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Group warns against alliance with mining corporation

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A coalition of anti-mining groups today called on the government not to use mining companies as “development partners” in typhoon-devastated areas. The group Alliance to Stop Mining said that the government’s “engagement” with mining firms “is meant to give way … for possible mining investments in the future.” While mining companies may have the funds [...]


Calls for probe into arrest and mistreatment of youths

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The Philippine military and indigenous peoples organizations are to investigate the alleged arrest and maltreatment of four tribal children on the southern island of Mindanao on Sunday. “We will investigate this, and if proven that soldiers did it, we will not hesitate to file charges against the erring military unit,” said Pya Malayao, spokesman for [...]


Priest accuses military of cover-up after activist’s death

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A Mindanao priest has accused the military of concealing the truth after last Friday’s shooting of an anti-mining tribal leader and his son. According to the military’s version of the incident, Anteng Freay and his 17-year-old son Victor died during a gunfight with soldiers at the Tampakan copper-gold mining site, owned by Sagittarius Mines Inc. [...]


Anti-mining activist goes missing after arrest

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An anti-mining activist has been missing since Wednesday after he was seen being arrested by police in the northern province of Nueva Vizcaya. The tribal people’s group Katribu said 34-year-old Bryan Epa was last seen being forced into a police car in Bayombong town on the evening of August 21. Epa has been active in [...]


From Pork Barrel to Military Barrel

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With the recent announcement by SMI/Xstrata that they were drastically decreasing their current investments in the area, one would have thought that mining related violence would decrease in the area. The opposite is happening. The latest victim: a key leader of indigenous people opposing the mining projects. The alleged perpetrator: the military. Yesterday, Anteng Freay, [...]


Anti-mining leader, two children killed in Mindanao

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Gunmen have shot and killed an anti-mining tribal leader and his two children in a village on the Philippine island of Mindanao. Anteng Freay, a B’laan tribal leader, was killed when gunmen strafed his home in the village of Tampakan in South Cotabato province, at about five o’clock on Friday morning, police said. Both his [...]


Church’s anti-mining petition gathers pace

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More than 6,000 people have signed a petition by the bishop’s conference social action secretariat calling for Swiss company Xstrata to cease mining operations at one of the world’s largest untapped gold and copper deposits. The petition, launched last month, adds to 170,000 signatures gathered by Catholic social action centers in the dioceses of Kidapawan, [...]


Activists storm leading mining firm’s meeting

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Environmental activists stormed the annual shareholders’ meeting of the country’s biggest mining firm, Philex Mining Corp, today. Also today, Philex announced a partnership with Manila Electric Company to build a coal power plant in restive Mindanao, more than 100 protesters barged their way into the meeting, shouting slogans against “irresponsible and dirty mining corporations.” “There [...]


Massive new mine will harm thousands, say NGOs

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Asia’s biggest copper and gold open-pit mining project run by Glencore-Xstrata of Switzerland threatens the livelihoods and rights of thousands of indigenous people in restive Mindanao, according to a new report. The study by Swiss and German aid agencies MISEREOR, the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund and Bread for All found that the contentious Tampakan mining [...]


Church worker in hiding after ‘death threats’

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An activist based in Surigao del Sur province in Mindanao has called for government protection after receiving death threats for his stance against mining activities in the area. Chito Trillanes, who is also a spokesman of Tandag diocese’s social action center, said armed men wearing masks have been searching for him since Friday and even [...]


Anti-mining group to launch campaign against Villar, Angara, Enrile, Gordon

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Anti-mining advocates on Tuesday identified four senatorial candidates they said they would campaign against for having interests in mining and who they feared would push the pro-mining agenda in the Senate. Jaybee Garganera, national coordinator of Alyansa Tigil Mina, said the candidates for the Senate must take a firm stand on different mining issues “plaguing [...]


Philippine tribal protest forces mine closure

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A mining company announced today it has shut down operations at a nickel mine in the southern Philippine province of Surigao del Sur, after locals blocked the entrance, citing environmental concerns. Members of the Badjao tribe in the village of Cabangahan, Catilan town, formed a human barricade on Monday to prevent Marcventures Mining and Development [...]


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