Monday, January 9, 2012
MANILA, January 9, 2012—The string of environmental disasters happening in the country prompted the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) to again urge its member-schools to continue the campaign against mining in Palawan and other key biodiversity areas in the country.
“In the face of these disasters, the call for the government to take a stand for the people, to end the wanton destruction of our country’s natural resources, and to end the greediness of some that end to the suffering of many, is now more urgent and critical,” CEAP said in its website.
“If you agree and believe in this advocacy, we need you to sign again the petition against mining,” it added.
The group urged the public to access the link http://no2mininginpalawan.com/ for more information on the issue.
Recent environmental disasters include the landslide in Compostela Valley that killed small-scale miners and the typhoon ‘Sendong’ which killed thousands of people in rampaging flash floods and left hundreds missing. (Jandel Posion)
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