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Philippines: It’s mining profit vs. indigenous peoples in Mindanao

KAMP statement, via
Date of publication: 
25 November, 2014

Makati—Outraged indigenous Lumad people led protest actions in business offices of mining corporations in Metro Manila on Tuesday, demanding the withdrawal of mining corporations in their ancestral lands.

Some 200 protesters trooped the offices of Apex Mining Corporation, Sagittarius Mines Inc., TVI Resource Development, and Nickel Asia Corp.

Despite protests, mining firm starts operations in Kalinga

By ALMA B. SINUMLAG, Northern Dispatch -
Date of publication: 
14 May, 2013

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Angered and disgusted with the recent intrusion of Cordillera Exploration Company Inc. (CEXCI) in their hometown, residents of Tawang village, Balbalan sought help from the office of Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) Kalinga to stop the mining activities of CEXCI in the village.

The residents brought with them a report of their inspection in the mine site and a petition to stop CEXCI’s mine operation.

Philippine Deal May End Mindanao Insurgency, Lure Investors

By Joel Guinto and Daniel Ten Kate -
Date of publication: 
8 October, 2012

Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s deal with Muslim rebels provides the best chance since 2008 to extinguish a four-decade insurgency that has killed as many as 200,000 people and attract investors deterred by violence to the mineral-rich south.

“It adds to the positive momentum in the Philippines,” said Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economic research at HSBC Holdings Plc in Hong Kong. “The economy is doing very well, and a peace deal is going to help sentiment.

Water in Surigao, Palawan mining communities contaminated - NGO

By: Erwin Mascarinas, -
Date of publication: 
9 September, 2012

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – A Japanese non-government organization said the results of its study in two mines and a processing plant operated by Nickel Asia Corp.

Poverty of indigenous peoples worsens under Aquino, says revolutionary group

Date of publication: 
6 August, 2012

BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPDF) said that President Benigno Aquino III “matuwid na daan” (righteous path) has led to the all-out plunder of the country’s resources that worsens the already sorry state of indigenous peoples.

CPDF, through its spokesman Simon “Ka Filiw” Naogsan, pointed out that the absence of “wangwang” (sirens) is the diversion of the government of the awareness of the people from the gigantic gains of big mining companies and energy corporations.

Irresponsible mining behind Palawan river contamination— environmental activist groups

Kalikasan-PNE Press Statement
Date of publication: 
22 February, 2012

Nickel mining operations in Palawan Island have already contaminated a nearby river system with unsafe levels of carcinogenic or cancer-causing chemicals, Filipino and Japanese environmental groups today revealed.

At a press conference earlier this morning in Quezon City, environmental activists from Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE-Japan) and the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) presented findings from an environmental field research study conducted in a river located downstream near the Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation’s (RTNMC) mining operations and the Cor

Gov’t probes Surigao mining firms

Date of publication: 
7 February, 2012

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – The Mines Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) formed a task force to thoroughly investigate alleged violations committed by three large-scale mining companies that endangered the lives of villagers in Surigao del Norte province.

Initially, top officials of MGB led by Leo Jasareno, national director of MGB, along with journalists conducted air and ground inspections on Thursday in Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte to look into the operations of mining firms in the said areas.

At least three large-scale m

Leftist Rebels Attack Mining Firms In Southern Philippines

3 October 2011

DAVAO CITY (Philippines), (Bernama) — Some 200 leftist rebels attacked two mining firms in southern Philippines early on Monday, disarming guards and holding hostage several mining officials, police said.

The New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, disguised as policemen and driving trucks and a van, stormed the compound of Taganito Mining Corporation in Claver town in the southern province of Surigao del Norte at around 10 a.m., according to Superintendent Martin Gamba, spokesperson of Caraga regional police office.

“The rebels took away the firm’s resident manager, Mr.

Mining mercenaries proposal by AFP opposed by environmental activists

Kalikasan PNE Press Statement
Date of publication: 
12 October, 2011

The proposal between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the three Surigao del Norte mining firms recently punished by New People’s Army guerrillas to train and employ militias was lambasted today by environmental activists under the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment.

Chinese Investors Face Angry Crowd of Protesters on Palawan Island

Date of publication: 
11 November, 2011

Indigenous peoples and farmers gathered in Brooke’s Point city this week to protest against another mining threat on Palawan Island. Ancestral Land/Domain Watch (ALDAW) reports.

On 10 November, indigenous peoples and farmers led by people’s organizations such as ALDAW gathered in Brooke’s Point city proper to protest against the mining plans of the Jinchuan Group Ltd. ( The company has signed a memorandum of agreement with MacroAsia Corporation for joint investments in Palawan, estimated to reach $1 billion.