the rights of communities.

Pambansang Konsultasyon ng mga Mangingisda Hinggil sa Pamamahala at Pangangalaga ng Pangisdaan

November 11, 2016

PAMBANSANG KONSULTASYON NG MGA MANGINGISDA HINGGIL SA PAMAMAHALA AT PANGANGALAGA NG PANGISDAAN is a national consultation of fisherfolks to be conducted on November 19-20, 2016 at Religious of Mary Immaculate Claretian Missionary Sisters organized by Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines and Pamalakaya – Pilipinas in partnership with KALIKASAN, AGHAM, CP-Union and Environmental Youth Organization.

After 3 Years of Yolanda: Massive Destitution, undistributed ESA and a faulty Tide Embankment Plan amidst Survivors

November 8, 2016

Tacloban City, Philippines – the Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) sends its message of solidarity and support to the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda on its third year commemoration. “We, in the environment sector, strongly support the demand of the survivors for genuine change in the rehabilitation and the call to address the root causes of their vulnerabilities to disasters,” said Ms Frances Quimpo, CEC’s Executive Director.