Photos from 2015

PH climate activists bike, walk for climate justice

A thousand bikers and marchers in Manila to signify their calls for climate justice as the ‘last word’ as the historic UN COP 21 climate talks come to a close.
Photos: LJ Pasion

PUP Students support March for Climate Justice

National Service Training Program, students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines show their solidarity with the March for Climate Justice by making a 2,500 strong Mexican wave and holding a march around Sta. Mesa, Manila. This was made possible through the help of PUP’s Center for Environmental Studies.
Photos: AC Dimatatac

Filipinos join the Global Climate March ahead of the Paris summit

Around 15,000 advocates representing climate-impacted communities, religious groups, youth, labor unions, anti-coal and renewable energy campaigners, and other concerned citizens took to the streets to join the Global Climate March on the weekend before the Paris talks begin.
Photos: AC Dimatatac

Rizal High School Students join the call climate action

A thousand students from Rizal High School, in Pasig City, Philippines form a human banner that reads: “Act for our Future,” to call for a strong and fair global climate agreement ahead of the international climate talks in Paris. 
Photos: Gerald Niu & Cedric Buenviaje

Japan: #StopFundingFossils

The Japanese government is funding a dirty, dying industry, and locking in dirty coal infrastructure for decades at a time when the world is moving rapidly toward clean, renewable energy generation. The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice and the Ecological Justice Interfaith Movement stage a photo op protest at the St. Paul University in Quezon City, Philippines on Nov. 14, 2015 to call on Japan to divest from fossil fuels. Photo: RB Ibañez


APEC is about governments conniving with big corporations in exploiting the world’s resources, markets and people. Our protest is about showing how the rest of the world are defending their rights to a regular job, a living wage, the right to own the land they till, better government services, respect for human rights and the protection of the environment.

Photos: Loi Manalansan

People Over Profit: #StopLumadKillings

On October 26, the 1,500-kilometer protest caravan led by over 700 Lumad culminates with their arrival in Manila to resist the abuses they face, and demand their right to life, land, and justice from the administration of President Noynoy Aquino. There are 680 Lumads internally displaced in Davao City having left their terrorized communities in Bukidnon, Mindanao. In Surigao del Sur, more than 3000 individuals sought refuge in a ballfield at the Provincial Sports Complex in Tandag, Surigao. The Philippines largest mineral deposits can be found in Mindanao and the number of mining agreements and permits now stand at 131 and 80% of these are in ancestral domains.
Photos: AC Dimatatac

Stop TPPA: We need people’s solutions not corporate pollution

Climate activists urge governments present at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Climate Change Summit to take bold leadership by stopping the TPPA (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement).
Photos: AC Dimatatac & Loi Manalansan

Reclaim Power 2015: #NowIsTheTime to #CancelCoal

Representatives of different people’s organizations trooped to Malacañang, to confer the “King Coal Award” to President Noynoy Aquino for his approval of 59 coal plants in the Philippines.
Photos: AC Dimatatac

Eco-walk for Our Common Home

On the feast of St. Francis of Assissi church people, indigenous peoples, environmentalists, human rights advocates and social justice activists led by the Ecological Justice Interfaith Movement walk to demand climate justice as a lead up of activities that will amplify the voice of vulnerable countries like the Philippines in the upcoming climate talks in Paris in December 2015.
Photos: AC Dimatatac

Palawan community representatives hold a dialogue with DENR

Community representatives from Palawan engage Undersecretary Demetrio Ignacio Jr., of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in a dialogue after submitting more than 6000 signatures that were collected from an online petition that called on the department to refuse the issuance of an environmental compliance certificate for the proposed D.M. Consunji, Inc. coal plant in Plalawan.
Photos: AC Dimatatac

We say no to coal in Palawan

Grassroots community representatives and environmentalists from Palawan urge Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje not to issue an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) to D.M. Consunji, Inc. coal construction in Palawan.
Photos: AC Dimatatac

Hold the Big Polluters Accountable

Typhoon survivors and representatives from various organizations in the Philippines delivered a complaint to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) calling for an investigation into the responsibility of big fossil fuel companies for fuelling catastrophic climate change that is resulting in human rights violations.
Photos: AC Dimatatac

Quezon Rises Up Against Dirty Energy

More than 1,000 people from different parts of Quezon province trooped to the Quezon Provincial Hall to ask the provincial board members to withdraw the resolution of support to the proposed 1200mw coal plant in Atimonan and expansion of two existing coal plants in Mauban and Pagbilao.
Photos: Fread De Mesa

Church, civil society & communities unite against coal

Representatives from the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, CBCP – NASSA BEC Development Center, East Asia and Clean Energy for Palawan and other church, civil society organizations and local communities banded together in the launching of the National Petition for Renewable Energy, which aims to gather one million signatures to urge the government to move away from a fossil-fuel driven power industry towards a more sustainable, community-based, democratic renewable energy system.

Photos: LJ Pasion

Earth Day 2015: Power for People

On the occasion of the global observance of Earth Day, Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, Freedom from Debt Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), HealthCareWithoutHarm, WWF-Philippines and Sanlakas launched Power for People a year-long campaign to intensify the push for a Renewable Energy Transformation or the shift from carbon and fossil-intensive energy systems to renewable system for peoples and communities.

Photos by: AC Dimatatac

Earth Hour 2015

Together with Greenpeace Youth Action Network, 350 Pilipinas, joined Earth Hour with a call to switch on a fossil-free world by pursuing: energy efficiency, renewable energy, fossil-fuel divestment and climate justice as ways to respond to the challenge posed by climate change.
Photos: AC Dimatatac & LJ Pasion

President Hollande: Hear the People Sing

French President François Hollande’s visit is an important opportunity for the Filipino people to remind France and other developed countries governments of their historical responsibility for climate change and their obligations towards peoples of developing countries who suffer the brunt of the impacts of global warming.
Photos by: AC Dimatatac

Divest the Vatican

Faith-based communities and climate justice groups including held a candlelight vigil at Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City, to call on Pope Francis to lead on climate action by committing to divest the Vatican Bank from fossil fuels ahead of his visit to the Philippines.

Photos: LJ Pasion