By JOAN GARCIA Bulatlat.com Main Story: Anti-mining campaign gaining ground in Ilocos In 2006, the then director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region 1 Samuel Paragas declared that the mining of black sand in the shores of Ilocos will amount to a $71 billion income for the government. Also during that year, in…
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By JOAN GARCIA
Defend Ilocos, a broad network opposed to mining, filed for a Writ of Kalikasan before the Supreme Court to put a stop to magnetite mining in the Ilocos region saying that previous mining operations have already caused massive beach erosion and flooding.