Philippines: Advocates march for the “Green Bills”

Environmental advocates, including the youth, marched for the passage of the Green Bills. Photo by CLUP Now!

Environmental advocates, including the youth, marched for the passage of the Green Bills.
Photo by CLUP Now!

More than 700 environmental activists marched around the Quezon Memorial Circle on 25 July to urge legislators and political leaders to fast track the enactment of the National Land Use Act (NLUA), Forest Resource Bill (FRB), and Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB) – collectively known as the Green Bills. These environmental bills include provisions on the proper use of resources, particularly on land and forest.

The march preceded activities showcasing the importance of these bills through Forest Food Fair, quiz contests, art exhibts, and cosplays.

As a pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) march, it called for the inclusion of the bills in President Benigno Aquino III’s final SONA on 27 July. Sadly, none of the bills were mentioned during the speech.

The march was organized by Haribon Foundation, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), SOS-Yamang Bayan Network, Foundation for the Philippine Environment (FPE), and Campaign for Land Use Policy Now! (CLUP Now!) Network.

Read the press release here.

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A regional NGO association with members and partners from 14 Asian countries working on access to land, agrarian reforms & rural develop

Posted on July 31, 2015, in Alternative Minerals Management Bill, Forest resource, Forest Resource Bill, Land Use, NLUA, Philippines. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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