300 environmental activists headed by Zambales local people’s organization Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz (CCOS) will march from Zambales to Mendiola from April 29 to April 30 to call on the provincial  and national government to stop the mining activities in the province.

The caravan will start in Sta. Cruz, Zambales and will end in Mendiola for a protest that will be followed by an environmental concert.

 Among the caravan’s stops are Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 3, DENR National Office, Commission on Human Rights and Office of the Ombudsman.

 “We demand accountability from the national government in its continued indifference to the plight of the people and neglect of the environment.” said Dr. Ben Molino, Chairperson of CCOS.

 “We demand from the government to not only reverse the lifting of the suspension but to call for the total cancellation of existing mining contracts and filing of administrative and civil charges against responsible government officials.” asserted Molino.

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sapat dapatThe Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. Invites you to join our search for the 1st individual, organization or cluster to be the face of our SAPAT Lifestyle Campaign through the SAPAT DAPAT! Contest.

The contest mechanics are as follows;

1. Member of the PMPI network may NOMINATE an individual, group, organization or cluster for the monthly winners. The nomination is done via the following:

  • Email
  • Text Messaging (after your nomination we will get in touch with you to learn more about the candidate)
  • Facebook Messaging

2. Write us a short message/information on why you are nominating the individual, organization or the cluster.

3. State what practice does the individual, organization or cluster is demonstrating that displays a SAPAT DAPAT! Lifestyle.

4. The secretariat will then inform the individual, organization or the cluster that they have been nominated for the SAPAT DAPAT! Lifestyle and will conduct a short interview via phone, land line or mobile, whichever is convenient.

5. There might be a visit from the communication unit of the PMPI Secretariat to conduct an interview and take photos and/or videos and of the practice.

REMEMBER: The practice can be as simple as recycling or taking care of a small garden in the office. *

There will be monthly winners starting May up until March 2016 (the month of the PMPI General Assembly) Upon nomination, the individual, group, organization or cluster will be judged according to the following:

1. The individual/ organization/ cluster should have a clear definition (it can be through articulation or action) of what SAPAT LIFESTYLE is.

2. The SAPAT DAPAT! Practice should be CONSISTENT AND EASY TO REPLICATE.

3. Upon winning the monthly contest, the individual/ group/cluster should be ready because the secretariat might conduct a spot check and video documentation of their practice.

GOOD NEWS.

If you are not yet practicing or conducting any SAPAT DAPAT! Lifestyle practice but wishes to join or be nominated, you can start having your practice as early as now because this is a year-long event!

MORE GOOD NEWS!

Monthly winner will receive the following;

1. Certificate of Recognition for the designated month.

2. One thousand pesos worth of Organic Products from PMPI partner organizations.

3. A story about their organization and their best practice published in PMPI’s website and FB Page. The story will then be part of the ‘SAPAT DAPAT’ Publication.

4. A chance to be 2016’s SAPAT DAPAT Lifestyle Winner.

*Announcement of Winners will be on the last week of the month.

FOR THE 2016 WINNER.

1. SAPAT DAPAT Trophy.

2. A cover story about their organization and their best practice published in PMPI’s website and FB Page. The story will then be part of the ‘SAPAT DAPAT’ Publication.

3. A full video documentary of their organization’s sustainable practice which they can use in the promotion of their organization.

4. Be the FACE of SAPAT DAPAT! LIFESTYLE CAMPAIGN, where in the organization will be given the opportunity to share or present their practice to the network and the public as a successful example of an individual, group, organization or cluster that makes the world a better place through sustainable lifestyle.

You may download the SAPAT DAPAT MECHANICS here.

PMPI’S CONCERNS REGARDING THE EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND USE (EDU) OF NATURAL RESOURCES UNDER THE REGIME OF THE DRAFT BASIC BANGSAMORO LAW (BBL)

Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) supports the creation of the Bangsamoro Government and all the processes leading to its realization. As part of the continuing peace process, we believe that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is a big step in the right direction toward achieving lasting peace and development in Mindanao as the Bangsamoro will eventually be transformed into a political reality and hopefully will increase the momentum for the economic empowerment of the Bangsamoro people. This is a significant and crucial process that we as a nation should collectively take part with greater resolve and creativity.

With this imperative, PMPI continues to engage the process by providing platform for dialogue and transformative action. As a network of more than 300 faith-based organizations, CSOs, and people’s organizations, PMPI values the promotion of total human development anchored on the principles of sustainable development, human rights, peace based on justice, good governance, and gender fairness. One of the major advocacies of PMPI is the stewardship of our natural resources which recognizes our individual and collective right to the beneficial use of our natural resources with the correlative duty to manage, enhance and conserve it for future generations. This should be accompanied by a clear rules and processes on access and benefit sharing that is inclusive, non-discriminatory, transparent and accountable.

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