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Defend Ilocos Against Mining Plunder (Defend Ilocos) criticized the national government for its incompetence in putting an end to magnetite mining in the region.
“It is not only an action against the destructive and exploitative black sand mining operation, but also a blow against individuals and officials who welcomed, imposed and supported the said mining ventures through sheer political force, threats, maneuverings and deceptions.” – Defend Ilocos
Despite the January 22 cease and desist order (CDO) by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region 1 against the mining activities, the mining companies did not heed the said order and instead continued with their operations.
By JOAN GARCIA Bulatlat.com VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur – Last July, the 81st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) arrived at the provinces of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. They replaced the 3rd IBPA that was encamped at 5 barangays in the two provinces. This August, the Peace and Development Teams of the 81st…
The local government of Ilocos Sur, the country’s tobacco capital, is seeking for a closer look at the problems hounding the industry especially with regards its competitiveness with other producers around the world, as well as its financial viability. BY ACE ALEGRE Contributed to Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 35, October 7-13, 2007 VIGAN CITY (407…