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Environmentalists, locals troop to DENR to call for implementation of mine ban ordinance in Nueva Vizcaya

Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
27 January, 2015

The environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) joined various groups from the Cagayan Valley region who trooped to the national office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today, calling for the immediate stoppage of large scale mining operations in Nueva Vizcaya.

This was after an environmental ordinance banning the use of open-pit mining in the province was recently passed.

UP forest advocates harassed, barred from tree planting in mining-affected area by mining security

Task Force-Justice for Environmental Defenders Press Release
Date of publication: 
4 June, 2014

‘Reforestation not allowed here,’ police said to environmentalists

Environmental advocates condemned today the security forces of a mining corporation in Nueva Vizcaya province for harassing students and professors from the University of the Philippines (UP) trekking to the mining-affected community of Sitio Bit-ang, Barangay Runruno.

“Forest advocates from UP who were on a tree-planting activity in Barangay Runruno were harassed by heavily armed security personnel of FCF Minerals Corporation and local policemen.

CA ordered to hear Nueva Vizcaya residents' complaint vs mining firm

By Virgil B. Lopez -
Date of publication: 
2 December, 2013

THE Supreme Court (SC) recently ordered the Court of Appeals (CA) to hear the petition of some residents in Nueva Vizcaya to stop the operation of a mining company in the province for alleged abuses to the people and the environment.

In a two-page resolution dated November 12, the SC took note of the petition for writ of kalikasan, which aims to protect a person’s constitutional right to a balanced and healthful ecology.

The petitioners led by some members of the Runruno Landowners’ Association in Barangay Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya accused FCF Minerals Corp.

Striking gold – who benefits? Mining in the Philippines

Bantay Kita
Date of publication: 
25 November, 2013

Communities across the Philippines are not being given their say over whether extraction should take place. A lack of transparency and a lack of information mean they are not told of the negative consequences of mining, nor can they easily seek compensation once mining has started.

Bantay Kita, PWYP’s affiliated coalition in the Philippines, wants to change this.

Deputy Speaker seeks legal action vs mining firms for rights violations in Nueva Vizcaya

By: Philippine News Agency, -
Date of publication: 
28 September, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — House Deputy Speaker and Nueva Vizcaya Representative Carlos Padilla has sought immediate government legal action against three mining companies in his province that he accused of committing human rights violations with impunity.

“The residents of Nueva Vizcaya have suffered much and for a long time.

National fact-finding and solidarity mission on mining TNCs in Nueva Vizcaya unearths realities of poison, plunder

Defend Patrimony press release
Date of publication: 
21 September, 2013

National Fact-Finding and Solidarity Mission (NFSSM) led by Defend Patrimony alliance along with Alyansa ng Nakgkakaisang Vizcayanos para sa Kalikasan (ANVIK) have discovered a pandora’s box of ecological destruction and resource plunder across three big mining companies in Nueva Vizcaya province.

Spider’s web

By Stella A. Estremera
Date of publication: 
19 December, 2012

PHOTOS of the bulldozer threatening people in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya as Australian FCD Minerals Inc. is said to be clearing the land, the burial place of the indigenous people included, is spreading through social media.

We’re not surprised. For how can mining operate if it doesn’t clear land? But that is never explained to the people who have rights over it. What will be underlined will be the royalties and employment opportunities. They will not even say that the poor people have to finish college in order to be employed.

Mining protest turns violent; 6 hurt

Philippine Daily Inquirer -
Date of publication: 
15 December, 2012

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—Six people suffered injuries when villagers clashed with work crews and policemen as they tried to block a clearing operation to make way for a mining project in upland Runruno village in Quezon town.

Witnesses told the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Saturday that the scuffles ensued on December 12 when bulldozers broke a human barricade composed of about 70 villagers.

Metals Exploration takes full control of flagship Runruno gold-molybdenum project

Andre Lamberti -
Date of publication: 
4 December, 2011

Metals Exploration has taken its holding in the flagship Runruno gold-molybdenum project in the Philippines from 85 percent to 100 percent, after exercising its option agreement with Christian Mining IncMetals Exploration has taken its holding in the flagship Runruno gold-molybdenum project in the Philippines from 85 percent to 100 percent, after exercising its option agreement with Christian Mining Inc

Metals Exploration (LON:MTL) has taken its holding in the flagship Runruno gold-molybdenum project in the Philippines from 85 percent to 100 per cent, after exercising its option agreement w

N. Vizcaya determined vs three mining giants

MARY LOU MARIGZA, Northern Dispatch -
Date of publication: 
25 July, 2011

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya – The people of Nueva Vizcaya, particularly the people of Kasibu and Quezon, are determined to oppose three mining giants exploring for gold and other minerals in their areas.

This was the finding of the International Study Tour to Mining Communities of Nueva Vizcaya (ISTNV) last July 10-11. The ISTNV visited the areas of Oceana Gold Philippines, Inc.