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It remains to be seen whether the present President Rodrigo Duterte, a known supporter against the killings of indigenous rights activists, will listen to the demands being pushed by indigenous peoples.
“We must put an end to this policy of poison and plunder, and must make sure that politicians who will continue this mining policy regime are no longer allowed to remain in power.”
KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA Bulatlat.com First of two parts Second Part: Pangibabawan ang Agam-agam: Makakalikasan, mangahas makibaka! Nang lumabas ang panawagan na mag-resign si Aquino pagkatapos ng masaklap na pangyayari sa Mamasapano, isa ang Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment sa sumama at nagtambol ng makasaysayang hamong ito. Noong ika-3 ng Marso, sa ika-20 anibersaryo…
Calling President Aquino the “Plunderer-President,” protesters said the Mining Act and the government’s continued liberalization of mining adds more reason for his ouster.
KALIBUTAN By LEON DULCE 2nd of three parts 1st part: Mining Act of 1995 | Dalawang dekada ng sinaid na yaman 3rd part: Mining Act of 1995 | Dalawang dekada ng karahasan Masasabi bang ‘luntian’ na polisiya ang Mining Act of 1995? Alinsunod sa batas na ito, ang mga transnasyunal na korporasyon o TNC ng…
The 19th anniversary of the passage of RA 7942 or Mining Act of 1995 was “greeted” with nationally-coordinated protest actions across the Philippines. The day was dubbed as Green Flag Day, and protesters launched their call for the revocation of Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s mining liberalization policies and projects.
These large foreign-controlled mining firms, in hopes of surviving the mining crisis, would intensify land grabbing of mineral-rich areas and extraction of mineral wealth. At the same time, it would cut production expenses. – Kalikasan PNE
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“We are not against mining. We recognize the need for mining. But it’s different if foreigners are the ones utilizing our mining resources…”
“What have we gained from the Philippine Mining Act of 1995? Environmental disaster, economic dislocation, food insecurity and militarization that wreak havoc in communities.” — Cordillera Peoples Alliance
By MARYA SALAMAT
“Corruption, violence, human rights violations, chilling disasters one after another –these are what Filipinos have suffered as a result of implementing the Mining Act of 1995.” – Bayan Muna Party Rep. Neri Colmenares
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Main Story: On its 18th year, Philippine Mining Act still reviled as a killing behemoth By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – If all the hoopla surrounding the promises of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III were to be measured today by his stance on mining policy alone, it would be in tatters by now, based on…