Conal Holdings

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.

Green groups call for mining moratorium to mitigate El Nino impacts

Source: 
Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) Press Release
Date of publication: 
25 February, 2010

MANILA, Philippines — Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), an advocacy group on environmental and human rights issues and people’s movement composed of more than eighty (80) organizations from mining-affected communities and civil society organizations nationwide, calls for a moratorium on large-scale mining operations to mitigate El Nino impacts.

‘The El Nino phenomenon has put watersheds in dry spell in different parts of our country. Mining is a water intensive industry and mining operations and/or tenements are located in watershed areas.

Groups tackle environmental issues in regional summit

Source: 
http://www.bworldonline.com/main/content.php?id=6227
Date of publication: 
12 February, 2010

KORONADAL CITY — Civil society groups and grassroots organizations gathered here Friday for a regional summit that discussed environmental issues that are seen by the participants as stemming from government priority investment projects in the area like Sagittarius Mines Inc.‘s copper gold project straddling the towns of Tampakan in South Cotabato, Columbio in Sultan Kudarat, and Kiblawan in Davao del Sur.

Environment group hits coal plants' construction

Source: 
ELLALYN B. DE VERA, Manila Bulletin - http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/228390/environment-group-hits-coal-plants-construction
Date of publication: 
7 November, 2009

Conservation group, World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF), on Saturday criticized government initiatives on coal-fired power plant, citing that the passage of Philippine Climate Change Act of 2009 (Republic Act 9729) and the Renewable Act of 2008 (RA 9513) should boost the viability of zero-emission energy options.

WWF climate change and energy program director Yeb Sano explained that the government has continued to construct coal-fired power plants nationwide, even if fossil-based sources such as coal plants are the “most prevalent emitter of carbon dioxide.

Conal Holdings accused of playing 'dirty tactics'

Source: 
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/general-santos/conal-holdings-accused-playing-dirty-tactics
Date of publication: 
26 July, 2009

ACCUSATIONS of bribery and intimidation have hounded the Alcantara-led coal-fed power project in nearby Maasim, Sarangani province as opposition to the venture gets wider.

Johnny Panerio, one of the leaders of the newly-organized Maasim People’s Coalition on Climate Change (MP3C), accused Conal Holdings Corp. of employing dirty tactics in the firm’s attempt to pacify opposition to the proposed 200-megawatt (MW) coal plant to be built in two 100-MW phases.

He recounted over the weekend that Gregorio S.

GenSan says no to coal-fired power plant

Source: 
MindaNews - http://www.mindanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6451&Itemid=106
Date of publication: 
31 May, 2009

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/31 May) — The city council here has joined the opposition to the Alcantara Group-led $450 million, 200-megawatt coal-fired power project in nearby Maasim, Sarangani province. Councilor Richard L. Atendido, chair of the council’s environment committee, said members of the city council unanimously voted late last week to reject the coal plant project of Conal Holdings Corp.

“It has a lot of negative effect on the environment and health,” he said.

Joseph C.

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