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Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Mankayan indigenous folks call on Aquino to reject Lepanto mining application

“As the affected indigenous peoples community, the exercise of our right to self-determination through the free, prior and informed consent process has been systematically and insidiously curtailed.”

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

German City awards Filipino nun for HR advocacy

The German City Council said Matutina “pits herself against serious human rights violations in her homeland that occur in connection with the gold extraction of international companies in the Philippine Island of Mindanao."

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Stronger int’l solidarity to confront mining TNCs

“There is no improvement in the quality of life in countries with mining.”

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Historic int’l confab links global resistance vs mining TNCs, liberalization

“This historic gathering is a point of convergence for our heightened resistance to the intensifying plunder by mining TNCs under the rubric of neoliberal globalization.”

Monday, October 14th, 2013

LGUs should get shares from mining, says mining firms

But groups, including those in Ateneo de Davao University, said revenue-sharing “is not the main issue but rather about empowerment of communities and local leaders.”

Friday, October 11th, 2013

‘Large-scale mining, energy projects devastated Cordillera’

“One hundred ten years of operations of Benguet Corporation, 77 years of Lepanto Mining Corporation and 57 years of Philex Mining Corporation did not bring development to the people of Cordillera.” – Beverly Longid, Katribu Partylist

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Support for anti-mining barricade in N. Vizcaya swells as court issues TRO

“The solid support showed by the church people, farmers and professionals shows the anti-mining sentiments of the people of Nueva Vizcaya.”

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Kalinga folk block entry of mining firm

By ACE ALEGRE Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – Tribal folks in barangay Balatoc, in Pasil town, Kalinga denied the entry of Carrascal Nickel Corporation (CNC) into their ancestral domain. “There was no Free Prior and Informed Consent...

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Despite protests, mining firm starts operations in Kalinga

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG Northern Dispatch TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Angered and disgusted with the recent intrusion of Cordillera Exploration Company Inc. (CEXCI) in their hometown, residents of Tawang village, Balbalan sought help from the office of...

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

NPA claims torching mining firm’s machinery

“The LCMC's mining operations will mean the grabbing and destruction of hundreds of hectares of agricultural lands, forests and other parts of the ancestral domain of the indigenous peoples of Mankayan and Tadian." -- NPA-Benguet

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Aquino govt engages locals in war to allow destructive mining in their ancestral domain

By MARYA SALAMAT Opposition to the Tampakan mining project of SMI-Xstrata has...

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