Bayan Muna launches "Recycling for New Politics
and Junking of Poll Cheaters" Campaign
and Junking of Poll Cheaters" Campaign
In celebration of Earth Day this April 22, Bayan Muna will launch its "Recycling for New Politics and Junking of Poll Cheaters" Campaign on Wednesday April 21 at the Bayan Muna - Payatas Chapter in Quezon City.
Bayan Muna is a pro-environment organization
Since its founding, Bayan Muna’s track record proves it to be a pro-people and pro-environment partylist. The KALIKASAN People's Network for the Environment works closely with Bayan Muna. Scientists’ organization AGHAM also supports Bayan Muna. “It has militantly stood against the plunder of our national patrimony and advocated bills and resolutions for the development of domestic industries which will spur genuine science and technology development in the country. It has called for the scrapping of the Mining Act of 1995 to stop the plunder of our national resources and stood with the farmers against the onslaught of foreign agrochemical transnationals.”—AGHAM (Advocates of Science and Technology for the People) http://www.agham.org/cms/content/agham-we-support-bayan-muna-0
Bayan Muna offices re-use or sell recyclable materials such as used bond paper and old newspapers in daily functions and political campaigns. Also, Bayan Muna Representative and Makabayan senatorial candidate Satur Ocampo was recently voted as the League of Youth for the Environment's (LYFE) most environmental-friendly candidate.
Bayan Muna supports environment-friendly candidates and calls for the junking of ‘recycled’ politicians
“Bayan Muna junks ‘recycled’ politicians who stay in office through poll fraud or those who keep on making promises but always fail to deliver," Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño said.
"Election cheaters, such as traditional politicians involved in fraud, vote-buying or Arroyo-backed bogus partylists, are the ones we are calling on the public to junk once and for all. There's no gain for the country in having them recycled and back into power through the May polls," Casiño added.
Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said, "We are also appealing to the public to support and guard the votes for environmentalist senatorial candidates Satur Ocampo and Liza Maza. We are anticipating that some groups connected with the Arroyo regime or fascist groups will operate to shave or neutralize votes for Ocampo, Maza and progressive partylists, like what happened to Bayan Muna and Anak ng Bayan partylist in past elections under the Arroyo regime."
"The automated elections, mixed manual and computerized canvassing of votes, and the possibility of poll failure in some areas all present a frightening scenario that complicate the probability of massive election fraud. At this stage, the last few days before May 10, we do not feel reassured that all the safeguards for a successfully clean polls are in place. A high-tech Hello Garci sequel haunts the country until now," Colmenares warned.###
Some of Bayan Muna Partylist’s pro-environment
legislations and resolutions:
legislations and resolutions:
AN ACT REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT 7942, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MINING ACT OF 1995
AN ACT DEFINING STRATEGIC LAWSUITS AGAINST PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, PROHIBITING THE FILING THEREOF, PROVIDING MEASURES FOR ITS DISMISSAL, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE APPARENT FAILURE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT RELEVANT ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND EXECUTE MEASURES TO PREVENT IRRESPONSIBLE LARGE SCALE AND SMALL SCALE MINING OPERATIONS THAT LED TO THE LOSS OF LIVES IN LANDSLIDE-PRONE MACO, COMPOSTELA VALLEY
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE FAILURE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONSERVE THE UNIQUE BIO DIVERSITY OF PALAWAN AND PREVENT THE EXTINCTION OF IMPORTANT ENDEMIC ANIMAL SPECIES ON THE ISLAND
RESOLUTION URGENTLY DIRECTING THE COMMITTEES ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECOLOGY TO CONDUCT A JOINT INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE APPROVAL OF OIL EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES IN TANON STRAIT IN THE VISAYAS REGION, A PROTECTED AREA UNDER REPUBLIC ACT 7686 OR THE NATIONAL INTEGRATED PROTECTED AREAS SYSTEM LAW, AND THE DANGERS TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND LOCAL FISHERFOLK SUCH EXPLORATION POSES
A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPACT OF OFFSHORE MINING IN THE VISAYAN SEA
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON ECOLOGY TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE APPARENT FAILURE OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9003 OR THE ECOLOGICAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2000 AS VIVIDLY SHOWN BY THE PERENNIAL DILEMMA OF GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN METRO MANILA
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY ON THE APPARENTLY HASTY AND QUESTIONABLE DECISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO CLEAR LAFAYETTE MINING LIMITED OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE FISH KILLS THAT HIT AT LEAST FIVE BARANGAYS IN MINING-AFFECTED RAPU-RAPU ISLAND, ALBAY IN OCTOBER 2007
