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Renewable energy advocates, citizen’s groups decry Congress’ recommendation for Meralcocontracts

Civil society organizations slammed the recent recommendation issued by the House of Representatives Committees on Energy and Good Governance and Public Accountability supporting the approval of Meralco’s controversial deals with its affiliate generation companies.

Groups tell ERC this Valentine's: 'Practice abstinence, hands off Meralco contracts!'

Groups tell ERC this Valentine’s: ‘Practice abstinence, hands off Meralco contracts!’

Member organizations of the Power for People (P4P) Coalition stormed the gates of the Senate during its Committee Hearing on the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to protest the Court of Appeals decision lifting the suspension of the four ERC Commissioners this Valentine’s Day.


Coal-affected communities decry CA TRO on ERC Commissioners suspensions

Members of the nationwide Power for People (P4P) Coalition expressed dismay over the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Court of Appeals (CA), lifting the suspension of the four Energy Regulatory Commissioners (ERC) Commissioners suspended last December.


Peoples’ Organizations, Envi Groups Welcome Ombudsman ERC Commissioners Suspension Order

Peoples’ organizations and environmental groups lauded the recently issued Ombudsman order to suspend virtually all Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) commissioners for having given unwarranted benefit to Meralco in their suspension of the competitive selection process (CPS), a power supply procurement scheme requiring public bidding instead of a negotiated procurement.


Hundreds march to DMCI condemning influence on coal tax exemption

Peoples’ groups, environmental and energy advocates stormed the gates of DMCI to condemn and shame the company for influencing lawmakers to exempt local coal from the coal tax.

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Green groups slam DMCI for using ‘sneaky tactics’ to avoid regulation

Advocates for consumers, accountability, and the environment expressed dismay over the ‘midnight exemption’ accorded to local coal mining companies from the new coal tax approved by both Houses of Congress.

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Southeast Asian Climate and Energy Working Group urge ASEAN leaders to fight the ‘COAL’

The Southeast Asian Working Group on Climate and Energy, composed of members of civil society organizations and people’s movements across Southeast Asia, denounced what they claimed to be an evident collusion between leaders of ASEAN, East Asia, and the United States of America, in their push for the coal agenda within the climate-vulnerable region of Southeast Asia.

Environment, climate advocates laud DENR closure of mining operations, call for continuous action against destructive large-scale mining industry

Environment and climate advocates, as well as members of grassroot communities, lauded the Department of Environment and Natural Resource’s (DENR) closure of 23 mining operations situated in functional watersheds and suspension of 5 mining firms, as of Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

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Climate Justice Group Condemns San Miguel Corporation and Petron, Demands Closure of the Petron Coal Plant in Limay, Bataan

The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), the largest climate justice group in the Philippines, calls for the urgent cessation of the operations and construction of the existing coal-fired power plants in Limay, Bataan owned by San Miguel Corporation and Petron due to incessant reported environmental and health cases.

Groups to DENR: Suspend Coal-Fired Power Plant Operations in Limay, Bataan now

The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to issue a total suspension of the operations of the coal-fired power plants owned by San Miguel Corporation and Petron in Limay, Bataan after several reports revealed the environmental and health violations committed by the said establishments.