Australian mining firm OceanaGold Philippines, Inc., under fire due to its Didipio operations in Nueva Vizcaya, plans to bring in 630,000 liters of diesel to dewater its mines with the President's green light, despite not having an FTAA.
The Cordillera Peoples Alliance filed a petition, consisting of 500 signatures from leaders of people's organizations, against the mining applications of CEXCI across the region.
Makabayan-Cagayan Valley said that OceanaGold's handling of the congressional hearing regarding their Didipio operations is evidence of the mining firm dividing the province on the issue of mining.
Environment and IP activists joined the Makabayan Bloc in filing House Bill 6450, seeking to impose a 25-year moratorium on open-pit mining operations across the nation.
March 3, 2020, marks the 25th year of the enactment and implementation of R.A. 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995. This law introduced the FTAA that can be entered into by private mining corporations with the Philippine government.
Kalikasan PNE condemned the Congressional Inquiry on the rights violations committed by OceanaGold initiated by the Committee on Indegenous Cultural Community and Indigenous Peoples for its biased towards the Autralian mining giant.
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong apologized to the officials and people of La Trinidad, Benguet for his remark that strawberry farms in the municipality utilize water from the polluted Balili River to water their crops.
Scientists and an environmental institution condemned the continuing detention of their colleague arrested by the police in Cagayan in October 2018 for trumped-up criminal charges.
Residents in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya, along with groups against OceanaGold's mining operations, foiled an attempt by the mining firm and its alleged supporters to dismantle the people's barricade against mining operations in Didipio village.
Representatives from barangays in Lagawe and Lamut, Ifugao, troop to the NCIP to reiterate their opposition to the Alimit hydropower project, and follow up on a February 2019 petition to halt the construction of the said project.
The people’s barricade against OceanaGold in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya successfully prevented an attempt by the company to bring fuel for their operation with the help of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and the police.
The local government and people of Nueva Vizcaya would continue the checkpoints and barricade against OceanoGold despite the DILG’s order to dismantle them.