Philippines: movements mark National Day of Action Against Coal

On the 10th October, the National Day of Action Against Coal took place in the Philippines, as part of #ReclaimPower.

Members from different climate justice groups and communities across the country marched and took action at thirty sites to call for the phase-out of coal in the country. All these actions took place as part of the #CoalIsNotTheAnswer nationwide campaign.

Various organisations based in Davao City for example held a caravan rally from Puan to Binugao Toril, (where a 300 MW coal-plant is operated) to demand the Duterte administration move away from coal and fossil fuels and shift to renewable energy.  

The day of action was organized by the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice together with Freedom from Debt Coalition, Sanlakas, Alyansa Tigili Mina, Koalisyon Pabahay ng Pilipinas, AMA Pilipinas, Kilusan, Piglas Pilipinas,, Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development and others.