Open letter to the President and CA
paradigm of caring for the natural world, is happening not only in the Sierra Madre but all over the country. This is evident in Secretary Lopez’s commitment to conserve, protect and rehabilitate the environment.
We are aware of the effect of Secretary Lopez’s appointment to the DENR. Opposition from very powerful business corporations with vested interests—foreign and local—is very strong. We implore you to stand firmly for the weak: to ensure the flourishing of life, as enshrined in our Constitution, for the indigenous people, the farmers, the fisherfolk and the millions of poor people who have been deprived of the bountiful benefits from our natural resources. God intended fullness of life for everybody, not deprivations and death for the majority of the Filipinos.
Now is the time to reverse the situation. As committed public servants, please make the historic decision to ensure a balanced and healthy ecology for the Filipino people for all generations to come. May the power of Truth and a strong sense of Justice descend upon you!