Indigenous Support Views

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.

Group reiterates call to halt Jalaur Dam Project implementation

Source: 
Agham press release
Date of publication: 
5 August, 2014

Scientist group Agham Advocates of Science and Technology for the People (Agham) reiterates its recommendation that construction of the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Phase II (JRMPP) be stopped on questionable social and geological grounds as revealed in the investigation missions conducted by the organization in 2012 and 2014.

In the July 2014 Agham study, it was confirmed that there were lapses in the conduct of Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) process, a requisite for development projects within ancestral domains of indigenous peoples.

DAP-funded Jalaur Mega Dam project is environmentally destructive, hazardous

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Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
10 July, 2014

Quezon City, Metro Manila—The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) today joined scientists and local leaders opposed to the proposed P11.2 billion Jalaur Mega Dam project in the municipality of Calinog, Iloilo.

“The Jalaur Mega Dam is a major flooding threat that would submerge or displace at least 18 villages of indigenous and grassroots people, as well as vast areas of vegetation that is home to various flora and fauna.

Citinickel and Philex: latest cases of impunity in big mines

Source: 
Letter to the editor from Kalikasan-PNE
Date of publication: 
18 June, 2014

Two recent incidents involving large-scale mines reminded us once again of the impunity of destructive big mining projects in the Philippines.

The first is instructive of why large-scale miners are a long-standing bane to the Philippine environment.

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

Source: 
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.

Mindanao natural resources, protectors under siege

Source: 
By MARYA SALAMAT, Bulatlat.com - http://bulatlat.com/main/2014/05/25/mindanao-natural-resources-protectors-under-siege/
Date of publication: 
25 May, 2014

First of two parts

Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) warned that the largely undocumented biodiversity in Pantaron Range might disappear, along with the indigenous knowledge of the Talaingod Manobos who have protected the forests of the mountain range over the past decades, if they continue to be driven out of their ancestral domain as a result of massive troop deployment and military operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

MANILA – This is a familiar story by now – once upon a time, the Philippines had an extensive forest cover.

Action around Glencore Xstrata AGM on Tampakan

The following articles are timed with the Glencore Xstrata AGM.

Local knowledge on biodiversity in Pantaron Range might vanish along with flora and fauna

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE / KAMP statement
Date of publication: 
18 May, 2014

The Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) warned that the largely undocumented biodiversity in Pantaron Range might disappear, along with the indigenous knowledge of the Talaingod Manobos that have protected the forests of the mountain range over the past decades, if the displacement of the indigenous Lumad communities caused by the militarization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) persists.

This was among the major conclusions of the environmental group during their participation in a National Solidarity Mission (NSM) organized by national and local peo

Solidarity for the Manobo people’s struggle for the protection of land rights, self-determination, and the environment

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE / Karapatan / KAMP Joint appeal
Date of publication: 
11 May, 2014

Dear fellow advocates:

The Pantaron Range is a mountainous area that contains one of the last remaining primary forests in Mindanao, a part of our few remaining biodiversity corridors, and is a critical watershed for major river systems such as the Pulangi, Lasang and Davao rivers.

‘Green Flag’ national day of action marks anniversary of the Mining Act of 1995

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE Press Release
Date of publication: 
3 March, 2014

Protests across PH call for revocation of Aquino’s mining liberalization policies, cancellation of destructive mining projects

On the 19th anniversary of the passage of RA 7942 or the Mining Act of 1995, nationally-coordinated actions across the Philippines were launched today to call for the revocation of Pres.