Country
Philippines
Date of text
Type of court
National - higher court
Sources
Court name
Supreme Court
Seat of court
Manila
Tagging
Contract, Constitutional, Forests, Land Use, Remedies, Property, Jurisdiction, Permits, Standing, Wildlife
Justice(s)
Eriberto. Rosario, Presiding Judge of the RTC
Abstract

This petition bears upon the right of Filipinos to a balanced and healthful ecology which the petitioners dramatically associate with the twin concepts of "inter-generational responsibility" and "inter-generational justice." Specifically, it touches on the issue of whether the said petitioners have a cause of action to "prevent the misappropriation or impairment" of Philippine rainforests and "arrest the unabated hemorrhage of the country's vital life support systems and continued rape of Mother Earth."