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fuels, electric power, alternative energy sources

Statements: Fight the impending menace to the environment

We oppose the construction of the coal-fired power plants in Luna, La Union, and in Sual, Pangasinan, and the utilization of coal in all parts of the country. The 1,200 MW coal-fired plant of Team Energy in Barangay Pangascasan, Sual, the biggest in the country, is more than the people and environment of Ilocos can handle. We say, enough with the pollution, enough with the health risk, and enough with corporate greed!

Statements: Opposing large dams

Land is life for indigenous peoples. Land does not only mean the ground where they build houses, hunt and do agricultural work. The ancestral domain includes rivers and all the resources and creatures that thrive therein. Large dams that are planned to be built by this administration pose serious threats to the rivers and ancestral land of indigenous peoples.

Women’s Front: Silence is never an option

Good morning. I am Alma Sinumlag, a Kalinga-Igorot, one of the IP groups in the Cordillera, Philippines. Our region has been dubbed as the watershed cradle of the Northern Philippines, the food basket and so many other terminologies that promote its rich natural resources.

Dam idiay Naguillian, supsupiaten ti TIMUN

NAGUILIAN, La Union — Supsupiaten ti Timpuyog ti Marigrigat nga Umili ti Naguilian (TIMUN) ti panakaispasdek ti maysa a mini-hydroelectric dam iti Naguilian River. Mamati ti TIMUN a nu mapalubusan, mangipaay daytoy ti peggad iti biag ken nakaro a didigra iti pangkabiagan ti umili.

Opposing the Alimit Dam project

Residents of Barangay Dulao, Lagawe, Ifugao are in opposition to the Alimit Hydropower Complex, a giant energy project that will ‘destroy the river and their livelihood.’

Youthspeak: Will Dulao be damned again?

During a Green Youth Ifugao (GYI) outreach to Dulao, one of the far flung barangays in Lagawe, I couldn’t help but notice the beauty and simplicity of not just of the community but of their school. Dulao Elementary School, aside from not having a library, is a typical barangay based school striving to cater to all of its 170 pupils. With so many students you would not think it would be located in a remote and difficult place to access.

Deadlock in FPIC process for new Chico Dam

BAGUIO CITY — The free prior and informed consent (FPIC) process for a proposed Chico river hydrpower project in Kalinga is now in an impasse after the proponent and some affected indigenous people and land owners reached a “deadlock”.

China-funded water, energy infra to displace more communities

QUEZON CITY — Business projects oblivious to human communities are a trademark of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other globalization platforms, advocacy groups said Monday. Shortly after the conclusion of the 31st ASEAN Summit, indigenous peoples, and water and energy rights advocates slammed China-funded water and energy projects under President Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” economy, which are projected to displace thousands of families.

Sandugo condemns Duterte admin

MANILA — In the 2nd assembly of Sandugo, national minorities (NMs), or Indigenous peoples and moros from all over the country condemned the Duterte administration for turning its back on his campaign promises and unleashing fascist attacks on their communities.

Kalingas support unity declaration against dams

TABUK CITY — About a hundred participants from different affected communities, youth and advocates signed the declaration of unities to oppose two proposed hydro-electric projects in the province during a forum on hydro-dams held at Tamcpo Inn and Training Center, Appas, Tabuk City last August 12, 2017.

Tabuk City dads hold hearing on hydro power project

TABUK CITY — The City Legislative body conducted a probe on the proposed Upper Tabuk Hydro Power Project (UTHP) after their regular session last July 31, 2017 (Monday) at Councilor Alunday’s Farm, Talama hills, Bulanao, Tabuk in audience with the proponent groups and oppositionists.

Kalinga farmers reaffirm opposition to hydro power project

TABUK CITY — The Timpuyog ti Mannalon ti Kalinga (TMK) a federation of farmers submitted their position paper and petition to the Sangguniang Panlungsod last July 17, 2017 against the revival of the Upper Tabuk Hydro Power Project (UTHP) along the Tanudan River within the ancestral domain of the Minanga Tribe in Barangay Dupag, here.