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Communities unite against Nickel Asia subsidiary

More than 300 participants attended the Aywanan Environment and Mining Summit held on August 24 at the St. Mary’s School Gym in Sagada Mountain Province where they made a united stand and plan of action against the mining applications of the Cordillera Exploration Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation, covering more than 60,000 hectares in the Cordillera and Ilocos Sur province.

Baguio discourages would-be buyers of city lot assigned to GSIS

No business enterprise would have its name smeared for having destroyed Baguio’s pine forest beside the Baguio Convention Center for the sake of profit. This emerging view may yet save the man-made pinestand amidst renewed apprehension of city residents and visitors over the refusal of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to sell the lot to the city so that it be preserved for posterity.

IPRA failed to protect IPs

BAGUIO CITY — An Ibaloi and indigenous people’s leader here said that the Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA) failed to protect the rights of indigenous peoples over their ancestral land and right to self-determination.

Benguet capital wants control over communal forests

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The town council of this capital town approved on August 23 a resolution asking the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to devolve to the local government the management of the town’s four communal forests.

Greenies submit NL envi report to DENR Asec

BAGUIO CITY — Green Groups in North Luzon presented their researches to DENR Assistant secretary Juan Miguel Cuna in the 1st Cordillera Environment Summit of the Environment Management Bureau at the Crown Legacy Hotel in Baguio City last Wednesday, July 27.

Envi group calls on people to unite vs plunder of envi

VIGAN CITY — The Ilocos Network for the Environment (Defend Ilocos) calls on the people of the region to unite against corporate greed and environmental plunder. According to Defend Ilocos, only the people can expose and fight policies that provide freedom for corporations to exploit and plunder nature for profit.

Envi watch wary of compradors around Duterte

VIGAN CITY — The Ilocos Network for the Environment (Defend Ilocos) on June 2 expressed apprehensions regarding individuals and families associated with mining and logging corporations around President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

Corporate logging, mining foils tree planting efforts

BAGUIO CITY — Forest destruction will remain unabated despite millions of trees being planted if extractive projects of powerful and rich corporations are allowed to continue, according to an environmental group in northern Luzon.