Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies, Vol 17, No 1 (2002)

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Procedural Participation in the Philippine Environmental Impact Assessment System and the Population's Attitude

Kanji Usui

Abstract


The study evaluates "Procedural participation" in the Philippine Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system and how it affects the attitude of the people affected by the implementation of a controversial project. The "San Roque Multipurpose Project" is used as the case study for collecting data about the people's perception and to verify a hypothetical model. The results show that: 1) The unsuitable implementation of the Procedural Participation has a negative impact on the attitude of the population; 2) The unsuitable implementation of Procedural participation has made the media more influential in shaping the attitude of the population; 3) Public interest on the project is a crucial factor in altering the population's attitude to the project.

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