Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism

#12 Roy Cabonegro

Roy Jerusalem Cabonegro is an environmental leader running for a senatorial seat under Partido Lakas ng Masa. He chairs MAKAKALIKASAN (Nature Party of the Philippines) and Makakalikasan Marketing Cooperative.

Cabonegro was one of the Philippines’ delegates to the 12th Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Convention of Biodiversity (UN-CBD) and to the 2nd Congress of Asia Pacific Greens Network in Taiwan.

He was also the Philippine delegate to the 2nd Assembly of the General Environment Fund and UN World Summit on Sustainable Development, both held in 2002. | Rappler 

Issues and Stands

Safe re-opening of schools and transition to face-to-face classes

Ensure that quality internet is available to students and work to provide subsidies to ensure they can keep up in their classes (i.e., load or laptop subsidies)

Integrate Human Rights and Peace Education into basic and secondary education curriculum

Junking of Anti-Terror Law

Demand that campaigns declare online campaign expenditures beyond their official social media accounts (i.e., influencers engaged, unofficial groups or pages tapped, etc.)

Increased participation of the youth in local and national governance by allowing them to influence & craft legislation

Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and support their increased participation in cultural spaces

Legalization of Divorce

Increase national minimum wage to P750

Increase budget for farming and fishing support/infrastructure

Enact the right to an adequate food bill or the Zero Hunger Bill

Continue support for the rice tariffication law

Seeking climate change accountability from better developed, high-pollutant countries

Increase financial and technical support for local climate adaptation and mitigation projects

Support for Open Pit Mining

Pass an Alternative Mining Act in accordance with human rights norms, standards, and obligations

Increase funding for mental health support

Decriminalizing Abortion

Reparations for Martial Law Victims & Retrieval of Marcos’ Ill-gotten Wealth

Criminalizing of Vote-buying