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEES ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY, NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECOLOGY TO INVESTIGATE, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, THE SUPPOSED "SPRATLY DEAL" PURPORTEDLY ENTERED INTO BY THE ARROYO GOVERNMENT WITH CHINA THAT REPORTEDLY SELLS OUT PHILIPPINE INTERESTS AND PHILIPPINE SOVEREIGNTY IN EXCHANGE FOR OVERPRICED LOANS FOR CONTROVERSIAL PROJECTS WHICH INCLUDE THE NBN-ZTE DEAL, THE NORTH RAIL AND SOUTH RAIL PROJECTS, AND THE CYBER EDUCATION PROJECT, AMONG OTHERS
RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR A STOP TO THE ALARMING ENCROACHMENT OF MINING COMPANIES INTO THE REMAINING FRAGILE HABITAT OF THE ENDANGERED PHILIPPINE EAGLE, OUR NATIONAL BIRD
RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE ON ECOLOGY TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE ENTRY OF THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL OIL COMPANY-ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (PNOC-EDC) GEOTHERMAL PROJECT INTO THE MOUNT KANLAON NATURAL PARK THAT WILL IRREVERSIBLY DAMAGE THE REMAINING FRAGILE BIODIVERSITY OF NEGROS AND ADVERSELY IMPACT THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL CULTURAL COMMUNITIES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE ALLEGED ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY METALS EXPLORATION PLC, A BRITISH MINING FIRM, AGAINST TRIBAL RESIDENTS OF BARANGAY RUNRUNO, QUEZON, NUEVA VIZCAYA WHO OPPOSE THE SAID COMPANY'S MINING EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES
A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ECOLOGY TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE IMPACT OF THE OPERATIONS OF EXXON MOBIL EXPLORATION CORPORATION IN THE VAST AND FRAGILE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS OF THE SULU SEA
RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEES ON NATIONAL CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND ECOLOGY TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ALLEGED INTRUSION OF AUSTRALIAN FIRM BHP BILLITON, THE WORLD'S LARGEST DIVERSIFIED MINING COMPANY, AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES INTO THE ANCESTRAL LANDS OF THE MANDAYA TRIBE LOCATED IN BETWEEN THE MOUNT HAMIGUITAN RANGE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY PROTECTED AREA AND THE PUJADA BAY PROTECTED SEASCAPE IN MATI, DAVAO ORIENTAL
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE INVOLVEMENT OF HIGH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN THE APPARENTLY IRREGULAR ENDORSEMENT AND GRANTING OF MINING CONTRACTS AND PERMITS TO NIHAO MINERAL RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED AND GEOGRACE PHILIPPINES, BOTH HEADED BY FORMER ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES SECRETARY MICHAEL DEFENSOR, AFTER PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO AND CURRENT ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY LITO ATIENZA ORDERED ZAMBALES GOVERNOR AMOR DELOSO TO CANCEL ALL MINERAL EXTRACTION PERMITS IN THE PROVINCE
A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONTROVERSIAL CONTRACT BETWEEN THE METROPOLITAN WATERWORKS AND SEWERAGE SYSTEM (MWSS) AND SAN MIGUEL BULK WATER COMPANY, INC. (SMBWCI) TO REVIVE THE LAIBAN DAM PROJECT
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION ON THE INADEQUATE ACTION OF THE GOVERNMENT ON THE GROSSLY INSUFFICIENT AND CONFUSING REPARATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL OIL POLLUTION COMPENSATION FUND (IOPCF) TO THE VICTIMS BY THE GUIMARAS OIL SPILL OF AUGUST 11, 2006 THAT EXONERATED PETRON FROM ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEES ON HEALTH AND ECOLOGY JOINTLY OR SEPARATELY TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE POTENTIAL NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN LIGHT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES' GRANTING OF AN ENVIRONMENT CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE (ECC) TO A COAL PLANT PROJECT IN THE HEART OF ILOILO CITY DESPITE OPPOSITION OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLING OF ANTI-LARGE SCALE MINING ACTIVIST FERNANDO "DODONG" SARMIENTO, ALLEGEDLY PERPETRATED BY ARMED MEN WITH THE BACKING OF THE 10TH INFANTRY DIVISION THE PHILIPPINE ARMY IN NEW BATAAN, COMPOSTELA VALLEY
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON ECOLOGY TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OF A DUMPSITE PROJECT IN BARANGAYS MALY AND GUINAYANG, SAN MATEO, RIZAL THAT APPEARS TO ENDANGER THE LIVES AND LIVELIHOOD OF THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN AND THE MARIKINA WATERSHED RESERVATION
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON ECOLOGY TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE EFFECTS OF LARGE-SCALE MINING ACTIVITIES ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLE'S LIVELIHOOD IN ORIENTAL MINDORO
RESOLUTION URGING THE COMMITTEE ON ECOLOGY TO INVESTIGATE, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF THE DECADES-LONG LARGE-SCALE CORPORATE MINING OF THE LEPANTO CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MASSIVE SINKING AND LANDSLIDES IN THE PROVINCE OF BENGUET
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE CONTROVERSIAL AWARD OF COAL OPERATING CONTRACTS TO MONTE ORO RESOURCES ENERGY INC. THAT WILL LIKELY RESULT IN THE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO AT LEAST THREE TOWNS IN THE PROVINCE OF CATANDUANES