Fisherfolk, scientists, environmental groups to hold summit, protest actions to raise awareness on impacts of reclamation

Kalikasan

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Fisherfolk, scientists, environmental groups to hold summit, protest actions to raise awareness on impacts of reclamation
The People’s Network for the Integrity of Coastal Habitats and Ecosystems (People’s NICHE) will hold the Third People’s Summit Against Reclamation on June 3 - 4, 2023, at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center, 1175 United Nations Ave, Paco, Manila.

Around 100 participants, including fisherfolk and community representatives from across the country, environmental and conservation groups, scientists, and other concerned citizens, will be gathering for a two-day summit with keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops at the Third People’s Summit Against Reclamation on June 3 – 4, 2023, at the Pope Pius XII Catholic Center, 1175 United Nations Ave, Paco, Manila.

Topics that will be covered include: reclamation and its impacts on fisherfolk; the impacts of the San Miguel Corporation New Manila International Airport; alternatives to reclamation; reclamation and its environmental impacts; and narratives from across the country.

There will also be a Manila Bay Sunset Action on June 3 starting at 4:45 PM, where advocates will march along Roxas Blvd. (from Salas St.) to Rajah Sulayman Park to hold a program with speakers and performances. Advocates will be holding creative, marine life-themed placards alongside an actual bangka that will be brought to the park.

Advocates will also be holding a press conference on June 4, 10 AM at Pope Pius XII Catholic Center to report on the summit proceedings and announce upcoming activities of environmental and fisherfolk advocacy groups.

Media coverage is requested.

For those going, please inform us through text or email beforehand.

Please contact us to request the detailed program schedule and further information about the Third People’s Summit Against Reclamation.

CONTACT:

Danilova Molintas (+639602315340 / dani@kalikasan.net)

About People’s NICHE:

People’s Network for the Integrity of Coastal Habitats and Ecosystems (People’s NICHE) is an alliance calling for the rehabilitation of coastal waters of Manila Bay and other parts of the country.

peoplesnicheph@gmail.com http://savemanilabay.ph/

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