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Anti-mining and rights groups made the pledge during the 11th General Assembly of Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) on November 17
“As we appeal for prayers and material assistance for the indigenous people and communities, we call on everyone to save our forests and seas”
Royalty shares are supposed to be provided by mining companies to communities as reparation for the damage they cause to natural ecosystems
Bishop Socrates Mesiona of the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa expressed concerns that the decision may be reversed at any time.
The demonstrators will also gather for Mass at the cathedral, with Bishop Crispin Varquez as the main presider.
The report warned that an estimated 140 million children will still be trapped in child labor by 2025, if measures are not taken seriously
A writ of kalikasan is a legal remedy designed for the protection of one's constitutional right to a healthy environment
They called on authorities to make efforts to protect the country’s “last ecological frontier” from further environmental destruction