Monday, March 30, 2020


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Sans FTAA, Malacañang grants OGPI fuel acquisition authority to dewater mines

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.

IP group files petition against CEXCI

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.

OceanaGold pitting people against each other — Makabayan Cagayan Valley

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.

Bill on open-pit mining moratorium filed in Congress

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.

JUNK THE PHILIPPINE MINING ACT OF 1995: A Continuing Call by Indigenous Peoples, for...

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.

Group assails “rigged” Congressional inquiry on OceanaGold

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.

Magalong expresses regret over strawberry blunder

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, green group condemn continuing detention of colleague

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, green groups’ foils attempt to dismantle barricade against OceanaGold

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.

Ifugao folk reiterate opposition to Alimit hydro

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.

Didipio residents prevent fuel delivery for OceanaGold’s operation

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.

Nueva Vizcaya stands by checkpoints, barricade against OceanaGold

The local government and people of Nueva Vizcaya would continue the checkpoints and barricade against OceanoGold despite the DILG’s order to dismantle them.



Rising above fear and repression for genuine agrarian reform

For many peasant leaders like Manong Tony, the struggle for land rights, higher farmgate price, and appropriate services have also become a struggle to rise above state violence and fear.