Day: April 11, 2011

“This is an issue of life-and-death not only for the indigenous peoples but also for the whole nation. If all of the mining projects will push through, the damage on the environment and on the people’s lives would be irreparable,” Joan Jaime of Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (Kamp) said.

Sidebar: Philippine Mining Industry A Source of Profits for TNCs, A Curse to Communities

By SHARMAINE VILLANUEVA After a malaria outbreak in a worksite in Madagascar, an island located in Africa, Filipino workers (OFWs) from one of the largest international nickel-cobalt mining factories scrambled to be repatriated to ensure their health and safety. Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the multiplication of malaria parasites in the red…