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we wouldn’t be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing floods)... Now we are ask­ing what hap­pened to the en­vi­ron­men­tal laws?” Ra­van­era said.

The Su­log head also de­manded ac­count­abil­ity against cer­tain op­er­a­tors in­volved in il­le­gal log­ging and min­ing.

“To all il­le­gal log­gers, enough is enough. The sins of our few log­gers are now upon our peo­ple. Kada baha sa Ca­gayan de Oro, kinsa man ang gapanga­matay? Mga po­bre. Asa man sila? Naa sa ilang mga man­sion! (Ev­ery floods in Ca­gayan de Oro, who were killed? The poor. Those il­le­gal log­gers? They are in their man­sion!)”

Al­though the event was open to the pub­lic, the Peo­ple’s En­vi­ron­ment Sum­mit was mostly par­tic­i­pated by stu­dents from dif­fer­ent schools and mem­bers from var­i­ous co­op­er­a­tives all over the city.

Top­ics such as the Disas­ter Mit­i­ga­tion and Risk Re­duc­tion Man­age­ment, the En­vi­ron­ment Sce­nario in the next 50 years, and Biyaya ng Pag­babago to ad­vance En­vi­ron­men­tal In­tegrity through Fed­er­al­ism were also dis­cussed.

The Writ of Ka­likasan, pro­vided for in 2010 by the Supreme Court, is a le­gal rem­edy that pro­tects one’s Con­sti­tu­tional right to a healthy en­vi­ron­ment, as out­lined in Sec­tion 16, Ar­ti­cle 2 of the Philip­pine Con­sti­tu­tion. (With re­ports from Cyrill Gar­cia, USTP in­tern)

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