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.
Killings of environmental defenders continued in the country even during the COVID-19 crisis. Within the period of enhanced community quarantine, 2 have been killed, while 553 others suffered other forms of human rights violations.
The government’s track for the new normal became more evident in the past weeks. Destructive operations have continued at the expense of small fisherfolk, and false solutions are being used to protect business interests.