Coastal Resources

Stop the Attacks, Defend Environmental Defenders!

May 8, 2024

The Center for Environmental Concerns – Philippines Inc., together with fellow environmental advocates strongly urgently demands that the issuance of Habeas Data and Writ of Amparo be granted to them and not delayed any further.  Jhed Tamano and Jonila Castro were conducting research on reclamation in the coastal communities in Bataan before their abduction last […]

Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, CHR urged to take action on the violent dispersal of fisherfolk in Maragondon, Cavite

January 13, 2022

We are standing in solidarity with the fisherfolk of Barangay Patungan who have for decades been active in the protection of coastal areas from projects that would threaten their access to the fishing grounds as well as their homes. The fisherfolk are the traditional stewards of the ocean, protecting their source of livelihood not only for their community but also for the other fisherfolk in the province. Amidst the pandemic, communities need support and not further loss of livelihood.

Reclamation projects add insult to injury to the poorest sector

June 5, 2018

The brandishing of the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), local government units and President Rodrigo Duterte himself of new reclamation projects adds insult to injury to fisherfolk who remain to be the poorest sector in the country. According to the PRA, there are 110 pending reclamation projects and more are encouraged under the Public Private Partnership program.

Environmental group calls for concern over reclamation project in Tañon Strait Protected Seascape

August 24, 2017

Press Release | August 24, 2017 The Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) – Philippines expresses grave concern over the planned 11-hectare reclamation project in Toledo City in Cebu Province. The reclamation will take place in a protected area, the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS), a body of water that divides Cebu and Negros islands. The TSPS was […]

Environmental Organization Supports House Resolution to Investigate Impacts of Reclamation

August 17, 2017

The Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC) – Philippines supports the House Resolution filed by Makabayang Coalition ng Mamamayan (MAKABAYAN) representatives in Congress on August 16, 2017 that aims to “direct the Committees on Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources, Natural Resources and Poverty Alleviation to conduct a joint inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the socio-economic and environmental impacts of reclamation projects in the country”.