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.
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.
Nueva Vizcaya residents and environmental groups brought their call to the president to reject the FTAA renewal of OceanaGold to the nation’s capital.
More than 300 participants attended the Aywanan Environment and Mining Summit held on August 24 at the St. Mary's School Gym in Sagada, Mountain Province where they made a united stand and plan of action against the mining applications of the Cordillera Exploration Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation, covering more than 60,000 hectares in the Cordillera and Ilocos Sur province.
Strong rains failed to deter more than 300 community representatives, peoples organizations and church leaders from the Cordillera region and Ilocos Sur province to attend the Aywanan Environment and Mining Summit on August 24 in Sagada, Mountain Province aimed to build the broadest unity against the mining application of Cordillera Exploration Company, Inc. (CEXCI), a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corporation.
The governor of Benguet province sees the legalization of pocket mining though the Minahang Bayan is beneficial to the environment since this ensures the government’s monitoring and regulation of the mining-related activities.
The Provincial Board of Cagayan backed the people’s call asking the president to stop immediately the dredging operation in the Cagayan River, which they believe is magnetite mining. Governor Manuel Mamba sanctioned the dredging through a memorandum of agreement that did not pass the provincial board and in the absence of permit from the DPWH, as required by law.
Government and corporate investment projects continue to displace indigenous peoples (IP) in many Asian countries, including the Philippines, from their ancestral lands according to the statement of indigenous peoples groups presented during the 12th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) on July 16 in Geneva, Switzerland by the Task Force Indigenous Peoples.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through the Mines and Geosciences Bureau is set to declare the first Minahang Bayan to be located in Itogon, Benguet.
Small-scale mining activities may soon resume in the gold-rich town of Itogon in this province after the Provincial Mining and Regulatory Board (PMRB) signed the declaration of a Minahang Bayan (People’s Small-scale Mining Area) in a Tuesday evening (Jan. 15) meeting at the Capitol here.
Iggem dagiti karton ken sako a plakard, ken kagiddan ti tukar dagiti gangsa, nagmartsa ti nadumaduma ng organisasion ti umili ti Didipio manipud iti barangay hall ti Didipio iti ili ti Kasibu agturong ti main gate ti OceanaGold Philippines, Inc.