No To Mining in Palawan Campaign: Let's help save Palawan, Act Now…

A signature campaign was started on February 3rd, 2011 against mining activities in Palawan, one of the strongholds of biodiversity in the Philippines. The Save Palawan Movement aims to gather 10 million signatures and is dedicated to the memory of  Dr. Gerardo “Doc Gerry” Ortega, a wildlife veterenarian, radio broadcaster and environmentalist whose murder early this year may have been related to his outspoken crusade against the industry because of the environmental damage it causes.

We jail people for killing one or two persons. How about institutions or people that ravage the environment and cause the death of hundreds or thousands? The floods of Palawan are absolutely due to mining – due to the denudation of forests.” – Doc Gerry Ortega

You can sign the petition and learn more about the campaign here: NoToMiningInPalawan

Join us in our march to 10 million signatures to stop mining in Palawan. The numbers are rising and with your signatures below we can make a difference.


  1. no2miningname/age/location
  2. Send to 2366 NOTE: PhP 2.50 per text
  1. Any JRS Express Branch (nationwide)
  2. Scan and email to
  3. Fax to (632) 415-2227

1. Send an email to all your friends

Send the email message below to your friends asking them to sign the petition. Just copy/paste the text and customize as you like.

Hi there, I just signed the online petition to save Palawan’s forests from mining and thought you might want to sign as well. 
You can sign it here:
National Geographic named Palawan as one of its top-20 destinations for 2011. It has 17 Key Biodiversity Areas and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are at risk from mining.
If we don’t do anything, the future for Palawan’s indigenous people and rare endemic species is bleak. Please sign the petition, then forward this email to some friends and ask them to do the same. We know the strength of People Power, now it’s time for Palawan Power!

2. Post a link on your Facebook wall

First copy/paste the following link into the “share link” window on your Facebook page wall:
Second, paste in the text below or write your own message to encourage  your friends to sign the petition.

I just signed the online petition to save Palawan’s forests from mining, click the link and help save Palawan!

3. Show support through your Facebook profile pic

Just click the image below to show your support on your Facebook profile pic. It’s easy to add and you can change it back any time:

4. Bookmark site pages on

Sign up for a free account at StumbleUponif you don’t already have one. Then favorite the following pages:

5. Tweet to Save Palawan

Copy/paste the tweet below to your Twitter followers. It’s under 140 characters and ready to be re-tweeted!

Help us protect Palawan’s biodiversity and UNESCO sites from mining. Sign the petition #savepalawan #RT
About the Campaign:


The Save Palawan Movement, a multi-sectoral coalition of concerned environmental, legal religious and other civic groups launched the “No to Mining in Palawan” signature campaign on February 3rd, 2011 in the hope of putting an end to mining activities in Palawan, known as the Philippines’ Last Ecological Frontier.

The campaign aims to raise ten million signatures to deliver a strong message to the Philippine and Palawan governments so that they would finally say no to mining in Palawan and help protect one of the Philippines’ last remaining treasures.

Present at the launch were ABS-CBN Foundation Managing Director Gina Lopez, Palawan Mayor Edward Hagedorn, “running priest” Fr. Robert Reyes, environment leaders Clemente Bautista (Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment) and Atty. Jose Andres Canivel (Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation), and Rhodora Angela Ferrer of the Catholica Educational Association of the Philippines.

They were joined by Kabang Kalikasan ng Pilipinas (WWF-Philippines) president Jose Lorenzo Tan, country director for Conservation International Romy Trono, Atty. Gerthie Mayo-Anda of Environmental Legal Asistance Center, executive director of Palawan NGO Network Inc. Atty Bobby Chan, Tanggol Kalikasan executive director Atty. Rolly Bisquera–Sheen, Alyansa Tigil Mina national coordinator Jaybee Garganera and various leaders of the environmental movement in the country.

The ten million signature campaign came about after the killing of Dr. Gerardo “Doc Gerry” Ortega, a civic leader who championed the protection of Palawan’s rich biodiversity and an outspoken critic of mining operations in Palawan.


~ by Kalongkong Hiker on 06/14/2011.

5 Responses to “No To Mining in Palawan Campaign: Let's help save Palawan, Act Now…”

  1. already joined this save palawan 🙂

  2. I support this campaign as well.. Palawan is only one of the many places we need to save.. We should be all environment advocates!

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