What holds more weight, profits from mining or farming which feeds millions of stomachs? Brooke’s Point pastor Job speaks how Filipino indigenous and local communities are ignored and bypassed to push the interests of mining companies both large and small-scale.
The Save Palawan Movement launched the “No to Mining in Palawan” signature campaign
on February 3 in the hope of putting an end to mining activities in Palawan,
known as the Philippines’ Last Ecological Frontier.
The campaign aims to raise ten million signatures to deliver a strong message to the
Philippine and [...]
What does it cost to mine Palawan for its mineral deposits? The Philippine government, Chamber of Mines and large scale mining companies claim that mining is the solution to poverty,mouthing responsible mining in the name of economic progress. but what is true wealth? and what is the price Palawan paying for billions of pesos expected [...]
What does it take to make the president and this government to prioritize the environment and act for the protection of our country’s true wealth? 10 millions signatures! sign up and be counted, if you care for Palawan, if you care for our country.
Nelson Sombra and Bgy. Captain Jonathan Agrada make an appeal to Pres. Noynoy Aquino and this government to stop the mining in Brooke’s Point, Southern Palawan. Nelson and Jonathan’s communities live and farm within the Mt. Mantalingahan range, declared Key Biodiversity and protected areas. Mining permits have been granted within this protected areas last December [...]
Mining claims and applications are now threatening the Philippines’ Last Ecological Frontier. Even this enchanting underground river, and UNESCO world heritage site, lies within an area with mining application! Help save Palawan province from mining and help Doc Gerry Ortega’s dream live on. This is a tagalog translation to say, will you allow this (irresponsible, [...]
Did you know that St. Paul’s Underground River, one of Palawan’s top attractions, and nominated for 7 world’s new wonders, is within an area that has a mining application? This and Numerous Mining claims and applications are on Palawan’s key biodiversity areas which threaten Palawan’s fragile ecosystem; its forests, watersheds, and ancestral lands. Video credit [...]
The 10 million signature campaign to stop mining in Palawan was launched by the Save Palawan Movement, a multi-sectoral coalition by Doc Gerry’s family members, concerned citizens from Palawan, the office of the mayor of Puerto Princesa environmental groups, clergy, civic groups, students and individuals from various parts of the country. In this video, ‘running [...]