CITIZEN EMPOWERMENT


We are fully committed to widening citizens’ access to information, because when empowered, every citizen can exercise his or her right to a healthy environment and respect the laws that seek to protect it. When citizens are guaranteed access to justice they are enabled to expose the wrongdoings of those who abuse the environment.


About Nicanor Perlas

Nicanor Perlas received the Right Livelihood Award with Walden Bello in 2003 for his outstanding effects in educating civil society about the effort corporate globalization and about the implementation of alternatives. He was involved in the struggle against the Marcos nuclear plant in 1978. Marcos dictatorship forced him to leave the Philippines after organizing a conference to expose the dangerous facts about the nuclear plant. After the fall of Marcos, Perlas was able to return to his origin. Furthermore, he continued his work against nuclear energy and launched the Center for Alternative Development Initiatives (CADI). He has developed a great passion, so he can open people's eyes. His main concern was to create a new awareness among the people.

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