Land Claimants Want Philex Mine Permit Recalled

BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch Vol. VII, No. 29, August 26-September 1, 2007 BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – The Kalanguya tribe, an ethno-linguistic group native to Tuba, Benguet has reiterated its clamor for the government to revoke the special permit Philex Mining Corporation obtained in January this year, citing what was described as the company’s failure to comply with the permit’s conditions. Philex failed to acquire the consent of the communities for its mining operations, which cover some 98 hectares in Barangay (village) Camp 3, Tuba….

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