The Center for Environment Concerns – Philippines (CEC) recognized the valiant environment defenders who put their lives on the line against large-scale mining. They include the late Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez, residents of Didipio in Nueva Vizcaya and community organizers.
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“We could say that Oceanagold really crippled our livelihood.”
These corporations should be penalized for stonewalling the government’s regulations and thus prolonging the suffering of affected communities.
By MARY LOU MARIGZA Northern Dispatch BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya – The people of Nueva Vizcaya, particularly the people of Kasibu and Quezon, are determined to oppose three mining giants exploring for gold and other minerals in their areas. This was the finding of the International Study Tour to Mining Communities of Nueva Vizcaya (ISTNV) last…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“Companies like OceanaGold that violate human rights and destroy the environment have no reason to stay and should not be allowed to operate in our country…” – Clemente G. Bautista Jr., national coordinator of Kalikasan PNE.
Right of Way
Foreign companies operating in the country have been affected by the global financial crisis. After the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company in Benguet and the Anvil Mining Ventures in Itogon, it is now the OceanaGold, which is taking measures to cushion the impact of the crisis. BY ACE ALEGRE Contributor Bulatlat BAGUIO CITY (246 kms. north…
For mining companies, Nueva Vizcaya is just another gold mine. But for women whose children were nourished from its valleys and rivers, the fight against large-scale mining is a fight for life. BY LISA ITO Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 34, September 30-October 6, 2007 Her serene face is as furrowed as an ancient valley, but…