Some 300 members of anti-irresponsible mining groups and residents from various provinces in Northern Luzon held a rally in front of the offices of well-know mining corporations in Manila earlier this week in protest against what they said are the countless rights violations these companies have been perpetuating as they implement their mining projects.
PRESIDENTIAL spokesman Edwin Lacierda yesterday said the executive order on the administration’s national mining policy would be “something workable” and would include concerns raised by the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) and other stakeholders.
Lacierda said the JFC’s fears that the EO would create an uncertainty for established and potential mining investors [...]
MANILA (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 15, 2012) – Filipino environmental advocates on Tuesday unveiled Romblon’s anti-mining memorial to commemorate the biggest protest against mining fought by the Church, Local Government Leaders and its people.
Organizers said the memorial will remind the people of their effort to strongly face and counter the [...]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 Jan) – The Ateneo de Davao University and the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines are hosting a two-day international conference on mining in Mindanao on January 26 and 27.
The conference will focus on business and economics of mining, environmental impacts, human rights, international standards and state [...]
Mining is Gambling Philippines’ Future, Experts Stress
In the face of the continuously worsening effects of climate change, the last thing that the Filipino people could endure is the loss of its most precious resource and gift to future generations: rich environment and biodiversity.
Mining, as proven historically, has played a [...]