Kalikasan - People's Network for the Environment
Environmental and human rights groups held a protest action at the Supreme Court and Department of Justice today in support of abducted anti-reclamation activists Jonila Castro and Jhed Tamano, decrying the “slow movement” of a petition filed by Castro and Tamano last year praying for the writs of amparo and habeas data.
Environmental and human rights groups expressed their concern over the controversial New Manila International Airport (NMIA) project to United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Climate Change and Human Rights Ian Fry, in line with his official visit to the Philippines this week.
Today, after 14 years, the SC declared that the JSMU violated the Constitution for allowing wholly-owned foreign corporations to explore the country’s natural resources without observing the safeguards provided in Section 2, Article XII of the 1987 Constitution. It voted 12-2-1.
Kalikasan PNE lambasted the Marcos Jr. administration for failing even to recognize the ‘dire’ situation of environmental activists in the country. Alongside the other groups in the EDC, they called for impartial investigations into the continued attacks, including the indiscriminate military operations affecting entire communities.