Letter to the Editor
March 20, 2013
DENR and MGB, blind followers of Philex
Yesterday's Senate public hearing on the Philex Mine Waste Spill was a response to Senator Serge Osmeña's speech last February 5, 2013. The public hearing exposed the DENR and MGB's ineptitude to take action to the Tailings Pond Breach that happened in August of 2012. Clearly, these government institutions are beholden to the Philex Mining Corporation and cannot be trusted to fight for the welfare of the communities affected by the mine tailings spill.
At the end of each year, we usually take stock of what transpired and assess our strengths and weaknesses in order to do better next year. Usually in the form of “New Year’s Resolutions,” we list down what we have to do for the next 365 days. In the light of the recent disasters in Mindanao, we list here the top 7 things we can do to address climate vulnerability in our country.