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Broken Promises: Communities on Philippine Island Take on Palm Oil Companies


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- 752 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Residents of Palawan Island in the Philippines have united to take on the companies that they say have grabbed their land.



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Glennis W (405)
Monday October 26, 2015, 9:44 pm
Noted and shared. Great work on the Palawan Island in the Phillipine's taking on the big Companies for taking their land. Good Luck. Thank you for caring and sharing Cal
 

Glennis W (405)
Monday October 26, 2015, 9:48 pm
Noted and shared. Thank goodness the Philippine's are taking on the big Companies, Hope they win. Good Luck hope you are a big winner. Thank you for caring and sharing Cal.
 

Darren W (218)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 12:44 am
Doesn't take much, does it. . .
 

Ben O (180)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 3:33 am
Right on! -Broken promises don't mean shit, do they...?
 

pam w (139)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 6:25 am
That is SHAMEFUL!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 6:43 am
As long as there is to make enough fast money with a thing, broken promises will be normal. I hope that the people of this country will consider real fast, that they do loose more as they gain at the moment. However - if they do, the awakening will be painful - because all is lost and the greedy run off with the whole money!
 

Winn A (177)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 12:03 pm
I hope they win against these disgusting people.
 

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 1:04 pm
Shameful!
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 1:12 pm
Thanks
 

Dt Nc (0)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 1:21 pm
Seize the company
 

Dt Nc (0)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 1:22 pm
Danke
 

Christeen A (447)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 1:27 pm
Good for them and the best of luck too.
 

Lona G (85)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 1:42 pm
Good luck to the residents of Palawan Island, I hope they win.
 

Kay M (45)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 3:17 pm
GOOD AFTERNOON AND THANK YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE - WHICH I READ AND NOTED - SINCERELY KAY M.
 

Sheila S (52)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 3:20 pm
Sad and frustrating! “It would appear that Agumil and other oil palm enterprises have bypassed, with impunity, the Strategic Environment Plan (SEP), the very law which should ensure sustainable development and environmental protection in Palawan,”
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 5:39 pm
Shame--thanks Cal. Noted with disdain, disgust.
 

Mike H (252)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 6:55 pm
Evil greedy bastards
 

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 7:02 pm
how can people do this to each other? Shameful.
 

Donn M (4)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 7:08 pm
Good luck to the residents of Palawan. I have the opportunity to go there in March and visit their island, it sounds like a beautiful place.
 

Anne K (139)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 7:27 pm
Thanks, Cal.
 

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 7:51 pm
So sad. I too wish the residents of Palawan Good Luck. Thanks Cal
 

Jeff C (64)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 8:14 pm
Typical exploitation.
 

rita u (1)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 12:44 am
best of luck to the residents of Palawan and may the win!
 

donna m (97)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 1:28 am
noted
 

donna m (97)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 1:29 am
thanks for sharing
 

Jim M (38)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 2:15 am
noted
 

Jim M (38)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 2:15 am
thank you
 

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 3:16 am
Noted
 

Ruth R (250)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 3:31 am
Where is the next petition to sign the world round -- this will help.
 

Ruth R (250)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 3:34 am
There is so much work to be done -- so maybe this would be done by groups of university students through an organization -- like peace corp, and others.
 

Ruth R (250)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 3:35 am
There is so much work to be done -- so maybe this would be done by groups of university students through an organization -- like peace corp, and others.
 

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 7:40 am
All for the love of, Money!
 

Stardust Noel (38)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 8:20 am
Noted
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 12:28 pm
'Attracted by promises of increased incomes, many residents signed-over a proportion of their private farmland for palm oil cultivation.
But the farmers say they've yet to receive payment, and are even being held responsible for the plantations' setup and loan costs.'

Hey, if you can SWINDLE THE POOR, IGNORANT NATIVES who don't "understand" Modern Banking Procedures, why not do it? IT'S COST-EFFECTIVE for our CORPORATE STOCKHOLDERS' PROFIT$$$$$, so go full speed ahead!!!!!

Folks, this is NOT "Human Greed" in an abstract sort of way, NOT MY Greed or YOUR Greed or that of People Like Us.
This is, PLAIN AND SIMPLE, CORPORATE CAPITALIST PROFIT$$$$$-TAKING GREED -
and it is SIMPLY CORPORATE CAPITALISM'S NORMAL - NORMAL - repeat, NORMAL WAY OF DOING BUSINESS.
You see it again & again & again, in EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD - including AMERICA'S WAY OF CHEATING AND SWINDLING THE INDIANS. Out of valuable Oil land, etc. ALL PERFECTLY "LEGALLY" - done, by THE SAME CORPORATIONS THAT ACTUALLY WRITE THE ACTUAL LAWS. So it's ALL LEGAL, you see, therefore OK by CORPORATE CAPITALISM.
That is THEIR ETHICS AND MORALITY - or rather, Capitalism's COMPLETE LACK of such, by any of OUR Standards.
The NATURE of Capitalism, is, IT HAS TO BE CONSTANTLY GROWING. Like a CANCER.
We just have to CHOKE IT OFF. Choke, STRANGLE Capitalism, KEEP IT FROM ANY MORE GROWTH to HARM more & more & more People, Human Beings Like Us.
OTHER WAYS OF ORGANIZING ECONOMIC LIFE, ARE POSSIBLE. We have to FIRST, CHANGE OUR THINKING in that regard!!!
 

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 12:30 pm
Disgusting that they can't see how much more profitable if would be to encourage people to come and see the tropical paradise. We can only hope they win their case.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday October 30, 2015, 5:31 am
TY Cal.
 

Miriam AWAY Site issues (61)
Wednesday December 9, 2015, 6:39 am
Thanks, Cal. So shameful! Noted.
 

Sergio Padilla (65)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 9:22 am
It is the Palawan's people land, so they have the right!
 

Darren W (218)
Friday January 29, 2016, 2:53 am
Reshared all over social media.
 
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