By INA ALLECO R.SILVERIO
A few days after anti-mining activist Esperlita Garcia posted bail for a libel case filed against her on the basis of her Facebook post, her daughter reported that two men and a woman came to their house looking for her.
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
The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today said it is one with the Catholic Church in fighting large-scale foreign mining in Region 8. “We agree with the stand of the Palo Archdiocese that large-scale mining today will not benefit the people but only foreign capitalists, as well as seriously damage the environment,”said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV…
The Arroyo administration has been courting foreign mining corporations to invest in the country. It has repeatedly said that a revitalized mining industry will create more jobs and will boost the local economy. Facts and experience, however, prove otherwise.