Myanmar-Philippines: Exchange for peace and peoples’ defence of land

Myanmar-Philippines: Exchange for peace and peoples’ defence of land

In January 2019, communities resisting mining in Myanmar and the Philippines met to exchange knowledge, strategies and skills for defence of land and alternatives to extractivism, as part of YLNM’s global community-to-community exchange programme. YLNM Regional Coordinator for S.E.Asia, Enteng Bautista, reports. See similar reports from YLNM community exchanges in...

Philippines: Green group calls for immediate enforcement of suspension, closure orders on 26 large-scale mines

Philippines: Green group calls for immediate enforcement of suspension, closure orders on 26 large-scale mines

YLNM member group Kalikasan PNE are calling on the Philippine Department for Environment and Natural Resources to close 21 large-scale mines as part of a major effort to tackle predatory extractivism in the Philippines. The mining companies should pay for the damage they have caused, say Kalikasan.   PRESS RELEASE 02...

Filipino environmentalists join global protests to demand justice for Honduran activist Berta Caceres

Filipino environmentalists join global protests to demand justice for Honduran activist Berta Caceres

Kalikasan PNE is a member organisation of the Yes to Life, No to Mining network. They have long been stalwart activists for the rights and safety of community and environmental defenders and have been leading the charge of actions in response to the murder of Berta Caceres last month. The...

At COP21, the people and future generations will be failed once again

At COP21, the people and future generations will be failed once again

Originally published by New Internationalist. As many people anticipated, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) – deemed the last chance for an urgent agreement to address climate change – is at the brink of failing the people and future generations once again....

Protesters demand Aquino government close mines linked to paramilitaries

Protesters demand Aquino government close mines linked to paramilitaries

Press release by YLNM partner group Kalikasan PNE.   11 November 2015 Quezon City, Metro Manila—Over 200 indigenous Lumad protesters were joined by environmental activists under the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) in a picket action held today at the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) central office,...

#StopLumadKillings | Philippine Groups protest mining conference

#StopLumadKillings | Philippine Groups protest mining conference

Originally posted by Bulatlat . 16/09/2015. Igorots from Nueva Vizcaya and Lumads from Mindanao joined green groups to condemn the impunity of mining companies implicated in plunder, pollution and militarization (Photo by Kalikasan PNE/Bulatlat.com) MANILA – Environmentalist and indigenous groups protested outside the annual gathering of the Chamber of Mines in...

International People’s Conference on Mining 2015: A call for global solidarity against destructive mining

International People’s Conference on Mining 2015: A call for global solidarity against destructive mining

Originally published on Bulatlat.com by Clemente Bautista, director of Kalikasan PNE.   Unified in addressing various people’s concerns on destructive mining across the globe, various environmental advocates, campaigners, and grassroots leaders worldwide will be launching the International People’s Conference on Mining 2015 (IPCM) in Quezon City, Philippines from July 30...

Philippines: Environmentalists hold protest-dialogue to reject multinational mining in Lobo

Philippines: Environmentalists hold protest-dialogue to reject multinational mining in Lobo

Press release by Kalikasan PNE on 17/07/15.   Around 500 protesters from Lobo, Batangas trooped today in front of DENR main office to demand the disapproval of the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) application of and nullify the mining permit of Mindoro Resources Limited-Egerton Gold Philippines (MRL-Egerton) in Lobo, Batangas.  ...

People’s Victory – Environmentalists hail exit of mining giant in Tampakan

People’s Victory – Environmentalists hail exit of mining giant in Tampakan

Originally published on bulatlat.com by Dee Ayroso   The environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) hailed the exit of the Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore from the $5.9 billion Tampakan copper-gold project in Mindanao, calling it “a victory for the people.” “Glencore, potentially the largest mining project...

Mining Affected Peoples to Unite at International Peoples Conference on Mining, Manila 2015

Mining Affected Peoples to Unite at International Peoples Conference on Mining, Manila 2015

This July an assembly of global participants representing mining-affected communities, indigenous peoples, national campaigners, Church workers, lawyers, legislators, artists, alternative media practitioners, environmental activists, scientists and national support organisations will meet in Manila, Philippines, to unite in resistance against destructive mining. Book your place at the International Peoples Conference on Mining...