Altai Resources

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.

Gov't considers 'close-to-mining' policy on mapped-out areas

Date of publication: 
21 May, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — The government is adopting a policy closing to mining identified areas found suitable for other uses such as tourism in an aim to maximize their long-term economic benefits.

Two areas already identified by the DENR-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) as closed to mining are the Sibuyan Island and the stretch of shoreline from Ternate, Cavite to Nasugbu, Batangas.

“There’s an instruction from the (DENR) secretary (Ramon J.P. Paje) for us to have a policy delineating areas closed to mining,” said MGB Director Leo L.

Midnight mine deal disgusts Sibuyan Island Communities

ATM Press Release
Date of publication: 
17 February, 2010

MANILA, Philippines —Sibuyan Island communities in Romblon province express disappointment on Tuesday regarding the large-scale mining license given by the Philippine government to a Canada-based mining firm.

Dubbed as Galapagos of Asia by international scientists, Sibuyan Island in the province of Romblon has been a target of several mining companies. One of which is Altai Philippines Mining Corporation (APMC), holdings firm of Sibuyan Nickel Properties Development Corporation (SNPDC) and subsidiary of Canada-based Altai Resources planning to mine nickel on the island.

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