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Bosses were not heard, rights and green groups dismayed for non-inclusion of AMMB in PNoy’s list of priority measures

Bosses were not heard, rights and green groups dismayed for non-inclusion of AMMB in PNoy’s list of priority measures

PRESS RELEASE August 1, 2014   Bosses were not heard, rights and green groups dismayed for non-inclusion of AMMB in PNoy’s list of priority measures   Human Rights and environmental defenders are saddened that the legislation of the proposed Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB) that would scrap the Mining Act of 1995 was not included […]

[Photo] SOS YB’s Placards dance

[Photo] SOS YB’s Placards dance

Mimicking a “Placards dance” usually seen in Football games ceremony, the group performed their own to creatively deliver to the government and to the public their demands and to reiterate the state of the peoples’ rights and environment in mining affected communities. Photo shot last July 23, 2014 at Mendiola (Legarda-Recto crossings). Photo by Rommel […]

[Press Release] Group challenges PNoy to side with victims of human rights abuses and environment destruction and not with the greedy few

[Press Release] Group challenges PNoy to side with victims of human rights abuses and environment destruction and not with the greedy few

PRESS RELEASE July 25, 2014 Group challenges PNoy to side with victims of human rights abuses and environment destruction and not with the greedy few Demands Government to prioritize the scrapping of Mining Act of 1995 and the legislation of AMMB as urgent in his SONA As part of the week-long pre-SONA campaign expressing their […]

PRESS RELEASE: Green activists and rights groups launch campaign asking PNoy to prioritize peoples’ rights and environment over profit from mining

PRESS RELEASE: Green activists and rights groups launch campaign asking PNoy to prioritize peoples’ rights and environment over profit from mining

PRESS RELEASE July 19, 2014 Green activists and rights groups launch campaign asking PNoy to prioritize peoples’ rights and environment over profit from mining A week before President Benigno Aquino’s 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 28, rights groups, environmental activists and advocates intensified their call for PNoy to act decisively on […]

SA SONA: DAPAT TAO MUNA HINDI MINA! DAPAT AMMB ISABATAS NA!

SA SONA: DAPAT TAO MUNA HINDI MINA! DAPAT AMMB ISABATAS NA!

SA SONA: DAPAT TAO MUNA HINDI MINA! DAPAT AMMB ISABATAS NA! Dear friends, We are launching a nationwide letter barrage campaign for  the 10 point Human Rights Agenda on Mining, endorsed by different human rights, environmental, indigenous peoples and women’s’ groups and which we aim to reach President Benigno Aquino III, the two Houses of […]

Join us in urging the Philippine government to support the resolution filed by a group of countries led by Ecuador in the UNHRC calling for a legally binding treaty on human rights and transnational corporations

Join us in urging the Philippine government to support the resolution filed by a group of countries led by Ecuador in the UNHRC calling for a legally binding treaty on human rights and transnational corporations

Friends, let’s ask the Philippine government to “once again demonstrate leadership and commitment to human rights at the June 2014 UN Human Rights Council session by showing its support for a resolution that will seek to begin a process of developing an international treaty on business and human rights – the first binding international legal […]

Anti-mining groups stage rally in front of international mining conference venue Demand a stop to the plunder of our mineral wealth

Anti-mining groups stage rally in front of international mining conference venue Demand a stop to the plunder of our mineral wealth

Anti-mining groups stage rally in front of international mining conference venue Demand a stop to the plunder of our mineral wealth Community leaders from mining-affected areas and their support groups in Manila marched to Sofitel Plaza Hotel to demand a stop to the plunder of our mineral wealth as the Chamber of Mines and international […]

Interfaith groups march to international mining confab venue to reject miners

Interfaith groups march to international mining confab venue to reject miners

Interfaith groups march to international mining confab venue to reject miners Solemn prayer offered for victims of mining-related violence, tragedies A hundred-strong Church leaders, seminarians, lay and community representatives marched to Sofitel Plaza Hotel carrying torches and candles formed “STOP MINING” on Monday (September 9, 2013). Groups led by the Association of the Major Religious […]

Groups call on PNoy: Likas Yaman Depensahan, Karapatan Proteksyunan Enact three green bills—NLUMA, FRB, AMMB

Groups call on PNoy: Likas Yaman Depensahan, Karapatan Proteksyunan Enact three green bills—NLUMA, FRB, AMMB

Groups call on PNoy: Likas Yaman Depensahan, Karapatan Proteksyunan Enact three green bills—NLUMA, FRB, AMMB Days before President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), at least five hundred advocates and activists marched to the House of Representatives in Batasan to call on the President and Congress to defend the Philippine’s natural […]

Anti-mining campaigners led bike tour against Ph mining law

Anti-mining campaigners led bike tour against Ph mining law “Sikaran! Tadyakan! Mining Act of 1995 Wakasan!” Manila — Anti-mining advocates and bikers led a bike tour from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Central Office to the Supreme Court in Manila today to highlight the negative social and environmental impacts of mining and […]