Press Statements


08 February 2018

Clean fuel subsidies proposed to address commuter woes

Crackdown on jeeps will affect only 7% of vehicular pollution in Metro Manila

Environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) bucked the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) for the disruption of the economic activities of millions of commuters and drivers because of its ‘Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok’ operations on jeepneys, urging them to provide clean fuel subsidies to jeep fleets to immediately address commuter woes.


03 February 2018

Philippines worsens as 2nd deadliest country for environmental defenders in 2017

With 41 land and environment-related killings recorded in 2017, the Philippines was declared the second deadliest country for land and environmental defenders in the world and deadliest in Asia in the recent exclusive released by international advocacy group Global Witness together with the British daily The Guardian.


02 February 2018

Duterte’s plantation pitch: duplicitous, destructive

President Rodrigo Duterte should stop trying to forcibly prostitute indigenous Lumad lands to agricorporate plantations and other extractives. Let us count the ways how Duterte's pitch before the Davao Indigenous People's Summit is a completely textbook divide-and-conquer deception of the Lumad:


23 January 2018

Green groups file injunction plea vs Subic coal plant at CA

Duterte cronies to benefit from railroaded power project

We in the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) join the citizens led by the Subic Bay Freeport Chamber for Health and Environment Conservation in filing a petition for an injunction against the 600-megawatt Subic Coal-Fired Power Plant to the Court of Appeals (CA).


18 January 2018

Green group expects no coal cuts, only power rate hikes from TRAIN coal tax

Environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) warned that the excise tax on coal under the recently ratified Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) or RA 10934 will not reduce coal consumption by companies because of the country’s power privatization policy.


15 January 2018

#iStandWithRappler: Let Rappler Operate, Uphold Press Freedom!

We in the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) denounce the Duterte government’s revocation of social media news Rappler’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration. This move goes beyond the issue of legal technicalities, as it is clearly politically motivated to silence Rappler’s critical views on the Duterte administration.


8 January 2018

Reference: Leon Dulce

Deputy National Coordinator

Kalikasan PNE

0917 562 6824

Release of Ortega murder mastermind sets tone for heightened violence against environment defenders in 2018


14 December 2017

Advocates push for ‘Green Christmas’ celebration and gift ideas

Want a detoxifying break from the consumerism of the Christmas season? Environmental groups have come together to broach eco-friendly celebration and gift ideas to the Filipino public in time for this year’s coming holidays.

Statement: Illegal arrest, rebellion charge against Ilocos environmentalist condemned
Kalikasan PNE


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5 December 2017

Over 100 NGOs raise concern over plight of environmental defenders in PH

Declaring “it is not a crime to defend the environment,” a total of 109 non-government organizations, social movements, and other environmental groups came out with a unified statement raising concern over the worsening human rights situation faced by environmental defenders in the Philippines, rated as the third deadliest country in the world and deadliest in Asia in the 2017 Global Witness Report on Killings of Environmental and Land Defenders.