Country
Philippines
Sources
InforMEA
Tagging
Contract, Constitutional, Forests, Land Use, Remedies, Property, Jurisdiction, Permits, Standing, Wildlife
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."