Category: environment

The missing truth in the Philippines’ climate change plans

Inday Espina-Varona Three mountains once loomed on the other side of a cove on the border of Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte provinces in the southern Philippines. Now, only one remains. “I am jarred by how fast the … Continue reading

consunji, semirara, torre de manila, atbp.

the synchronicity is striking. while having to deal with the shameless atrocity that is DMCI’s torre de manila, and having to listen to DMCI’s lawyer who dares declare that jose rizal is no demigod — “his statue does not possess … Continue reading

“Suspend all reclamations in Manila Bay.”

Posted by Ipat G. Luna on Facebook 15 Nov around 10 pm Look Yolanda in the face and tell us you will still reclaim 26,000 hectares of Manila Bay. Even before she came, “In a span of only 20 years, … Continue reading

pablo, logging, mining *updated*

the president has every reason to be apalled by the 1000+ deaths and still counting, 800+ still missing, and P15 billion damage to agriculture and property, not to speak of the despair and misery of the tens of thousands of … Continue reading

philex, marcopper, waste spills

It will be total closure for listed mining firm Philex Mining Corp. if it does not pay within 45 days a P1.034 billion penalty for violations of the Mining Act of 1995 imposed by the Department Environment and Natural Resources. … Continue reading

mining & the NPA, chacha & the environment

‘Victory to the noble in heart!’ By Elmer Ordonez A VIDEO of mining operations and the havoc wrought in the mountains of Surigao is making the rounds of social media and the Internet. It was produced by GMA network as … Continue reading


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