TVI Pacific

No Rights, No Justice: Experiences of Indigenous Peoples affected by Corporate Activities

Source: 
http://www.aippnet.org/index.php/statements/124-human-rights-publication/1498-no-rights-no-justice-experiences-of-indigenous-peoples-affected-by-corporate-activities
Date of publication: 
5 December, 2014

Indigenous peoples’ lands, territories and resources in Asia are alarmingly and increasingly exploited and expropriated by Asian Governments and sold or provided to multi-national and transnational companies involved in the aggressive pursuit of neoliberal globalization.

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

Source: 
KAMP statement, via http://iva.aippnet.org/philippines-news-release-its-mining-profit-vs-indigenous-peoples-in-mindanao/
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.

Mindanao folks troop to Makati to warn mining companies: ‘Get out of Mindanao now’

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
25 November, 2014

Anti-mining activists, environmental advocates and indigenous peoples from Mindanao held protest actions in front of the Makati offices of mining corporations responsible for environmental destruction and rampant human rights violations in the country’s southern region, namely the Filipino-Malaysia-owned Apex Mining, Canada-owned Toronto Venutres Inc (TVI), and Swiss-owned Glencore.

“This is a warning to these companies: get out now. The people of Mindanao are raging and our resistance grows stronger every day.

The Rock Hard Truth—Philippine Learning Tour raises concerns about mining-related human rights violations in the Zamboanga penin

Source: 
KAIROS Press Statement - http://www.kairoscanada.org/sustainability/resource-extraction/press-statement-the-rock-hard-truth-philippine-learning-tour-raises-concerns-about-mining-related-human-rights-violations-in-the-zamboanga-peninsula/
Date of publication: 
6 August, 2014

We, the Canadian and Philippine delegates of the Philippine Learning Tour, have journeyed as partners to study and investigate the impact of Canadian mining operations in the Zamboanga peninsula.

Zambo. del Sur IP’s seek PNoy help for MPSA cancellation within Midsalip Ancestral Domain

Source: 
By Jong Cadion - http://pagadianfrontline.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/zambo-del-sur-ips-seek-pnoy-help-for.html
Date of publication: 
26 April, 2014

PAGADIAN CITY, ZAMBO DEL SUR (April 27, 2014-MPF NEWS) – The Indigenous Peoples represented by the Council of Elders and Leaders belong to the Subanen Gataw Taasan Association, Inc.

The Philippines still a hotbed of opposition to Canadian mines, says priest

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By James Munson - http://www.ipolitics.ca/2013/10/27/the-philippines-still-a-hotbed-of-opposition-to-canadian-mines-says-priest/
Date of publication: 
27 October, 2013

When Canadian politicians began studying in earnest the ethical conduct of the extractive sector overseas as a foreign policy problem, one of the first countries they looked at was the Philippines.

In 2005, the House of Commons’ Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development held hearings on TVI Pacific Inc., a Calgary-based firm, and its Canatuan zinc and silver mine on the southern Filipino island of Mindanao.

The allegations – which included disrespecting indigenous rights, damaging the environment and allowing violent crackdowns on dissenting locals – were wrapp

Bishop says Subanen voiceless vs mining

Source: 
Philippine Daily Inquirer - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/463477/bishop-says-subanen-voiceless-vs-mining
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2013

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Members of the indigenous Subanen communities in at least three villages of Bayog town in Zamboanga del Sur, where large mining firms have concessions, are opposed to mineral explorations there but are too afraid to speak up against them, a Protestant prelate said.

Bishop Antonio Ablon of Iglesia Filipina Independiente’s Diocese of Pagadian issued the statement after leading a 100-member fact-finding mission in the villages of Bubuan, Liba and Conacon in Bayog.

The fact-finding mission started its investigation of mining operations in July.

Bayog Mayor Leonardo Baba

Lumads: Casualty of mining and war

Source: 
By Bobby Lagsa and Grace Cantal-Albasin - http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2013/06/29/lumads-casualty-mining-and-war-289948
Date of publication: 
29 June, 2013

LUMADS or the Indigenous peoples (IPs) are the hardest hit as massive destruction of mining operations and armed conflict in Mindanao continues.

These two man-made whammies become more tragic when nature brings its wrath to these lumad communities particularly the recent Typhoon Pablo that hit mostly areas where mining operations ravaged their forests.

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform organized the Northeastern Mindanao Religious Leaders’ Peace Summit here on June 27 – 28 where various Christian churches and groups in the country including the Catholic Bishops Conference of

Asian NGO brings Subanen tribe case to UN

Source: 
by Voltaire Tupaz - http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/16614-asian-ngo-brings-subanen-tribe-case-to-un
Date of publication: 
22 November, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – While seeking justice for the killing of his 11-year-old son, Jordan, Subanen Timuay (tribal chieftain) Locencio Manda had to move his wife and two other children out of their ancestral land into safety.

According to Manda, he brought them to an undisclosed location, far from the community, whose struggle to defend their land, he took on after his father died.

Manda, one of the claimants of the Subanen Indigenous Community Ancestral Domain, has been leading the Subanen tribe’s efforts to claim and protect their ancestral domain from mining and logging operations.

Canadian PM Harper met by protest of environmental groups

Source: 
By MARYA SALAMAT, Bulatlat.com - http://bulatlat.com/main/2012/11/11/canadian-pm-harper-met-by-protest-of-environmental-groups/
Date of publication: 
11 November, 2012

‘If Harper truly respects the Filipino people’s sovereignty, he should be instrumental in the immediate pullout of Canadian mining corporations. We ask him to ‘mine his own business,’ if their capital will not benefit our communities and be detrimental to our ecological integrity and community welfare.’ – Kalikasan

MANILA – After his five-day trip to India, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper flew to Manila Friday night for a two-day visit.