Tags: Rapu Rapu Mining

BY JANESS ANN ELLAO Bulatlat RAPU-RAPU ISLAND, Albay — Three decades ago, the Department of Sociology of the University of the Philippines provided interesting insights into the actual power of women. Its study showed that women from the lower classes have more say in decision-making and holds the purse strings compared to their counterparts from…

More than three years after Lafayette, an Australian mining company, wrought havoc on Rapu-Rapu and its neighboring communities, residents are still reeling from the effects of the mine-tailings disaster. And they fear more threats as the mining operations resume.

Sidebar: A Mother Grapples With the Poverty Caused by Mining