Tags: Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — “Why are the police guarding the interests of big mining companies? Instead of keeping peace and order— their mandate to serve and protect the people— they attacked and tried to break up our barricade as they escorted the employees of the mining company so they could bring…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Some 300 members of groups opposed to irresponsible mining, and residents from various provinces in Northern Luzon, held a rally in front of the offices of well-known mining corporations in Manila earlier this week in protest against what they said are countless rights violations these companies have…

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG NORTHERN DISPATCH BANGUED, Abra – Residents of Mankayan, Benguet who attended the Benguet, Abra, Mt. Province, Ilocos Sur (BAMPIS) Mining Summit held here expressed fears that the plan of Goldfields Far South East to build additional walls to the tailings dam 5A mean there are more mine tailings to expect on…

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG NORTHERN DISPATCH BAGUED, Abra – “I am very glad to see many people here. It means that we are not the only ones fighting against corporate mining.” This is how Dominga Gaspar, member of the Barangay Council of Gambang, Bakun, Benguet, started her testimony at the Benguet, Abra, Mt. Province, Ilocos…

By Alma B. Sinumlag Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera People’s Alliance is preparing to de battle againt more mining applications, among them a Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) by Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMC). The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently issued its Memorandum Order 2011-01 to clean out all…

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – In a statement sent to the media, the spokesperson of the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front (CPDF) said the miserable situation in the regions of Ilocos and the Cordillera mirrors the dismal state of the country a year after President Benigno Simeon Aquino III took office. According to…

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, the claims specified in the preventive mediation case filed by the workers�� unions 2 years ago. This claims…

By ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat.com MANKAYAN, Benguet– Workers of the mining giant Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company filed a “notice of strike” Nov. 12 at the National Conciliation and Mediation Board in Baguio City. The Lepanto Employees Union and the Lepanto Security Force Union, both affiliates of labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno decided to file the notice…

By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch Posted by (Bulatlat.com) BAGUIO CITY The Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company together with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Cordillera Administrative Region insisted that the massive subsidence in Mankayan was caused not by mining but by natural causes. On June 5,…