Mining threatens to destroy Davao City watershed, but city council still has to find out how and where a Lucio Tan-owned mining company has secured permit to explore the area for mining.
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‘Scourges’ such as mining, military aggression slammed at Int’l Day of Indigenous Peoples (Photos by Gregorio “Jhun” Dantes / bulatlat.com)
The Mindanao Lumad Alliance, Kalumaran, urges Aquino to “put an end to the killings, abuses, and military recruitment of Lumad paramilitaries in our communities that failed to bring peace and development” as it called to “stop this deception that mines, dams, and agribusiness will bring in development.”
By KIMBERLIE OLMAYA NGABIT-QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY—The new mining order of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, or his Executive Order (EO) 79, will adversely affect small scale mining (SSM) and further strengthen corporate and large scale mining. Santos Mero, deputy secretary general of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA), said the new mining policy will…
“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
By MARYA SALAMAT
“The final, long awaited EO makes it clear that Malacañang has addressed only the concerns of foreign business but brushed away legitimate concerns of mining affected communities and environmental groups.” – Kalikasan Party-list
‘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 criticized for lacking in substance in terms of environmental protection and people’s welfare, focusing mainly in the paltry increase in government revenues.
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 Mining Act of 1995 remains as the political backbone of Malacañang’s draft EO on the mining industry. This…