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1 Human rights violations on Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:12 pm


Arresto Menor
I am a journalist writing an article on the petition by Greenpeace and other organisations brought against 47 of the largest polluters in the Philippines.

I was wondering if anyone on this forum would be able to tell me what the implications of this case are and what it could mean for the oil and gas industry in the Philippines?

The questions I have are:

Why this is considered a landmark case and what do the plaintiffs hope to gain from petitioning the Philippines Commission on Human Rights?

What impact will it have on the companies accused of breaching human rights in the Philippines? How will this affect their business?

I have been asked to write this story quickly, so any response you could provide within the next day or so would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks and kind regards.

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2 Re: Human rights violations on Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:50 pm


Reclusion Perpetua
Well. I don't know if Duterte will change it,
but don't have any big expectations.
For instance - As far as I know, no one is punnished yet for
/The big killing of winner politicians and observing journalists in South Cotobato many years ago, although it seem it's known who instigated it...
/Some land at Palawan is suppoused to be protected for the tribes living there, but permits have been given there to big minings anyway.
/(I just read in news, so I don't know what's true.) Villagers were forced away from the mountains in Agusan del Sur by a mining company's private army.

If a legal process is started against an oil company, they have much resources to stall it many years.
I don't know though what legal rights the Philippines have to make an oil company lose their license. It depend much of what the contract and permit demands say. IF there are any contract or licence demand breaks, then an oil company can be stoped fast, I suppouse, IF the government decide so.

There are kind of human rights organisations at Palawan. One concerning the environment and one to support the tribes. I suppouse they can tell you much more.

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3 Re: Human rights violations on Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:36 am


I don't think the PCHR would be the best agency to go to considering the alleged polluters are all private companies.

you can look up the rules on the issuance of a "writ of kalikasan" which is a legal remedy against environmental destruction that can be issued by the courts.

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