Center for Environment Concerns – Philippines condemns the assassination of Activist Jory Porquia this morning. Jory Porquia was shot dead at 5 AM in Sto. Niño Norte, Arevalo, Iloilo City with multiple witnesses reporting unidentified men wearing masks shot him. He succumbed to nine gunshots according to the crime investigators.
Today’s celebration of the 50th Earth Day amidst the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the need for an immediate and decisive change in the country’s governance on environment and public health.
The Philippine environment has long been plundered by business corporations with their over-extractive and exploitative operations.
The Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines strongly condemns the violent dispersal of the people’s barricade against OceanaGold Philippines Inc. (OGPI) yesterday, April 6, 2020 in Brgy. Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya. Amidst the CoViD-19 pandemic, around 100 personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) forced their way through the residents to allow the passage of fuel tankers for OGPI’s operation.