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The Central Visayas Fisherfolk Development Center together with several small fisherfolk organizations in Cebu City have reiterated a long-standing demand for the recall of the Environmental Compliance Certificate issued by the Environmental Management Bureau-Central Visayas to the Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. BY KARL G. OMBION Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 36, October 14-20, 2007 The…

Two years after it caused its first mine tailings spill in the island of Rapu-Rapu in Albay on October 11 2005, the Arroyo administration’s flagship mining project is now in the red and has left its promises of prosperity for Rapu-Rapu’s residents unfulfilled. BY KALIKASAN PEOPLE’S NETWORK FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VII,…

For mining companies, Nueva Vizcaya is just another gold mine. But for women whose children were nourished from its valleys and rivers, the fight against large-scale mining is a fight for life. BY LISA ITO Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 34, September 30-October 6, 2007 Her serene face is as furrowed as an ancient valley, but…

“The mine will only aggravate poverty among the people. DENR has started to unleash an environmental time bomb with the full commercial operation of Lafayette.” – Trixie Concepcion, Defend Patrimony spokesperson and geologist BY LISA ITO Bulatlat In complete disregard of the technical findings and recommendations of the Rapu-Rapu Fact-Finding Commission (RRFFC) issued last May…

Leaders of Lumad organizations from six regional federations representing some 10 major tribes in Mindanao vowed to defend the last of their ancestral lands against the assault of large-scale mining. BY TYRONE VELEZ Bulatlat.com Dipolog City— Leaders of Lumad organizations from six regional federations representing some 10 major indigenous tribes in Mindanao vowed to defend…

The mining operations have long been stopped but the toxic wastes dumped by Marcopper and Placer Dome from 1975 to 1991 into Marinduque’s Calancan Bay, a major water and food source in the area, has claimed yet another life. By Bulatlat.com Ambeth Relloque, 18, was to be brought by ambulance to the Philippine General Hospital…

A mining company has allegedly destroyed a historic and stunningly beautiful island in Eastern Samar. Now, the residents are fighting back to protect their environment, themselves and their future, facing a formidable enemy that has been, according to them, deceiving the residents and pitting them against each other. By MAUREEN JAPZON Bulatlat.com TACLOBAN CITY –…