Filipinos urged to vote for environmental rights champions - News Summed Up

Filipinos urged to vote for environmental rights champions


MANILA, Philippines — Voters must elect candidates who will work and fight for environmental rights in the May midterm elections, a waste and pollution watchdog said Monday. EcoWaste Coalition made the call during the celebration of Earth Day, barely three weeks left before the May 13 national and local elections. “We need senators and representatives across the political spectrum who will actively engage in getting national laws and regulations adopted to protect the environment against further degradation and uphold environmental health and justice,” she said. The EcoWaste Coalition national coordinator also emphasized the need to elect “grassroots lawmakers” in provincial, city and municipal councils who will file and fight for ordinances aimed at protecting the public health and the environment. She added: “We need more local government executives who possess the political will to promote and uphold the environmental rights of their constituents.”


Source: Philippine Star April 22, 2019 02:48 UTC



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