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Con-Com wants environmental rights in new constitution

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Self-executing environmental rights would be part of the bill of rights of the new federal constitution, says Consultative Committee Chairman Reynato Puno

IBP exploring possibility of filing for writ of kalikasan to protect PH marine territories

Feb 16, 2018 - 6:33 PM

'We saw that instead of moving the ball forward to a goal, the Philippine government somehow froze the ball and now the ball is now being brought towards the opposite direction,' Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo says

Appeals court rules in favor of Masbate gold mine

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Petitioners simply failed to substantiate their claims that any environmental damage is directly attributable to Filminera s mining activities

NO WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Open pit mining operation by Filminera Resources Corp. in Aroroy, Masbate. Rappler file photo

Supreme Court junks road sharing petition

Mar 07, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The petition seeks to compel the government to limit cars to half of the roads but the High Court denies it

CAR-CENTRIC. Petitioners walk through Taft Avenue, one of the busiest streets in Manila, to reach the Supreme Court. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Gov't suspends 2 more mining firms in Palawan

Jul 27, 2016 - 2:58 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says more mining operations are likely to be suspended given the number of complaints her department has received

MINING AUDIT. Mines and Geosciences Bureau chief Leo Jasareno (left) and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez explain the mining audit to reporters on July 27, 2016. Photo from DENR's official Twitter account

Gina Lopez: Philippine Mining Act an 'unfair' law

Jul 12, 2016 - 12:04 PM

We have to change that the environment secretary says of the Mining Act of 1995 She says the law is skewed towards the mining sector and not towards our people

A week after audit, DENR suspends 4 mining firms

Jul 08, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the ongoing audit of mining operations in the country is not purely technical but has social and environmental dimensions as well

RESPONSIBLE MINING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez talks about responsible mining on her first day on the job. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Zambales governor issues executive order to suspend mining

Jul 01, 2016 - 8:12 PM

This comes after the Supreme Court issued a writ of kalikasan recently against 5 mining firms operating in Zambales

SUSPENDED. Executive Order No. 1 suspends mining operations in the province of Zambales. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

SC to Zambales mining firms: Prove you're not harming environment

Jun 21, 2016 - 7:07 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court finds merit in the petition filed by the residents of Zambales who say mining operations have caused much destruction in their mountains watershed forests farmlands water systems and livelihood

WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials

May 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM

CCOS chairman Dr Ben Molino and his co petitioners say the continued mining operations in Sta Cruz Zambales violate RA 7942 otherwise known as the Mining Act of 1995 and its implementing rules and regulations

WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

Firefighters battle Mt Apo fire

Mar 27, 2016 - 1:12 AM

UPDATED Accounts say the fire started at 1 pm on Black Saturday along the blueberry area near the Mt Apo summit the highest peak in the country and a major tourist spot

FIRE. Fire on the Mt Apo summit is reported on Black Saturday. Its cause is still undetermined. Photo by Philip Dizon

SC petition filed to shut down Payatas landfill

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:25 PM

A group of concerned residents is seeking a Writ of Kalikasan against government officials for allowing the Payatas sanitary landfill to operate despite violations of environmental laws

LOST IN THE LANDFILL. Most of the garbage generated by Quezon City residents end up in the Payatas landfill. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

SC asked to stop road work dirtying Benguet water supply

Sep 25, 2014 - 8:31 PM

Concerned citizens say the road project approved by a Baguio congressman does not have the required permits for tree cutting and earthmoving which have caused landslides

SC: Up to Aquino to broker Tubbataha compensation with US

Sep 16, 2014 - 7:58 PM

The High Court does not imply however that the President should bring the matter to the United Nations for arbitration

Tagaytay tourism taking water away from Cavite residents?

Jun 19, 2014 - 6:03 PM

The National Water and Resources Board allows a private company to extract water from 4 rivers to supply it to Tagaytay potentially depriving other towns

TAGAYTAY TOURISM. A commercial boom in the popular tourism destination is threatening the city's water supply. Photo from Drumlanrig from Wikimedia Commons

5 PH cities to block off roads for pedestrians, cyclists

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Iloilo Cebu Pasig San Juan and Marikina will block off major roads from cars and reserve them for cyclists and pedestrians this week

BIKING FOR A CAUSE. Bikers join the Share the Road movement's march to the Supreme Court to file a petition for government agencies to implement road-sharing. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Petition filed to give half of PH roads to commuters

Feb 17, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Citizens walk to the Supreme Court to demand that half the roads be devoted to the majority of Filipinos who don t own cars

CAR-CENTRIC. Petitioners walk through Taft Avenue, one of the busiest streets in Manila, to reach the Supreme Court. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Commuters to gov't: Limit cars to half of the roads

Feb 13, 2014 - 1:34 PM

Concerned citizens will petition the Supreme Court to compel government to implement road sharing make public transport efficient and lessen pollution

DIVIDE THE ROAD. Roads shouldn't be devoted just to cars but should give space for the majority of Filipinos who take public transport. All images from Tony Oposa