NOTE: this is an open letter from Michelle Campos, daughter of slain Lumad leader Dionel Campos, as they travel from their ancestral lands in the Southern Philippine region of Mindanao to Manila in a caravan to protest the attacks on their people, schools, and lands by mining interests and military forces. Climate action group 350 Pilipinas helped send out the message.
13 October 2015
We vehemently condemn the recent surveillance and harassment to Clemente Bautista, our national coordinator in the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE), by suspected military intelligence operatives yesterday on October 12.
Aquino told: Discard Mining Act, stop 'destructive' projects
From Business World
03 Mar 2014
Written by Jonathan L. Mayuga
On January 17 last year, news of the minesweeper USS Guardian running aground and destroying 2,345 square meters of coral reefs in the Tubbataha Reef Natural Park dominated the headlines. Tubbataha Reef, an atoll coral reef declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world heritage site, lies at the heart of the Coral Triangle, the geographic center of global marine biodiversity containing at least 40 percent of the world’s fish and 75 percent of coral populations.
Typhoon Yolanda struck Eastern Visayas on November 8, 2013. As of November 14, 2013 NDRRMC said Saturday the death toll stood at 3,633 with 12,487 people injured. Another 1,179 people are missing. Most of the casualties occurred on Leyte and Samar islands.
In Samar Province Guiuan municipality is one of the hardest hit areas. Homonhon which is part of Guiuan more than a week after the devastation have received no assistance and relief both from the national and provincial governments. Around 7,000 people is the estimated population of Homonhon island.
Statement on the 3rd death anniversary of Dr. Gerry Ortega
24 January 2014
The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment commemorates today the third death anniversary of Dr. Gerry Ortega, a staunch defender of the environment and a seeker of truth. Three years after being felled by an assassin’s bullet for taking Palawan’s coddlers of big mining and corruption to task, justice remains elusive from Ortega and we continue to seek to bring the perpetrators to account.
The devastation of Typhoon Yolanda: incompetence and failure of leadership in disaster risk management and addressing the climate change
Position Paper by the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment presented at the public forum, entitled “On Earthquakes and Typhoons: A Scientific Discussion” hosted by the AGHAM-Advocates of Science & Technology for the People | 18 November 2013
Statement of Solidarity to the Gureombi Human Chain by the Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment
04 August 2013