Tags: Mining Act of 1995

By MARYA SALAMAT
“With the celebration of Mine Safety Week, the mining industry portrays itself as a socially responsible industry, but in truth it is nothing but a self-serving, destructive and exploitative industry.” – Kakay Tolentino, Dumagat spokeswoman of Katribu Partylist.

By ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY (September 13, 2011) – Claiming to respond to lingering issues over the passage of Mining Act of 1995, an Indigenous Peoples-responsive law is reportedly being pushed in Congress. Citing documented negative effects of mining operations on indigenous communities, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat, chairman of the House Committee on…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“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 INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
An essential aspect of the bill is the reorientation of the country’s mining industry based on the principles of social justice, respect for people’s rights and welfare, environmental conservation, defense of national sovereignty and patrimony, national industrialization, and agricultural modernization.

Press Release 3 March 2010 Indigenous peoples, scientists and environmental activists demand the cancellation of water permits of large-scale mining corporations and foreign energy operators in the country in a protest action in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The action was timed during the 15th anniversary of the passing of…

By LYN V. RAMO Indigenous Peoples Watch Bulatlat.com QUEZON CITY – A score of Aeta families are holding their ground amid threats of an imminent demolition by virtue of a request from a prospective quarry site operator in a resettlement site in Floridablanca, Pampanga. The said site is in the Aeta territory in Floridablanca town,…

Marking the anniversary of the signing of the Mining Act of 1995, a Catholic nun and three other environmental activists filed complaints against elements of the 67th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) before the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Region XI, March 3. BY BULATLAT HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Marking the anniversary of the…

Rather than bringing life, the teeming “gold rush” in the mining town of Itogon in Benguet has instead brought danger. BY ACE ALEGRE Contributor Bulatlat Itogon, Benguet (197 kms north of Manila)– Rather than bringing life, the teeming “gold rush” in the mining town of Itogon in Benguet has instead brought danger. Disasters have kept…

In a bid to widen its chances of getting its much-needed funds, OceanaGold is taking time to do some image-boosting while its construction work in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya remains suspended. BY ABE ALMIROL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 25, July 27-August 2, 2008 BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (268 kms. north of Manila)…