ATM, green groups back Baguilat, Hontiveros, Diokno, and de Lima senatorial bid
Press Release | February 3, 2021 | Alyansa Tigil Mina
Alyansa Tigil Mina and allied environmental groups threw their support behind the senatorial bid of four green champions in an online green sortie where the groups publicly declared their endorsement of Cong. Teddy Baguilat, Sen. Risa Hontiveros, Atty. Chel Diokno, and Senator Leila de Lima.
Jaybee Garganera, ATM National Coordinator, said the four senators are the first senatoriables ATM is endorsing, as they have been known champions of green bills, particularly the Alternative Minerals Management Bill.
As incumbent legislators, Cong. Baguilat, Sen. Hontiveros, and Sen. De Lima have proposed the legislation of the AMMB, which aims to rationalize mining towards national development while protecting the rights and interests of communities.
Atty. Diokno, on the other hand, has been a long-time ally of environmental groups in protecting the environment as well as defending community leaders standing up for environmental and human rights.
The groups believe that, together, the four green champions can lead the legislation of green bills in the Senate and ensure that the environment and communities are prioritized. Watch the live here: https://fb.watch/aYaVk1IZPF/ #BanOpenPitMining
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