Altamina Exploration and Resources, Inc.

Court issues writ vs magnetite mining in Ilocos

Source: 
http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Nation&title=Court-issues-writ-vs-magnetite-mining-in-Ilocos&id=51777
Date of publication: 
15 May, 2012

THE SUPREME COURT (SC) has issued a writ of kalikasan (nature) directing mining firm Altamina Exploration and Resources, Inc., President Benigno S. C. Aquino III, and two others to reply to the petition filed by several lawmakers and local government officials seeking to stop the firm’s mining activities in Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.

Promulgated by the full court on May 8, the writ ordered respondents Altamina; Mr. Aquino, as successor of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo; Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr., as successor of Leandro R.