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.

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 […]

Mindanao mining in a fault line

ANTIPOLO City, Nov. 5, 2010—A coalition of environmentalists have expressed concern that a large mining company in Mindanao will be digging a hole on a fault line. Environmental alliance, Defend Patrimony! Alliance and the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (KPNE) feared of a catastrophe in the making when the groups found out that Xtrata […]

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.”