The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC) participated in the recently concluded Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development held from March 26-28, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The said forum is a preparatory activity of the civil society organizations along with people’s organizations to the upcoming Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development being convened by the UN ESCAP.
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the enactment of the Philippine Mining Act of 1995. The Center for Environmental Concerns-Philippines (CEC) is one among countless crusaders for scrapping this law that for decades has only been used to legitimize the foreign dominated, anti-people and plunderous orientation of the mining industry. We give our full support for DENR’s decision to close 23 and suspend 5 minining operations and cancel 75 Mineral Production Sharing Agreements (MPSAs).