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DENR Assessment of the Rapu-Rapu Polymetallic Project

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 8:00

The exploitation of a country’s mineral resources can only be justified if it does not irreparably damage the environment and if it benefits the community and the nation as a whole. This is beyond all argument. The mine tailings spills that...

Findings and recommendations of the Fact-Finding Commission on the Mining Operations...

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 8:00

This is the comprehensive fact-finding report of the Rapu-Rapu Fact- Finding Commission submitted to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Mining in Rapu Rapu: A Countdown to Disaster

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 12:48

In the Philippines,Bicol’s immensely beautiful marine environment and its fragile sea creatures face a grave threat: toxic pollution and siltation caused by mining operations in Rapu Rapu Island in Albay Province. Local and national groups who...

Fool's Gold: The false economic promises of the Lafayette mining project in Rapu Rapu.

Publication | June 8, 2006 at 8:00

A Report Prepared for Greenpeace Southeast Asia by Risk Asia Consulting, Inc.

Greenpeace Statement on the reopening of Lafayette mine in Rapu Rapu Island, Albay

Press release | February 8, 2007 at 15:20

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Pollution Adjudication Board released today a Permanent Lifting Order on the ban on the mining activities of Lafayette Philippines, Inc. in Rapu Rapu Island, Albay Province.

Greenpeace to sue Sorsogon Gov. Raul Lee
Demands public apology for defamatory...

Press release | October 2, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace said today that they will sue Sorsogon Governor Raul Lee for defamation unless the governor publicly apologizes for misleading statements which he issued in a press statement last 12 August 2006.

Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrives in Cebu at start of Coastal Protection Month

Press release | September 1, 2006 at 8:00

The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza arrives today in Cebu City on the last stop of the Philippine leg of her global Defending our Oceans expedition. The voyage aims to highlight the wonders of, and the environmental threats to, the world's oceans.

Esperanza leads flotilla protest calling for closure of Lafayette mine

Press release | August 23, 2006 at 8:00

After helping mitigate the devastation wrought by the Petron oil spill in Guimaras Island, Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza today led a flotilla in protest against the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette in the Philippines. The Australian...

Waste survey exposes extent of plastic pollution in Manila Bay

Press release | August 16, 2006 at 8:00

Following the arrival of the Greenpeace ship M.Y. Esperanza in Manila as part of the group's global expedition to defend the oceans, the ship’s crew and volunteers from Greenpeace and the Eco-Waste Coalition this morning collected approximately...

Esperanza to tackle pollution in world's centre of marine life

Press release | August 15, 2006 at 8:00

The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza arrived in the Philippines today, on the latest leg of her global Defending Our Oceans expedition to highlight the wonders and the environmental threats to the world's oceans and to campaign for the establishment...

End of Lafayette’s test run marks start of oceans disaster

Press release | August 10, 2006 at 15:32

Greenpeace activists today scaled the roof of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) building in Quezon City and unfurled a giant banner with the words "Lafayette Mining: Countdown to an Oceans Disaster," in protest over the...

Greenpeace statement on the detention of an employee conducting environmental water...

Press release | July 25, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace condemns the police detention of David Andrade, a Greenpeace employee who was apprehended and detained by police while obtaining water samples from Mirikpitik creek in Brgy. Pagcolbon in Rapu Rapu Island early this morning.

Greenpeace statement on the resumption of Lafayette’s operations

Press release | July 11, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Toxics Campaigner Beau Baconguis said: “The countdown to another oceans disaster has begun. The start of the controlled 30-day test run granted to Lafayette by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources...

‘Whale sharks’ protest DENR decision on Lafayette mining

Press release | June 14, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists today took their campaign to the doorsteps of the department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), warning that the government decision to allow the resumption of Lafayette’s mining operations in Rapu Rapu spells...

Lafayette Mining Operations No-Win Situation For Rapu Rapu

Press release | June 8, 2006 at 8:00

A new report launched on World’s Oceans Day today by Greenpeace reveals that a measly PhP2.00 per capita income per day(1) is all Rapu Rapu stands to gain during the seven-year operation of Lafayette’s open pit mining project which will seriously...

