At least three bills setting standards to protect the country’s natural resources and attain sustainable development are stuck in the Senate committee on environment, natural resources, and climate change. The measures are likely dead in the 18th Congress.
The Makabayan bloc warns that the government’s campaign against dissent won’t stop at members of the progressive coalition.
A family is told it can no longer pay taxes for a residential property in Brgy. Datu sa Dansalan because government projects will be constructed on their land. Mayor Majul Gandamra says it sits on reclaimed land, which he says the government owns.