DMCI mining

Green groups, lawmakers ask Congress to investigate approval of DMCI coal-fired power plant in Palawan

Joint press release
Date of publication: 
10 June, 2015

House resolution filed inquiring on irregularities, environmental risks of coal project

Environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE), Palawan Alliance for Clean Energy (PACE) joined progressive lawmakers yesterday in filing House Resolution No.

Indigenous peoples score DMCI on World Environment Day

KATRIBU News Release
Date of publication: 
5 June, 2015

MAKATI—Indigenous peoples from KATRIBU Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas along with environment activists conducted a protest action at the office of D.M. Consunji, Inc (DMCI) on Friday, June 5, on the commemoration of the World Environment Day.

DMCI, Palawan Council’s railroading of Narra coal power plant a ‘serious blow to our natural, national heritage’

Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
1 June, 2015

National environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) denounced the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) and the DM Consunji Inc. (DMCI) in their railroading of the Strategic Environmental Plan clearance of the company’s coal-fired power plant project in Narra, Palawan.

Lumad, rights groups mount fact-finding mission on disappearance of Manobo activist

By Dennis Arcon,
Date of publication: 
21 May, 2015

COTABATO CITY, Philippines — Indigenous peoples’ and human rights groups have mounted a fact-finding mission to investigate the disappearance of a Manobo activist who was last seen in the company of militiamen guarding a private firm’s compound in the hinterlands of Lebak town, Sultant Kudarat.

Jerom Succor Aba, spokesman of Kawagib, or the Alliance for the Advancement of Moro Human Rights and one of the organizers, said the fact-finding mission began Wednesday and will end on Friday in Sitio Salabantaran, Barangay Salansang where John Calaba, 28, the missing public information off

Manobo activist disappeared while with Consunji company guards, feared dead

News Release -
Date of publication: 
15 May, 2015

An officer of organization Kisasabanay Dulangan Manobo (KIDUMA) was invited inside the Consunji compound in Brgy.

Canadian mining firm told to stop road construction

Tito N. Fiel, Inquirer Mindanao -
Date of publication: 
2 July, 2011

PAGADIAN CITY, Philippines – Citing the need to protect the environment, a regional trial court here on Friday ordered the Canadian mining company TVI Resources to halt its road construction project and similar activities in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur.

Records of the case show that local residents had accused TVI of destroying naturally grown trees and rubber trees in the construction of a road that would connect the villages of Dipili, Pulang Bato and Depore.

TVI had obtained permission from the Bayog town council for the project but residents filed a civil suit against the mining compa

Advocates score govt inaction on T'bolis' plight

Date of publication: 
25 July, 2010

KORONADAL City, —-Indigenous peoples and advocates have criticized the government’s seeming indifference on the plight of the T’bolis in Barangay Ned, Lake Sebu.

For the Philippines's Tribal Folk, a Constant War Against 'Development Aggression'

Date of publication: 
11 September, 2009

MANILA —- Aeta leader Nelson Mallari seemed to have unending stories on the plight of indigenous peoples in Central Luzon.
“Mining, military reservation and dam constructions dislocate indigenous peoples in the region,” Mallari, chairman of the Central Luzon Aeta Association (CLAA) and secretary-general of Katribu party list, told Bulatlat in Filipino. CLAA’s members include Aeta with six sub-tribes, Dumagats, Ilongots and Agta in Pampanga, Tarlac, Aurora and Zambales.
“Places we consider sacred are now up for grabs by mining companies,” Mallari said.