Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’ order to close several mines and cancel mining contracts was a move long awaited by mining-affected communities.
Tags: large-scale mining
‘Happiness is…closure of destructive mines’ – nat’l minorities tell DENR head
In a dialogue, indigenous peoples and Moro asked Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to shut down destructive large-scale mining.
‘Maverick’ | Green group hails DENR head for ‘political will’ vs. destructive mining
Environmentalists hope government action against destructive firms will lead towards reorientation of the mining industry.
#ChangeWeNeed | Nueva Vizcaya village hopes Duterte keeps promise to stop destructive mining
“We hope that under President Duterte, destructive mining operations will stop because we have felt the bad effects of mining.”
Indigenous group denounces ISO award to ‘worst’ mining companies
CPA sees these awards as deceptive and a cover up for the worst environmental track record of LCMC and Benguet Corporation.
Study says Zambales ‘red’ flood possibly linked to mining
“These mining companies have the historical records of violating environmental standards.”
Bayto, the village that stood up against mining
“It’s better to die fighting, than to die helplessly.”
Compostela Valley woman leader dies from gunshot wounds
Teresita Navacilla, leader of an anti-large-scale mining group, is the fifth activist killed this month.
Lumád, green groups protest at mines bureau
“The Mines and Geosciences Bureau will play its role in this callousness by further ignoring the impunity of large-scale miners in Mindanao and elsewhere in the Philippines, to perpetuate the lie of peace and economic development in the mining industry.”
‘Apec means global mining plunder’
“We oppose Apec and its schemes in robbing our country’s natural resources, and essentially its future.”
#StopLumadKillings | Groups protest ‘butcher mining companies’ confab
“This mining conference’s top sponsors are also the leading sponsors of paramilitary groups that have sown terror across the mine-affected communities especially in Mindanao.”