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Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance is composed of different alliances and associations, including the private sector and concerned individuals, in cooperation with the various religious organizations, local government units and agencies commit ourselves to the establishment of a community (coalition) that will embody our ideals and aspirations in loving God, the Almighty Father and in pursuing our ...

goals and objectives for the protection and preservation of the Sierra Madre.

Save Sierra Madre Network News

  • Ending The Reticence In The Sierra Madre

    Ending The Reticence In The Sierra Madre

    As a kid who regularly tagged along with my mom to her hometown in Infanta, I'm quite familiar with the amusing bus ride to this coastal town in Quezon Province. The then nine-hour commute was always crowded and sweltering. By the time we'd reach the municipality of Real, our faces would always be drizzled with dirt road dust like they were the delicacy called espasol. Along the way, deep in the highly vegetated Sierra Madre, our faces would feel damp from all the elements.

  • Haribon Foundation Forest Resources Bills Get First Hearing In 17th Congress

    Haribon Foundation Forest Resources Bills Get First Hearing In 17th Congress

    After a year on hiatus, forest policies were deliberated in a recent congressional hearing led by House Committee on Natural Resources chairman Arnel Ty.

    Environmental advocates lobbied for an alternative forest management policy which will supersede the current 1975 Revised Forestry Code. For over two decades, bills on sustainable forest management have been pending at the lower house.

    Known as the Forest Resources Bill (FRB), the revitalized policy seeks to ensure the continued and efficient use of Philippine forest resources for present and future generations.

    The FRB network advoc ...

  • Environmental Advocates Push For Stronger National Forestry Law

    Environmental Advocates Push For Stronger National Forestry Law

    Philippine environmental groups joined forces last 28-29 November 2016 to advance an enhanced forest law they say will provide a backbone in ensuring Philippine forest resources are responsibly and sustainably managed by present and future generations.

    Organized by Haribon Foundation and Tanggol Kalikasan, Inc., the policy review aimed to revisit existing forest management policies, revise the proposed bill and develop strategies to galvanize concrete legislative action.

    "Protecting natural forests is inevitable because of its ecological, social and economic importance. With our changing ...

  • Pagprotekta Sa Sierra Madre Paiigtingin Sierra Madre Council Binabalangkas

    Pagprotekta Sa Sierra Madre Paiigtingin Sierra Madre Council Binabalangkas

    Binabalangkas ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Sierra Madre Alliance Network Incorporated, at Civil Society Organizations ang pagbuo sa Sierra Madre Council upang paigtingin ang pagprotekta sa Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges.

    Sa ginanap na Sierra Madre Summit sa Leivy Lance Resort sa bayan ng Gabaldon, sama-samang ipinahayag ng iba't ibang mga katutubo, mga miyembro ng People's Organizations, Academe, Non-Government Organizations, religious group, mga ahensya ng gobyerno, at local na pamahalaan ng Central Luzon ang pagkakaisa para pangalagaan ang Sierra Madre sa pamamagitan ...

  • Environmentalist Group Opposes Dam Projects In Sierra Madre

    Environmentalist Group Opposes Dam Projects In Sierra Madre

    An environmentalist group has asked the government to tap modern technology and water conservation programs to avert the impending water crisis in Metro Manila, instead of pushing dam projects in Sierra Madre.

    Fr. Pete Montallana, president of Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance (SSMNA), said his group would continue to oppose all dam projects in Sierra Madre, as water concessionaires in Metro Manila were looking for alternative sources to augment the water supply from Angat Dam in Bulacan province.

    Montallana, a Franciscan, said building dams in the northern section of Quezon province co ...

  • Pahayag Ng Mga Katutubo Noong 1st Sierra Madre IP Summit

    Pahayag Ng Mga Katutubo Noong 1st Sierra Madre IP Summit

    In line with the Save Sierra Madre Day Celebration, the IP Summit was held on September 23-26, 2016 at BMB Training Center, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, Quezon City. There are 72 delegates from different parts of Sierra Madre Mountain range??"from Cagayan Valley to Camarines Norte.

    During this event, the IPs was encouraged by each other to fight for their right and to uplift the dignity of everyone. The courageous side of our IPs was shown in their sharing and they are willing to help each other to win the fight against the tyranny that forced them to leave their ancestral domain ...