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The Struggle Deep in the Forests of the Philippines

Last week, 350 Pilipinas coordinator, Zeph Repollo, was part of an international solidarity mission to a remote village of the Dulangan People in Mindanao, Philippines.     I’m writing this note from the lush, forest-clad Daguma Mountain Ranges of Mindanao, Philippines, where the indigenous Dulangan People are in a dangerous struggle against logging and mining corporations encroaching... (More...)
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Struggling on Dangerous Ground

Written by Val De Guzman   According to a recent report published by Global Witness, the Philippines is not only the second most dangerous place for journalists, it is also the second deadliest country for environmental activists. According to the report they released last June 20, entitled On Dangerous Ground, documented that 185 killings of... (More...)
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Hunger pangs of starving farmers met by a barrage of bullets

On the morning of April 1, 2016 police forces opened fire at some 5,000 farmers and indigenous Lumad demanding relief and subsidies for farm communities who have been intensely affected by the El Nino dry spell in Kidapawan City. 350 Pilipinas condemns the violent dispersal of protesting farmers, which has resulted in the death of... (More...)
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20,000 Haiyan survivors demand: ‘Our survival is non-negotiable’

TACLOBAN, Philippines – Despite heavy rainfall, 20,000 survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Haiyan) marched at ‘ground zero’ days before the second anniversary of the world’s most powerful typhoon to ever make landfall, only comparable to the recent ‘Patricia’. The march intends to hold the administration of President Noynoy Aquino accountable for the... (More...)
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Stop TPPA: We need people’s solutions not corporate pollution

The international climate movement, 350.org, urges governments present at the APEC Climate Change Summit to take bold leadership by stopping the TPPA (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement). Leaked documents revealed that TPPA would allow private corporations to directly sue governments in private and non-transparent trade tribunals over laws and policies if corporations consider they would reduce... (More...)
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Philippines to Paris: Our survival is not negotiable

We often imagine weekends as leisure time spent with family and friends. The opposite was true for the people residing in Northern Luzon, Philippines as they spent their weekend tending to their loved ones’ safety as the category 4 super typhoon Koppu (Lando) arrived, bringing widespread flooding and lashing winds. The typhoon made landfall on... (More...)
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People Over Profits: #StopLumadKillings

A new norm for terror is inflicted on the Lumad people who stand to defend their ancestral lands from corporate mining interests. Today, there are 680 Lumads internally displaced in Davao City having left their terrorized communities in Bukidnon, Mindanao. In Surigao del Sur, more than 3000  individuals sought refuge in a ballfield at the Provincial... (More...)
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The one when coal keeps burning me

Here’s an update from one of the participants  in a recently conducted exposure trip to coal mines in Quang Ninh Province. You know that tingling in your skin when seeing a sublime vista destroyed by this species called Homo sapiens? Man, how much I hate that feeling. Although in this day and age, when a... (More...)
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