We are a group of graduates from the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU). Owing to our work in various development agencies, we have traversed the various regions in Mindanao and have been in contact with grass-roots communities. In the ’70s-’90s, our main concerns were issues related to land ownership, ancestral domain and human [...]
Hon. Manny Pacquiao has joined the 5.2 million people in the fight to preserve our environment by saying no to mining in Palawan and in all other key-biodiversity areas. Join him and the 5 million people who have made a stand to protect our environment and the country’s natural resources. We need your [...]
Environmental groups in Batangas are crying foul against dramatic actor and Batangas Provincial Board member Christopher de Leon ’s alleged support for mining operations in the region.
Saying that the recent tragedy of Typhoon ‘Sendong’ remains fresh in the minds of many, the Bukluran Para sa Inang Kalikasan (BUKAL) is appalled [...]
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We have all witnessed the wrath of Tropical Storm Sendong as it wreaked havoc in Mindanao, leaving a trail of massive destruction with a total of over 1000 people dead and more than 64,000 people homeless.
“It’s unusual for Mindanao; a [...]
Despite the hefty sum of profit that mining companies claim bring in to the economy, there remains to be a huge discrepancy between how much these companies make and what actually goes to the government.
Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman and Save Palawan Movement advocate, Atty. Christian Monsod, recently disclosed [...]
AN AGENDA FOR HIGH AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN THE PHILIPPINES
Cielito F. Habito
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Among the growth drivers identified here, mining is the most controversial due to questions relating to (i) social and environmental impacts of the industry; and (ii) indusiveness of growth that may be achieved in the [...]
Hon. Paquito N. Ochoa Jr.
Mining Philippines 2011 Conference and Exhibition
September 14, 2011,
Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Benjamin Philip Romualdez, President of The Chamber of Mines of The Philippines, Mr. Artemio Disini, Chairman of The Chamber of Mines of The Philippines, senior [...]
Brawner Baguilat, Teddy Jr.
Representative Ifugao, Lone District
Mining And Its Impacts To Indigenous Communities
Seventeen million indigenous peoples (IPs) from more than 110 ethno-linguistic groups in the country comprise 15-17 percent of our 100-million estimate population. Up to present, there are still no accurate data on the population of indigenous peoples in the [...]
Mining Doesn’t Bring Prosperity: Foundation Exec
Friday, August 19, 2011
Gina Lopez, managing director of ABS-CBN Foundation, said in a forum at the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) that mining firms is [...]