Groups commemorating the 19th year of the passage of the country’s law on large-scale mining opposed a Congress bill passed yesterday which allowed changes in the Philippine Constitution such as lifting foreign ownership restrictions.
The increasing need for energy globally has apparently also lead energy producers to a “fossil fuel addiction”, with coal energy becoming the “single biggest source of carbon emissions globally”, said the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission.
Government may find it an “expensive emergency measure” to put up coal-fired power plants to address the power crises in the country but more especially in Mindanao, the country’s climate change lead negotiator in the United Nations said.
“The P40, 000 per family demand of Abbat is enough for a family of six to their daily subsistence,” Simbajon added
He said that, “(I)f this situation will go further and the victims remain victims, they will be the ones calling for Aquino’s ouster.”
The Philippine government thanked donors all over the world simultaneously in billboards all over the world during the 3rd month anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda last February 8—a move which a relief group found ironic as they saw the state of poverty and neglect among survivors here.
By Mart D. Sambalud Davao Today KAPALONG, Davao del Norte—More than 200 students of private and public secondary schools here…
Allowing the coal-fired power plant to operate in the city will harm local fresh water source and residents, according to aid group Balsa Mindanao.
A power company here wants the “favorable endorsement” of the Davao City Council as it plans to increase the generating capacity of its coal-fired power plant but members of civil society vowed to block this plan saying they were not convinced of the environmental protection and safeguard to health.
Compostela Valley province has been declared under state of calamity Tuesday afternoon by virtue of SP Resolution No. 244 series of 2014 as endorsed by its provincial officials in a special session held today.
Maria Duayna said although village officials gave them advance notice, they still left their village with little preparation.