OPINION: What’s withLagunaLake?

The largest freshwater lake in the Philippinesis on the spotlight as the Baggerwerken Decloedt en Zoon (BDC), a Belgian firm offering maintenance dredging, port construction and development, and land reclamation had filed a case against the Philippine Government before the Washington, D.C.-based International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. What’s the reason? President Benigno C. […]

Don’t pay Belgian dredging firm, P-Noy told

MANILA, Sept. 27, 2011—Militant fisherfolk group, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), urged the Benigno C. Aquino III government not to pay the Belgian firm hired to do the dredging of the 90,000-hectare (222,394.843 acres) Laguna Lake in Luzon.

Seafarers, called to unite on fight for their rights and welfare

MANILA, June 25, 2011—The International Seafarers’ Action Center (ISAC) calls on different mariners’ and seafarers’ groups to intensify its struggles for their rights and welfare, as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) declares June 25 as the 1st Day for the Seafarer. In a statement, ISAC said that seafarers face myriad of problems, which solutions remain […]

Special Report: Water mismanagement in PH endangers water supply

There’s a need to overhaul water policies, environmentalists say ANTIPOLO CITY, March 23, 2011—Water is for the people, not for profit. This was the statement of the environmental advocate group, Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (KPNE) as the whole world is celebrating the World Water Day on March 22. “Despite of our vast water […]

Total mining ban pushed

MANILA, Feb. 24, 2011—An environmental group has called for a “genuine” moratorium to all large-scale mining activities across the archipelago, in a bid to salvage the remaining forests in the country. Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (KPNE) made the appeal in a forum, attended by environmentalists and conservationists at the University of the Philippines […]

FAO official rejects probe on Laguna Lake project

To the fishermen’s disappointment, William Rolf, senior fisher officer of the United Nations’ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) had rejected the request of the group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) to probe the impending dredging of the largest freshwater lake in the Philippines, the Laguna de Bai.

Fisherfolk group scores DENR P1-B computer project

Members of the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamaalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) scored the P1-Billion computer project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), saying that it is just a “brazen wasting of taxpayers’ money.”