Tanka # 2

Dig the ground until
It can no longer cough out
Those precious metals
Just because you can, you will
As you always do, you kill


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez decides to shut down several mining sites in the Philippines. This is a welcome news for environmentalists but of course, the mining industry cried foul in defense for economic gain and jobs. Amidst environmental destruction and local communities suffering, these smug capitalists still feel entitled claiming their right to destroy the planet.

Author: Ryan Bestre

Environmentalist. Teacher. Writer.

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