168 Ferrum

This section lists the companies, primarily mining companies, who are of interest to Philippine Indigenous Peoples - mainly because they are operating on their lands. The companies are listed by alphabetical order.

Zambo del Sur IPs call DENR for cancellation of 168 Ferrum MPSA

By Jong D. Cadion - http://pagadianfrontline.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/zambo-del-sur-ips-call-denr-for.html
Date of publication: 
14 July, 2014

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur (MPF News) —- The Subanen Indigenous Communities of Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur through their economic arm, Subanen Gataw Taasan Association Incorporated (SUGATAI), warned and cautioned government officials from closing their eyes to the violations committed by 168 Ferrum Pacific Mining Corporation (168 Ferrum), IPs Official said.

SUGATAI Chairman Timuay Carlito Dalangon said Monday calling the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon J.P.

Bishop says Subanen voiceless vs mining

Philippine Daily Inquirer - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/463477/bishop-says-subanen-voiceless-vs-mining
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2013

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Members of the indigenous Subanen communities in at least three villages of Bayog town in Zamboanga del Sur, where large mining firms have concessions, are opposed to mineral explorations there but are too afraid to speak up against them, a Protestant prelate said.

Bishop Antonio Ablon of Iglesia Filipina Independiente’s Diocese of Pagadian issued the statement after leading a 100-member fact-finding mission in the villages of Bubuan, Liba and Conacon in Bayog.

The fact-finding mission started its investigation of mining operations in July.

Bayog Mayor Leonardo Baba

Postcard campaign to protect the people of Midsalip

Working Group on Mining in the Philippines
Date of publication: 
1 February, 2011

The following pdf attachments are campaign postcards that have been created to support the Subaanen people of Midsalip, who are facing threats to their land and livelihoods from mining companies (see other articles on this site for more background).

Dear Mr President,

We support the cancellation of all exploration and mining permits for open-pit mineral extraction in the critical watersheds of the Mt Sugarloaf Key Biodiversity Area (No.

Advancing (ir)responsible mining in Mindanao

Working Group on Mining in the Philippines (WGMP)
Date of publication: 
14 October, 2010

According to a report published on the Philippine Information Agency website on October 4th 2010 (‘Mindanao mining group advances responsible mining’ http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=12&fi=p101004.htm&no=46) a number of mining companies with operations in Mindanao, the Philippines, recently launched what they refer to as the Coalition for Responsible Mining in Mindanao or COREMIN2.

Subanon holds successful traditional festival

Tito Natividad Fiel
Date of publication: 
26 September, 2009

Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines – About 1,500 Subanon People and visitors have witnessed a weeklong “buklog”, the highest form of Subanon traditional festival, in Barangay Conacon this municipality.

The majority of the Subanon attending came from the 16 Barangays of Bayog, which cover the Ancestral Domain Application area, as well as different provinces and municipalities throughout Zamboanga Peninsula.

“Peksalabukan Gukom de Bayog (PGB)”, a traditional Subanon organisation led by “Timouy”, or Chieftain, Lucenio Manda held the activity with the purpose of celebrating the reconci

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