Environment and climate advocates challenged President Rodrigo Duterte to demand accountability from developed countries, in light of the president’s recent tirade against these countries’ huge contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that caused the current climate challenges the global community faces today less than two weeks before the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) in Morocco. The international gathering of country-parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) serves as a forum to tackle climate change and addressing its impacts.
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Sanlakas expressed strong condemnation of the violent dispersal and illegal arrest by the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Manila Police District (MPD) of activists, Moros, and Lumads in the latter’s protest actions held at Camp Aguinaldo, October 18, and at the United States (US) Embassy, October 19.
A week before President Rodrigo Duterte holds his 100th day in Malacanang, workers and allies will be holding simultaneous protests at several branches of SM mallsacross the country to push for the abolition of contractual employment scheme and remind the president to fulfill his electoral promise.
President Duterte urged to assert Philippine sovereignty on Canada trash issue Illegal waste trade no different from drugs and other contraband under int’l law
Quezon City, 29 September 2016—Calling on President Duterte to officially denounce Canada’s trash exports to the Philippines, environmental group BAN Toxics today urged the President to assert Philippine sovereignty and ensure the immediate return of all waste shipments back to Canada.
Various civil society and non-government groups representing health professionals and workers, environment and clean air advocates, tobacco victims, lawyers, youth, and women eagerly anticipate President Rodrigo Duterte’s next step following his assurance last Monday that he would fulfill his promise to implement a nationwide smoking ban.
HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, expressed full support for the proposed nationwide smoking ban after President Rodrigo Duterte promised anew that he would implement it.
Globe Telecom and the Davao City government are collaborating to help improve the peace and order situation in the city by putting in a place a hotline, 0917-Duterte (0917-3883783), to receive calls and texts relating to security concerns in the city.
The 40,000-strong employees union in the Department of Education yesterday urged all appointees of former President Benigno Aquino III to immediately tender their courtesy resignations or face sanctions provided under Memorandum Circular 4 of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Climate Justice Group Welcomes DENR Review on Coal Plants but Bats to Include a More Comprehensive Energy Review
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) welcomes the recent pronouncement of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to conduct a review of all the permits and operations of the existing coal-fired power plants. This came as a reaction to the news quoting Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz “Gina” Lopez that the review is necessary to check and assure that the plants pose no danger to the environment. The group believes that if done, it will definitely alleviate the long standing miseries the communities been subjected to like the various social, environmental and health impacts brought about by these dirty and harmful power plants. However, the group warns that the review is not a simple process and hopes that it will not redound to mere lip service.
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) commemorates the 40 days after death of anti-coal activist Gloria Capitan. The group also strongly condemns the slow turn out of investigation regarding the said extrajudicial killing.