The environmental history of the Philippines
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- Fueling Encroachment
- By Robert Weissman, Multinational Monitor,
April 1994. The Mt. Apo geothermal project violates a
mountain held sacred by the Lumad peoples of
Mindanao. About the project and the Lumads.
- Fishermen dump rotten fish on DENR
- By Michael Lim Ubac, Philippine Daily
Inquirer, 11 October 1997. Fisherfolk yesterday
dumped rotten fish in front of the building of the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources to protest
the Mining Act of 1995 and the fish kills and
environmental degradation caused by the laws of on mineral
- In light of torpedo fiasco, junk VFA groups
call on senate to reject VFA
- BAYAN news release, 28 September 1998. Reacting to media
reports that two U.S.-made torpedoes discovered in Bicol
waters in 1995 and 1996 continue to be a threat to the
communities storing these weapons, the Junk VFA Movement
and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) today warned that
such will become a common occurence once the Visiting
Forces Agreement (VFA) is ratified by the Senate.
- U.S. military bases leave a toxic
- IPS, Asia Times, 2 April 1999. The
U.S. military is long gone from its bases in the
Philippines but a toxic legacy of polluted water, soil and
air is still very much in evidence and threatens the
health of people living near old
U.S. facilities—Clark Air Force Base and the Subic
Bay Naval Base.
- Weak laws in Philippines exacerbates
- By Michael A. Bengwayan, The Earth Times,
23 February 2001. The Philippine forests are rapidly
disappearing. By 2025, there may be no virgin forests. The
worsening poverty caused by inadequate and ruined natural
resources are real. The rate of deforestation in the
country is among the highest in the world.