Conquering Evil with Good CBCP Pastoral Statement “Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.” Romans 12:21 Our dear People of God, Peace be with you. We are aware that many of you have been wondering why your bishops have kept a collective silence over many disturbing issues, about which you may have felt you urgently needed our spiritual and pastoral guidance. Forgive us for the length of time that it took us to find our collective voice. We too needed to be g
ATM joins No Burn Pilipinas and Ecowaste Coalition in demanding action for Clean Air. Mining-affected communities are direct victims of air pollution as open-pit mining produces dust and air pollution that blankets houses and rice fields and contaminated rivers and irrigation systems. We have witnessed these in Nueva Vizcaya, Zambales, Palawan, Masbate, Surigao Del Sur and Agusan Del Norte. We also stand in solidarity with the victims of the mine disaster in Brazil who were s
ATM Statement January 29, 2019 Senate of the Philippines ATM Statement on the passage of a new mining tax bill at Senate The Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) is an alliance of more than a hundred people’s organizations, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), national environmental groups, Church groups and academic institutions who have decided to collectively challenge the aggressive promotion of large-scale mining in the Philippines through policy and advocacy works. Congress has gif
Wishing the entire WAMA family a very happy new year. As we get motivated to renew and strengthen our work and movement in 2019, let us also relive some moments from the action- packed year that has been 2018. And so, we present to you the second issue of our newsletter, which summarises the events from the last three months, i.e October- December 2018.
1. Food not Mines: Food (UN) Fair in Philippines (October 2018) On 12th October 2018, a food fair was orga
GREEN ADVOCATES CALL FOR ‘CLEAN, GREEN’ ELECTIONS Candidates urged to veer away from waste, violence and embrace green platform
Civil society organizations gathered to call for a ‘clean and green’ election season, urging candidates to minimize waste, refrain from ‘dirty’ tactics such as political violence, as well as pledge to support genuinely positive reforms on many thematic issues on the environment, climate, and development. “The Green Thumb Coalition (GTC) - the larges