Monthly Archives: February 2017

MASIPAG Supports Call to Confirm Envi Sec

MASIPAG has joined the calls for the confirmation of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, who has been staunch in her stand in protecting the environment against destructive mining operations.

MASIPAG Regional Coordinator for Mindanao, Leo XL Fuentes Jr. has been quoted in a MindaNews article expressed support, as well as the significant role of agriculture:

Leo Fuentes Jr., regional coordinator of Magsasaka at Siyentipiko Para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG), highlighted the agriculture’s role in providing potential jobs for workers who may be displaced.

“Before mining companies came to mine the communities, people used to be in farming. Agriculture can provide alternative jobs,” he said.

To read the complete article, click here.

Pacific-based alliance interviews MASIPAG

Alliance against GMOs STOP OGM Pacifique interviews Dr Chito Medina during the People’s Tribunal against Monsanto regarding GM crops in the Philippines and its impacts to lives and livelihood of Filipino farmers, health and environment. Dr. Medina is an environmental scientist who has served as MASIPAG’s National Coordinator from 2007-2016. He now works as a technical consultant to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), and remains a staunch and active partner-scientist of MASIPAG.

Watch the interview here.