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Guns, goons and garbage: Illegal waste dump threatens violence on peaceful...

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 11:26

Manila— PhilEco, the company which owns the illegal waste dump in Manila Bay’s Pier 18, has pulled out guns and has threatened to shoot peaceful environmental activists involved in a non-violent protest to shut down their polluting facility.

Illegal dumpsite in Manila Bay shut down by Greenpeace, EcoWaste Coalition

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 8:32

Manila—Early this morning activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia, crew from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, and members of EcoWaste Coalition shut down Pier 18, an illegal dumpsite, operating on the shores of Manila Bay.

On the 2013 State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III

Press release | July 23, 2013 at 17:48

We are gravely disappointed with the President’s statement on energy. While he claims support for renewable energy, he contradicts himself by poking fun at the same. He continues to use antiquated arguments that the coal industry uses to slam...

Comprehensive rehab of Manila Bay is possible, necessary

Press release | July 23, 2013 at 11:44

Manila —The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, arrived today in Manila Bay amid calls for a comprehensive rehab of the country’s most famous body of water. The call came as scientists from the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute...

Thousands rally in Bicol to “defend the oceans” against illegal fishing

Press release | July 20, 2013 at 8:00

Donsol, Sorsogon Province —Today, more than a thousand people marched in Bicol province in a rally meant to “defend the oceans” from illegal and destructive fishing.

Greenpeace, BFAR vow to end illegal fishing, “the scourge of Philippine seas”

Press release | July 19, 2013 at 23:16

Pio Duran, Albay — Greenpeace and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) today vowed to end illegal fishing, which they said was the “scourge of the Philippine seas.”

Climate change to devastate Philippine Seas; Greenpeace proposes Roadmap to Recovery

Press release | July 12, 2013 at 11:15

Dumaguete City — Climate change will severely devastate the Philippines’ rich marine ecosystems, Greenpeace and scientists from Silliman University-Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences (SU-IEMS) and Coastal Conservation and Education...

Artists and activists scaling Shard in Arctic protest

Press release | July 11, 2013 at 16:51

London -- A group of artists and activists has evaded security guards at the base of the Shard and is now climbing up the outside of Western Europe’s tallest sky-scraper. If the six women reach the top - 310m above the pavement - they will...

Ocean Defender Tour starts in one of the country’s oldest marine sanctuaries

Press release | July 9, 2013 at 12:08

Apo Island, Dauin, Negros Oriental – The largest ship in the Greenpeace fleet, Esperanza, arrived today in Apo Island, home to one of the country’s oldest community-managed marine reserves, to mark the start of its three week journey from the...

Greenpeace to FDA: There is no proof that GMOs are safe

Press release | July 5, 2013 at 12:32

Manila — Greenpeace today rubbished claims made by the Food and Drug Administration that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the market “have met international food standards and are safe as and as nutritious as the food derived from...

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