CPA sees these awards as deceptive and a cover up for the worst environmental track record of LCMC and Benguet Corporation.
Tags: large-scale mining
“These mining companies have the historical records of violating environmental standards.”
“It’s better to die fighting, than to die helplessly.”
Teresita Navacilla, leader of an anti-large-scale mining group, is the fifth activist killed this month.
“The Mines and Geosciences Bureau will play its role in this callousness by further ignoring the impunity of large-scale miners in Mindanao and elsewhere in the Philippines, to perpetuate the lie of peace and economic development in the mining industry.”
“We oppose Apec and its schemes in robbing our country’s natural resources, and essentially its future.”
“This mining conference’s top sponsors are also the leading sponsors of paramilitary groups that have sown terror across the mine-affected communities especially in Mindanao.”
“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.”
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.”
“There is no improvement in the quality of life in countries with mining.”
“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.”