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Martial law returning to Philippines? Call to support harassed parliamentarians

Published by MAC on 2006-03-07


Martial law returning to Philippines? Call to support harassed parliamentarians

by Kalikasan-Pne

7th March 2006

One of MAC's Philippine partners, Kalikasan-Peoples' Network for the Environment, has launched an appeal for support to domestic legislators, now being harassed by the Arroyo government.

One of these, Joel Virador of Bayan Muna (People's First) Party list. is a arliamentarian who consistently helps raise environmental issues inside the Philippine Congress. In the House of Congress, Rep. Joel Virador also takes a pro-people and pro-environment position on large-scale commercial mining, logging, and large dams, and has lobbied against transnational extractive projects and globalisation policies.

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