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Environmental group echo farmers’ call: ‘Protect PH coconut industry!’

Environmental Coalition Green Convergence held the 351st installment of the monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum about the state of the Philippine coconut industry and alternatives to help the coconut farmers on June 21, 2019 (Friday) at Kamayan Restaurant, EDSA, Mandaluyong City. Quezon Province’s Samahan ng Magniniyog ng Burdeos President Edison Agarao stressed, “Among the challenges being faced by the coconut farmers are the lowering of coconut product price, market inaccessibility, stiff competition versus other oil products especially palm oil, inaccessibility to technology, and lack of government support.” The negative state is......

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Environmental forum: ‘Go for ecological agriculture practices!’

Environmental forum: ‘Go for ecological agriculture practices!’

Environmental Coalition Green Convergence held the 350th installment of the monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum about alternatives to intensive agriculture and achieving food security on May 17, 2019 (Friday) at Kamayan Restaurant, EDSA, Mandaluyong City. Green Convergence President Dr. Angelina Galang emphasized that “agriculture has almost permanently gone to mass farming methods.” “While this has arguably contributed to food security,” Galang said, “it resulted in a common perception that plants used in farming...


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“Cha-Cha” gets heavy beating at forum

“Cha-Cha” gets heavy beating at forum

“The proposed Cha-Cha is anti-Filipino in the sense that it is removing protectionist provisions enshrined in the 1987 Constitution that ensure our right to be in control of our resources.” This was the opening salvo of Bayan Muna General Counsel Atty. Cris Yambot at the 348th session of the monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum, which tackled the proposed Charter Change (Cha-Cha) that would shift the Philippines to a federal form of government. “Furthermore,”...


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Green Convergence forum tackle effectiveness of ecobricks

Green Convergence forum tackle effectiveness of ecobricks

Environmental coalition Green Convergence held the 347th installment of the monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum last February 15, 2019 at Kamayan Restaurant, EDSA, Mandaluyong City. Resource speakers included Lou Arsenio of Ecobricks Philippines, Chairman Rolly Datiles of Barangay Bagumbuhay, Quezon City and Juvy Serafin of the Solid Waste Management Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The forum scrutinized the two versions of ecobricks – (1) plastic bottle containers stuffed with...


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Calendar of Activities: March 2019

Calendar of Activities: March 2019

    GC CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MARCH 2019 DATE ACTIVITY March 6-8     Green Convergence Strategic Planning   March 12       Tribute for Gani Serrano of PRRM   4:00 pm Earth Day Network Mother Ignacia Street cor. Dr. Lascano Street, Quezon City March 12       4th State of the Humanitarian System   1:00 PM-4:00 PM Luxent Hotel, 51 Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City Contact Person: Loreine dela Cruz,...


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Letter of Support for the Mangyan Communities

Letter of Support for the Mangyan Communities

January 22, 2019 HON. ROY A. CIMATU Secretary Department of Environment and Natural Resources Dear Secretary Cimatu, Isang makakalikasang pagbati! We, participants of the Kamayan para sa Kalikasan Forum held last January 18, 2019 at Kamayan Restaurant on EDSA, echo the call of the Mangyans in Mindoro that they be involved in decision- making processes affecting their communities. In 2015, when Typhoon Nona struck Mindoro, the towns of Naujan, Victoria and Baco suffered from...


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GC to PH gov’t: ‘Respect rights of IPs; no to false environmental solutions!’

GC to PH gov’t: ‘Respect rights of IPs; no to false environmental solutions!’

Environmental coalition Green Convergence held “Landslides: Today’s Recurrent Nightmare,” at its monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum. Resource speakers included Rodne Galicha of Climate Reality Philippines and Mangyan representatives from Mindoro Virgilio “Ka Mot” Bunsoy and Alangan tribe leader Librada “Ka Badang” Isidro. They discussed the current environmental situation of Mindoro and the disasters that it regularly experiences related to flooding and landslides caused by mining and mountainside blasting. Galicha showed the rich biodiversity...


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Green Convergence’s Galang: “Update PH communal forest policy!”

Green Convergence’s Galang: “Update PH communal forest policy!”

Environmental Coalition Green Convergence held the 345th installment of the monthly Kamayan Para sa Kalikasan Forum last December 21, 2018 at Kamayan Restaurant, EDSA, Mandaluyong City. Resource speakers included forester Amie Rabang of the Forest Management Bureau and Liberty Talastas-Bituin, a member of the indigenous people in the Cordilleras.  They discussed Communal Forest and the status of its implementation. Rabang stated that “there are 649 assigned communal forests all over the Philippines designated through...


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