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“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 R. QUIBILAN DEMOCRATIC SPACE Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 10, April 13-19, 2008 (New York, NEW YORK) Last month, the municipal government of Nueva Valencia in the Philippine island province of Guimaras passed a resolution opposing the proposed mining exploration by the Fil-Asian Strategic Resources and Properties Corporation. Environmental groups and Guimaras residents…