[FULL TEXT]Declaration of International Solidarity vs Jalaur Mega Dam

DECLARATION OF INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY AGAINST JALAUR RIVER MULTIPURPOSE PROJECT PHASE II 1st International Solidarity Mission in Jalaur River 18 July 2016 We, the delegates to the 1st International Solidarity Mission in Jalaur River, representing different organizations from 5 countries (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Philippines, and South Korea), stand united with the Tumandok people of Panay Island,…

International Solidarity Mission on Panay mega dam launched

ILOILO City – The Jalaur River for the People’s Movement (JRPM), an alliance composed of environmental advocates, peoples’ organizations, church people, members of the academe and indigenous people’s organizations, is launching an International Solidarity Mission on the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase II (JRMP2) or the Jalaur mega dam this weekend, July 16-18, 2016. In a…

Flooding to worsen because of Jalaur mega dam

ILOILO City – The Jalaur River for the People’s Movement (JRPM) strongly believes that the annual flooding in Iloilo province will worsen if the Jalaur mega dam is built in the hinterland of Calinog town. “The recent Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region 6 report of flood-prone areas confirms that flooding in the province is…

Padrino system alive and kicking in Roxas public hospital

ILOILO City – Padrino system in a public hospital in Roxas City, Capiz is still “alive and kicking” according to a Facebook post of John Vergel Degala Briones on Saturday night. A note posted inside the hospital’s bulletin board instructed all casual and contractual employees to submit their application letters to the provincial governor of…

Groups file malversation raps vs ex-Pres. Aquino, Abad

ILOILO City – Cause-oriented groups today trooped to the Office of the Ombudsman to file a 26 page malversation case against former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and former Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ Abad for approving and implementing the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) which was declared unconstitutional and illegal by…