The Roy Cimatu-Carlos Dominguez Link to the Oligarchy

As if Gina Lopez’s rejection as Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary was not painful enough, President Duterte landed a bigger blow to progressive ideals by appointing a retired military general with a chequered history to replace her.

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Meet the Hardworkers

One of the many attributes of President Rodrigo Duterte is his ability to work tirelessly on pressing matters. He famously claimed that he works until midnight, disregarding normal business hours. 

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Change of Heart

Environmentalists became excited when President Rodrigo Duterte affirmed Environmental Secretary Gina Lopez’ decision to close down several mining companies for environmental violations. So just imagine their disappointment when the head-of-state recently had a change of heart on illegal mining. The Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Gina Lopez cemented her status as a crusader for […]

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The Fighter for the Environment

When it comes to protecting the environment, there seems to be no enemy worse than large-scale mining firms. They are rarely scrutinized for their environmental record and in those limited instances that they do, they writhe their way out of hefty consequences thanks to big-money defense teams and their connections in the political world. At times […]

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Jobs v.s. Conservation: Palawan’s Nickelodeon Theme Park

This week, Viacom International Media, parent company of the popular children’s television network Nickelodeon announced a lucrative project in the Philippines that left Filipinos with a bittersweet reaction. The multinational corporation plans to invest $150 million on a 400-hectare Nickelodeon-branded, “underwater themed” tourist resort which will be built on the iconic and world-renowned Coron beaches. The […]

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