Polluters of the environment, including big business and government officials, will be guaranteed to face criminal charges if activists get their way and Philippine legislators pass a bill being prepared for them to grant rights to nature. Church and environmental activists ended a nationwide caravan in Manila on June 5, World Environment Day, to dramatize their call for the passage of a “rights of nature” law. Rather than treating nature as property under the law, “rights of nature” acknowledges that nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles.
LUNGSOD NG NAGA, Hunyo 5 (PIA) Mainit na tinanggap sa lalawigan ng Camarines ang grupo ng Sakay, Lakad, at Layag para sa Sangnilikha o SALAKYAG Caravan 2018 Linggo ng hapon mula lungsod ng Legazpi. Ang naturang martsa ay nagsimula sa Zamboanga noong Mayo 28. Dumaan ang mga ito sa Caritas-Caceres Development Center sa Barangay Cadlan, Pili, Camarines Sur at tumuloy sa Holy Rosary Minor Seminary sa Lungsod ng Naga Sinalubongsila ni Caritas-Caceres Director Fr. Mark Real ng Arkidyoses ng Caceres. Isang banal na misa ang inialay para sa mapayapang paglalakbay ng naturang grupo.
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Tiniyak ng grupo ng mga relihiyoso sa bansa na susubaybayan nito ang nangyayaring rehabilitasyon sa isla ng Boracay. Ginawa ni Sr Cris Lucero ng Association of Major Religious in the Philippines ang pahayag kasabay ng pagsisimula ng Salakyag o Sakay, Lakad at Layag ng grupong Philippine Misereor Partnership na may layuning kondenahin ang patuloy na pagkasira ng kalikasan dahil sa mga minahan at paninira sa kagubatan.
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has urged the public to be more responsible in managing garbage since waste, particularly plastic, can be devastating for marine biodiversity. Plastics are non-biodegradable materials, which do not decay. Once discarded, plastics are likely to end up in oceans after being washed down from rivers and toilets or blown by wind from dumpsites.
Environmentalists conclude the ”Salakyag para sa Sangnilikha,” a nationwide caravan for the protection and preservation of the environment in Manila on World Environment Day, Tuesday. The caravan pushed for the passage of pending ‘green’ policies to protect the environment and encourage resource conservation.
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Environment groups on Tuesday blasted the “hypocrisy” of government to drumbeat the closure of Boracay island as a measure to protect the environment, while elsewhere, it has allowed mining companies to plunder the country’s natural resources “with impunity”. Anti-mining group Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) expressed dismay over the “blatant inaction” of Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu on complaints against mining companies operating in various sites in the country, while rushing to shut down Boracay.