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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...

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Another tribe leader opposed to mining killed

By RONALYN V. OLEA "The killing of Kitari will fuel the hatred and...

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Philex, progressive group agree tailings dam collapse spells disaster

By KIMBERLIE OLMAYA N. QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — A top official of the Philex Mining Corporation admitted that a greater disaster would happen if tailings pond 3 (TP3) collapses. Earlier, leaders of the Cordillera Peoples...

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Tribe members celebrate first year of barricade against mining

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — On January 23, 2012, residents of sitio (subvillage) Madaymen, Tabio Mankayan set up their barricade against the drilling activities of Far Southeast Gold resources Inc. (FSGRI) and Lepanto Consolidated...

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Mindanao lumad, green groups blame Aquino’s mining policies for devastation wreaked by typhoon Pablo

By MARYA SALAMAT Progressive groups in Mindanao describe the devastation caused by typhoon...

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