Apex Mining

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.

Mindanao folks troop to Makati to warn mining companies: ‘Get out of Mindanao now’

Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
25 November, 2014

Anti-mining activists, environmental advocates and indigenous peoples from Mindanao held protest actions in front of the Makati offices of mining corporations responsible for environmental destruction and rampant human rights violations in the country’s southern region, namely the Filipino-Malaysia-owned Apex Mining, Canada-owned Toronto Venutres Inc (TVI), and Swiss-owned Glencore.

“This is a warning to these companies: get out now. The people of Mindanao are raging and our resistance grows stronger every day.

Philippines mining landslide 'kills 25' in mining area

BBC & others
Date of publication: 
17 January, 2012

Philippines mining landslide ‘kills 25’


5 January 2012

At least 25 people have been killed and 150 more are missing after a landslide struck a mining village in the southern Philippines, officials say.

The landslide occurred at about 3:00 a.m.

ComVal town mayor not keen on province-wide mining ban

Date of publication: 
24 May, 2011

The mayor of a mining town in Compostela Valley is not keen on a province-wide ban on mining following a landslide that buried a mining community last Friday.

Pantukan town mayor Celso Sarenas admitted Sunday residents remain willing to risk their lives if they do not get an alternative means of livelihood.

“Ipasasara pero hindi lahat. Saan pupunta ang tao na yan? ... Paano ang kabuhayan nila, paano ang pagkain nila (I am in favor of closing down some mining operations but not all.

Britain's Crew Gold cuts jobs at Philippines mine

Agence France Presse
Date of publication: 
28 January, 2008

MANILA – Crew Gold Corp. of Britain said Thursday it was cutting 150 workers from its gold mine in the southern Philippines to save money amid depressed metal prices.

The Maco mine on the island of Mindanao cut the jobs “to sustain the economic viability of the mine project,” Crew’s listed local unit Apex Mining Co. told the Philippine Stock Exchange in a disclosure.

About 150 rank and file managers and staff have been laid off, including all but two specialised foreign technicians, it added.

Crew had hired 1,955 people for the project, which had just started production.

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