April 18, 2014     Philippines
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Mining Act of 1995

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Friday, March 7th, 2014

‘19 years of Mining Act enriched mining TNCS, but endangered the people’

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.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Mining giants to pass on impact of mining crisis to people?

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 See...

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Critics of large-scale mining bat for ‘pro-people’ mining

“We are not against mining. We recognize the need for mining. But it’s different if foreigners are the ones utilizing our mining resources…”

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Groups ask high court to strike down Mining Act

“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

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

On its 18th year, Philippine Mining Act still reviled as a killing behemoth

By MARYA SALAMAT “Corruption, violence, human rights violations, chilling disasters one after another...

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Mining Act + Aquino’s mining EO = poison, plunder and disaster

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...

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The boon and bane of Aquino’s new mining policies

“EO 79 lacks in social justice. It claims it’s good for the mining industry, but it’s very half-baked.” -- Ateneo de Davao University President Joel Tabora

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Eight reasons why Aquino’s new mining policy is deadlier than Mining Act of 1995

By MARYA SALAMAT “The final, long awaited EO makes it clear that Malacañang...

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

‘After all the antics, Aquino’s Mining EO blazes trail for further plunder of Philippine resources’ – environmentalists

By MARYA SALAMAT Almost a year in the making, the EO is being...

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Conference renews push for Peoples’ Mining Bill

By MARYA SALAMAT The People’s Mining bill embodies the people’s aspirations on how...

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Proposed executive order on mining deceptive – KMP

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) today assailed Malacañang’s draft executive order on the mining industry saying “the draft EO is deceptive.” “The anti-people and anti-environment...

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