Greenpeace Statement on the Rapu Rapu Factfinding Commission Report

Press release | May 19, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia Toxics Campaigner Beau Baconguis said:

Ocean Defender Briefers

Page | July 20, 2013 at 2:30

Southeast Asia’s marine ecosystems are among the world’s richest—and the most threatened. The region is home to the Coral Triangle, one of the most important global centers of marine biodiversity. These waters are home to at least 500 known...

Botong Lunhaw (Green Vote)

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | May 4, 2013

Yesterday, we received a lovely poem written by Jason Occidental, a 5th year BS Computer Engineering student at Ateneo de Davao University. According to Jason, he got so inspired after attending the "Berde Ka Ba?", a Green Electoral...

Delhi High court orders Home Ministry to allow access to Greenpeace India’s domestic...

Press release | May 29, 2015 at 14:32

New Delhi – The Delhi High Court recently ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs to allow access to Greenpeace India’s two main domestic bank accounts, which will let the organisation receive new donations and access the vast majority of its...

Greenpeace Photo Essays

Page | November 10, 2009 at 21:43

Environment and labor groups call for fundamental changes in the Philippine tuna industry

Press release | November 13, 2015 at 15:18

General Santos City, 13 November 2015 – At the country’s tuna capital, environmental group Greenpeace today presented the results of their Tuna Cannery Ranking Report for the Philippines. An initial survey of local tuna canneries, the report...

Greenpeace India faces shutdown in one month

Press release | May 7, 2015 at 15:38

New Delhi - Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival following a wider government crackdown on civil society. The environmental NGO has been left with funds for staff salaries and office costs that will last for just about 30...

Esperanza arrives in Davao

Image gallery | December 11, 2012

Healthy oceans = healthy planet

Blog entry by Mark Dia | June 8, 2015 1 comment

Most of us go about our day not thinking about the vast ocean where we get every second breath we take.  Now more than ever, the old saying that “everything is connected” holds true and with more urgency.   It’s getting quite clear and...

For Independence Day, we want to Break Free

Blog entry by Khevin Yu and Angelica Carballo Pago | June 12, 2018

The many environmental ills that the Philippines is facing now are interlinked and are compounded by other developmental challenges, such as poverty, globalization and shrinking democratic spaces, among other problems. As a developing...

2nd Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 3 of 4)

Video | May 24, 2018 at 12:00

The second in a series of hearings in the Philippines into the responsibility of fossil fuel companies for human rights harms resulting from climate change.

Greenpeace ship M/Y Esperanza to carry relief goods to Mindanao

Press release | December 8, 2012 at 12:31

The Greenpeace ship M/Y Esperanza is leaving the port of Manila today to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Mindanao.

Pep up your Valentine's day with these quirky e-cards

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez and Jenny Tuazon | February 13, 2014

Who says environmental activists can’t pull off pick-up lines? For the mushiest, soppiest time of the year, we rounded up some eco-friendly conversation openers that you can use, whether you’re looking to woo that special someone or...

Year in Review: The Top 12 Facebook Posts

Blog entry by Jezreel Belleza | December 31, 2015

What an amazing year it’s been and we only have you to thank for keeping our social media realms active! Walk down memory lane with us as we look through our monthly posts that had many of you clicking the like, share, and comment...

Beyond rejection

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | May 10, 2017

It was a few minutes past 7 in the evening when environmental and civil society groups held a candlelight vigil in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources central office last Monday. Representatives from different...

More than words...

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 31, 2012

This year was a blast in the Southeast Asian region —  and globally —  as we have achieved a lot which makes us a bit closer to the future we want: a green and peaceful planet. None of it would have been possible without the support...

The perfect design

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | May 22, 2013

Four years ago, amidst real estate developers’ promises of nature and symptoms of poor urban planning, I found myself musing over mankind’s obsession with progress. This never ending pursuit for an easier way of doing things even moved...

There is power in connectivity

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 30, 2013

A snapshot of the year that came to pass and the wonderful things that Greenpeace were able to accomplish would not have been possible if not for your generous extension of your time, skills and resources to help us make our vision of...

