“Ban on new mining agreements should be part of climate change mitigation,” said Dionito Cabillas, convenor of the ecumenical group Isaiah Ministry
The signature campaign aims to convince the provincial government to reverse its endorsement of dirty energy projects
“The brave stance of the local government ... is a win not only of the people of Mindanao, of the rights of nature, but also of accountability in governance”
The grave disregard of this government toward the welfare of poor communities and the environment will result in many more disasters, especially now that the climate crisis is getting worse.
Militant fisherfolk group on January 12 staged a protest action against the lifting of the ban on open-pit mining, which the group described as a “major environmental disaster in the making.”