Gami 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.

IP Solon, Groups Enraged By TRO Issued By Aurora RTC Judge - Bewildered By Decision Against Community Right To Rally

Source: 
Alyansa Tigil Mina Press Release
Date of publication: 
1 July, 2011

Quezon City—Cong. Teddy Brawner Baguilat and civil society groups expressed outrage with a temporary restraint order (TRO) released by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Aurora Branch last June 16, 2011. The order favored the mining corporation conducting drilling operations in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur. Philippine National Police were further instructed by the TRO to extend legal assistance to MMSON Mining and Exploration Corporation, the mining company operating in the area.

Alyansa Tigil Mina national coordinator, Jaybee Garganera said, “This is weird.

Saving the Forests and the Creation

Source: 
http://www.preda.org/main/archives/2011/r11021601.html
Date of publication: 
16 February, 2011

There are inspiring, wonderfully brave people who are risking their lives to protect the land, hills, forests, rivers and streams from the loggers, mining companies and tree cutters in the Philippines. A few weeks ago, I mentioned the courageous people of Midsalip in Mindanao and the Columban Missionaries standing with them in prayer and trust.

Lumads ask Bayog officials to name mining firms with conflicting claims

Source: 
Violeta M. Gloria - http://mindanews.com/main/2011/01/29/lumads-ask-bayog-officials-to-name-mining-firms-with-conflicting-claims/
Date of publication: 
29 January, 2011

BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur (MindaNews/28 January) — Indigenous communities here have asked the local government to reveal the identities of companies that have conflicting mining claims in this town.

Timuay Lucenio Manda, barangay chairperson of Conacon, raised the question after municipal officials said that aside from failing to comply with legal requirements, some companies have conflicting mining claims that cover portions of the Lumads’ 30,000-hectare ancestral domain.

In a mining forum here Wednesday town officials warned they would declare various mining companies illegal for al

Postcard campaign to protect the people of Midsalip

Source: 
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.

Manifesto on mining in Zamboanga Peninsula

Source: 
ZAMPEN Manifesto
Date of publication: 
24 November, 2010

WE, the 80 delegates to the ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE (ZAMPEN) coming from all walks of life in the Provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Misamis Occidental and Lanao del Norte,

COGNIZANT to the fact that an overwhelming majority of the people in the peninsula are dependent on agriculture, fisheries and forestry whose livelihoods could be impacted by mining;

AWARE that as of the end of 2008, an estimated 45.25 percent or a total of 703,598 hectares of the Zamboanga Peninsula’s total land area of 1,554,865 hectares has been applied by

Mt. Pinukis an arena of debate on mining

Source: 
Ryan Rosauro, Philippine Daily Inquirer - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/regions/view/20101114-303099/Mt-Pinukis-an-arena-of-debate-on-mining
Date of publication: 
14 November, 2010

Filed Under: Mining and quarrying, indigenous people, Philippines – Regions, Protest, Environmental Issues, Graft & Corruption
WE DON’T want the machines to run because that will signal the destruction of our remaining source of water,” declared Subanen woman leader Manuela Patinio.
Her tribe recently rose in protest against a planned mineral exploration in the Pinukis mountain range in Midsalip town in Zamboanga del Sur by Geotechniques and Minerals Inc. (Gami). The company commissioned Construction and Drilling Specialists Inc.

Subanen tribe stops mineral exploration

Source: 
Philippine Daily Inquirer - http://archive.inquirer.net/view.php?db=1&story_id=299521
Date of publication: 
24 October, 2010

MIDSALIP, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines – The Subanen tribe in this frontier town has gained victory over its fight to prevent a mineral exploration in the Pinukis mountain range.

On Friday, the workers of Construction and Drilling Specialists Inc.

Gov't Plans Moratorium on New Mining Project Applications Due to NCIP Issues

Source: 
BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT, Manila Bulletin - http://www.mb.com.ph/node/284152/govt-plan
Date of publication: 
25 October, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The government mulls a moratorium in accepting mining project applications in light of the 2,800 applications that have been pending because of difficulties of mining proponents in getting permits and licenses from the National Indigenous People’s Commission (NCIP).

Environment and Natural Resources undersecretary Jeremias Dolino revealed this plan to reporters at the sidelines of the “Blue Skies Alliance, ” an environment forum of Honda Cars Philippines Inc.

Dolino said they are still discussing this plan with Secretary Ramon Paje.

“We are looking into t

Statement on GAMI mining in Midsalip

Source: 
The Director, Mines and Geosciences Bureau
Date of publication: 
12 October, 2010

To whom it may concern:

We citizens of Midsalip, members of ASIN organization (Alliance to Save Integrity of Nature) wish to inform you that we strongly oppose the exploration of GAMI and Alpha Sibuco Investment mining companies in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur. GAMI have no moral or legal rights to begin operations for the following reasons:

a) The Supreme Court has not yet issued its finding on the Petition (Motion for Reconsideration) brought by citizens of Midsalip against the MGB and GAMI.

b) The TIMPOBIA (Timbaboy Pob. B.

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