Greenpeace Philippines' Top 12 Facebook Posts of 2013

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 28, 2013

We are truly grateful to all our friends on Facebook who have shown continuing support to our campaigns through liking, sharing and commenting to every post that we share. This year is a blast for Greenpeace Philippines Facebook page ...

What inspires you to support Greenpeace Philippines?

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 26, 2014 1 comment

“The optimism of the action is better than the pessimism of the thought.” ~ Harald Zindler The holidays are always a good time to look back and reflect on the year that passed so that we can face the coming year with confidence...

A heartfelt, much needed message to future generations

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | April 22, 2015

Prince Ea 's latest thought-provoking video truly strikes a chord. He summarized so well the environmental crisis we are facing of far greater, planetary proportions. Indicators such as species extinctions, forest declines, and climate...

Cyanide: gold mining’s devastating killer

Publication | August 30, 2006 at 21:17

Cyanide is highly toxic Cyanide is one of the most toxic chemical substances on Earth. Cyanide is toxic to most aquatic life and humans, even at low concentrations. Its use in gold mining is controversial. The extreme toxicity of cyanide...

Lafayette causes pollution during 30-day trial run

Publication | August 24, 2006 at 14:55

In April 2005, Lafayette started mining gold, silver, copper and zinc on Rapu Rapu island. The poor environmental safeguards resulted in spills of cyanide and other contaminants from the mine spilled into the sea and around the island, resulting...

Greenpeace Statement on the DENR approved final phase of Lafayette's test run

Press release | August 31, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia toxics campaigner Beau Baconguis said: "From the start, Greenpeace has been very disappointed with the DENR's (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) decision granting Lafayette a 30-day test-run despite...

Bicol’s whale sharks underscore urgent need to defend seas from pollution

Press release | August 27, 2006 at 8:00

The recently-discovered presence of feeding whale sharks in the Albay Gulf, particularly along Legaspi City’s coastline, only confirms the urgent need to defend the rich coastal waters of the Bicol region from threats like mining pollution,...

International Coastal Clean-up Day

Image gallery | September 17, 2011

International Biodiversity Day focuses on marine world

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | May 22, 2012

"Despite its importance, marine biodiversity — the theme of this year's International Day for Biological Diversity — has not fared well at human hands. Commercial over-exploitation of the world’s fish stocks is severe. Many species...

Of Fishkills and Water Hyacinths

Blog entry by Beau Baconguis | June 23, 2011

Fishkills in Taal Lake and now flooding in North Cotabato and Maguindanao due to heavy proliferation of water hyacinth in Liguasan Marsh and the Rio Grande de Mindanao - these are only the most the recent cases that demonstrate how...

Uninspired implementation of environmental laws hinders SEA from leading the world in...

Blog entry by JP Agcaoili | June 8, 2011

ASEAN member states could be the world leaders in sustainable development.  We could be the prime example of how the protection of our natural resources benefits not just the world, but contributes largely as well to national progress...

Noel Cabangon sings Power

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 26, 2009 2 comments

Last March 20, Noel Cabangon along with The Jerks performed anti-nuke songs at the 70s Bistro . This video is Noel's take on the classic song Power which was originally performed by John Hall in the September 1979 Madison Square...

Acid Mine Drainage: devastating to aquatic life

Publication | August 24, 2006 at 14:57

Acid streams resulting from mining activities from certain types of mineral deposits such as those at Rapu Rapu are highly toxic to the aquatic environment. The extreme acidity is toxic to most aquatic life and even after neutralisation the...

The Plastics Pollution of Manila Bay

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 12:55

The beauty of Manila Bay is recounted in songs,poems,and stories of old. Historic battles have been fought and won in this body of water and its waters once teemed with fish and other marine life.

Greenpeace reveals new evidence of highly toxic contaminants in Rapu Rapu

Press release | August 24, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace and government officials from Rapu-Rapu today conducted an inspection of the island's Mirikpitik Creek, which is found to be contaminated by the Lafayette mine. Water samples taken from the creek, which leads out from the mine and...

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