Anglo American

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.

Studies say UK largest investor in country

Roy C. Mabasa, Manila Bulletin
Date of publication: 
9 January, 2011

MANILA, Philippines –The United Kingdom (UK) is the largest investor in the Philippines for the past decade.

Citing the most recent studies conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the British Embassy in Manila disclosed that the UK had a combined net foreign direct and net portfolio investments from 1999-2009 of an estimated $9.7 billion, rivaled only by Singapore with a much smaller $6.7-billion cumulative investment.

According to the British Embassy, this was largely due to the pre-eminence of the UK as a global financial center.

The Embassy said there are currently ab

World’s largest mining firm pulls out of PH

Date of publication: 
3 January, 2011

Anglo-American, reputed to be the world’s largest mining company, has completed its pull-out from the Philippines.

The withdrawal covers several other countries, presumably for Anglo-American to concentrate on its major operations in Africa.

Anglo-American earlier sold its copper concessions in Mindanao to Philex Mining, the copper producer that is at the same time the Philippines’ largest producer of gold.

The sale was for several tens of millions of dollars.

To complete the pull-out, Anglo-American sold its mineral concessions in Kalinga Apayao to a consortium of nickel compa

Mountain Province firm vs mining

Date of publication: 
19 December, 2010

BONTOC, Mountain Province — Representatives from the different municipalities of Mountain Province stood united against the operation of large scale mining in their province in a forum on the mining and human rights situation.

Two hundred delegates from the nine municipalities of the province and their local government officials and representatives from the business, church, women, youth and peoples organizations agreed that mining is destructive to their communities.

The delegates came up with a position paper expressing their opposition to the destruction wrought by large scale minin

Farmers launch "Piso-piso" [i] for the bail-out of Anti-Mining Activist

LRC-KsK statement
Date of publication: 
7 April, 2010

Close to a hundred farmers from the small village of Anislagan, Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines visited the Surigao provincial jail in Surigao City where Rico T. Amarille has been detained since March 24 for two counts of attempted homicide and handed the 1,000 pesos they raised over the weekend.

Anislagan is an agricultural village on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao with two thousand residents has vowed to keep their land protected from one of the world’s largest mining conglomerates, Anglo American Plc., and free of mining projects.

Philippine's Largest Mining Company pushes for Re-entry in Anislagan

Date of publication: 
15 February, 2010

Anislagan, Surigao del Norte – In December 11, 2009, the Asst. Mgr. for Environment of Philex Mining/ Silangan Mindanao Mining Company (SMMC), MR. EUFRONIO A. ORTIZ, JR., wrote to the Bgy. Capt. Manuel Tejada of their intention to make a Livelihood Training Center within the 1 hectare land they purchased within the barangay.

The Barangay Council provided a venue to hear their planned project in a barangay session.

Double Whammy for Two Largest Mining Firms in a Small Village-Community Victory

LRC Press release
Date of publication: 
15 January, 2010

Surigao del Norte — It is little known that a small village in Mindanao thwarted Philex Mining, the Philippine’s largest mining firm, after the community blocked the firm’s entry to inaugurate a pseudo-livelihood training center on 11 January 2010.

Almost the entire populace of Anislagan, Placer, Surigao del Norte installed a makeshift checkpoint as early as 5:00am in preparation for the inauguration of the newly bought 1 hectare of land by Philex for the proposed livelihood training center.

Septagenarian Mother Lead A Tree Planting Against Mining Giant

LRC Cagayan de Oro Press Release
Date of publication: 
21 December, 2009

Surigao del Norte — a weekend of drizzle from inter-tropical storm in the province didn’t stop a septuagenarian woman leading the entire community in a tree planting initiative of a small village threatened by giant mining firm.

Anislagan, Placer, Surigao del Norte is an area very rich in natural resources. It has been identified by the government as its priority area in mining because of its rich mineral resources. It has first-class nickel and gold minerals. It is also abundant in its farm produce. Lakes, rivers, and spring, also surround it.

Ex-militiamen take villagers hostage in S. Philippines

Associated Press -
Date of publication: 
11 December, 2009

MANILA — Government-armed former militiamen accused of murder and banditry kidnapped more than 70 villagers and children Thursday from a southern Philippines village, demanding that charges be dropped against them before they would free the hostages.

The abductions raised fresh questions about the government’s long-standing policy of arming civilian volunteers to protect against insurgencies. The day before, 100 other militiamen in the south were added to the list of those accused of slaughtering civilians in the country’s worst political massacre.

Cordillera Tribes Heighten Struggle Against Large-Scale Mines in Chico River Watersheds

ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW, Northern Dispatch, Indigenous Peoples Watch -
Date of publication: 
6 June, 2009

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Like the anti-Chico Dam struggle in the 1980s, tribal elders in this province, 394 kms.

Anglo To Explore For Copper, Gold In N Philippines - Official

Dow Jones Commodities News via Comtex
Date of publication: 
26 February, 2009

MANILA – Anglo American PLC (AAUK) is looking for copper and gold in Apayao province in the northern Philippines, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau said.

The agency has already approved an exploration permit that would allow Anglo to look for minerals in the area, MGB director Horacio Ramos told reporters.

The approval follows Anglo’s decision to terminate an agreement with local mining firm Philex Mining Corp. (PX.PH). on joint exploration of the Boyongan copper-gold property in the southern Philippines, due to differences over how to proceed with the project.

ADB Chico, Agno forest aid futile as Mine applications blanket Cordillera

Date of publication: 
1 March, 2009

BAGUIO CITY — Community elders and environmental groups in the region branded the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded reforestation projects of the Agno and Chico Rivers’ watersheds as an exercise in futility.

Cordillera Elders’ Alliance (CEA) and Benguet Mining Action Alert Network (BMAAN) hit the project that is supposed to protect the watersheds as useless, because the government also allows mining applications that threaten to destroy these watersheds.

The watersheds for the Chico and Agno Rivers were among the forest areas in the country which would be financed by the $80 mill

Filipino environment advocates slam Australian mining project

The Philippine Times
Date of publication: 
6 December, 2008

A group of environment advocates from the Philippines recently slammed an Australian mining company.

Sibuyan Island Sentinels coordinator Rodne Galicha vented the group’s sentiments against the nickel supply agreement between BHP Billiton, the mining company, and the Sibuyan Nickle Properties Development Corporation (SNPDC).

Chief among these concerns are their group’s concern for what the mining project would do to the environment of Sibuyan.

Galicha said that they are worried over the activities of Queensland Nickel, a BHP Billiton subsidiary, which wants to establish a nickel mine

Farmers install 15–foot scarecrow to ward off mining firm

Date of publication: 
4 December, 2008

“The women, men, youth, and children assisted in the installation of a 15 feet tall scarecrow as our symbolic edifice against mining,” Rizalina Lisbos, a mother of four, narrated.

The members of Anislagan Bantay Kalikasan Task Force (ABAKATAF) of barangay Anislagan, Placer, Surigao del Norte installed a scarecrow as a symbol of the community’s strong staunch against mining which threatens their farm lands.

Anislagan is an agricultural community of about 400 households or roughly 2,000 individuals.

Anglo wants out of RP mine venture

Date of publication: 
11 November, 2008

MANILA – Anglo American wants to pull out from a gold and copper venture in southern Philippines due to resistance from the local government and residents, its partner Manila Mining said on Tuesday.

It is the second major mining project in the Philippines that the world’s fourth-largest diversified mining group is exiting from.

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