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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 Mining Company (LCMC). Determined to save the remaining natural resources, the indigenous people invoked their rights to their

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Lepanto updates: Lepanto Workers to receive unpaid wages but union busting not resolved

News release November 24, 2010 On the second conciliation meeting on the notice of strike filed by the workers, the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company agrees to pay all monetary claims before end this month. These are, however,...

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Workers Assail Delayed Wages, Mining Firm Refuses to Implement Agreement

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com MANKAYAN, Benguet ? The rank-and-file employees of the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMC) picketed the general office of the company to demand payment of delayed wages. Headed by the...

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Workers of Mining Firm Seek Payment of Unpaid Wages

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY — In a bid to resolve the unpaid wages and other obligations of the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company to its workers, officers of three employees’ unions sought...

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

LGU Convinced Lepanto Is Liable For Disaster

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by Bulatlat MANKAYAN, Benguet ? The local government unit (LGU) here is convinced that the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company is liable for the massive sinking on June 5 of Aurora St....

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

A Familiar Disaster: In Benguet Town, the Ground Shakes and Houses Disappear

The sinking of portions of Mankayan town, in which at least five houses were destroyed, occurred despite warning signs. And many residents point to the decades-old mining in the area as the culprit in the disaster.

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

On 4th week of strike: 3,000 March vs Lepanto

A march-rally led by the Lepanto Employees Union (LEU) belied the claims of the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (Lepanto) that 80 percent of the strikers want to return to work. BY Kim Quitasol and Abi Bengwayan Northern...

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

Lepanto Labor Row, Far from Over

A multipartite meeting involving the striking union, Lepanto management, local government and labor officials, coupled with several pre-dawn dispersal operations, failed to weaken workers’ resolve to push for their demands. BY Lyn V. Ramo and Abigail T....

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