Provincial and national environmental groups held a picket protest at the national office of Australian large-scale mining corporation OceanaGold today, as tunneling activities for its underground mining commenced today amidst widespread opposition from local communities.
“OceanaGold’s demonstrates once again its penchant to brazenly bulldoze over the mounting opposition of communities in commencing its expansion towards underground mining.
Aussie-PH fact finding mission validates adverse impacts to communities affected by AU mining companiesPosted February 4th, 2015 by whit
Environmental advocates and grassroots groups under the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) and the Defend Patrimony! Alliance (Defend Patrimony) co-organized a recently concluded fact-finding mission joined by local people’s movements and Australian solidarity groups.
Environmentalists, locals troop to DENR to call for implementation of mine ban ordinance in Nueva VizcayaPosted January 27th, 2015 by whit
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.
The abundant natural resources and biologically diverse ecosystems of the province of Nueva Vizcaya, known as the Watershed Haven of Cagayan Valley, are greatly imperiled by foreign large-scale mining and militarization.
I witnessed this environmental disaster slowly unfolding as part of an Environmental Investigative Mission (EIM) last April 2014, along with fellow scientists from the Advocates of Science & Technology for the People (AGHAM), and local environmental advocates from the Alyansa ng Nagkakaisang Novo Vizcayano para sa Kalikasan (ANNVIK).
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Philippine environmentalists, indigenous people protest OceanaGold mine for ‘deception, displacement, and destruction’Posted September 18th, 2014 by whit
Environmental advocates and indigenous people held a picket protest today at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) calling for a stop to the large-scale gold and copper mining operations of Australian corporation OceanaGold, raising grave concerns on severe water pollution revealed in a recently concluded scientific investigation.
“The massive heavy metal contamination of the riverine ecosystems affected by the mining operations of OceanaGold is a serious environmental risk that continues to affect the basic needs and livelihoods of the grassroots communities in Nueva
‘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.
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—An Australian company operating a gold-copper project in upland Kasibu town in Nueva Vizcaya province has alerted employees about an impending strike by members of a workers’ union over wages.
Brennan Lang, general manager of the Didipio project of OceanaGold Philippines Inc., said employees who are not members of the union would be asked to change their schedule or perform functions in anticipation of the vacuum that would be created by those who would join the picket line.
“All department heads have been tasked with developing contingency plans to maintai
“The Apeco law, which established the freeport zone in the province, ushered a new era of land grabbing and plunder of natural resources to the detriment of the indigenous people, farmers and small fisherfolk in Casiguran, Aurora.
MANILA- Groups opposed to the controversial Aurora Pacific Economic and Free Port zone pressed members of the House of Representatives to start the debate and pass House Bill No.
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.
THE Court of Appeals (CA) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) stopping the provincial government of Nueva Vizcaya from seizing and impounding freight containers containing mining products of OceanaGold Philippines Inc.
In a six-page resolution penned by Associate Justice Victoria Isabel Paredes, the CA’s Fourteenth Division held that OceanaGold’s operations may be paralyzed if the provincial government is not prevented from confiscating its products.
The appellate court also directed the provincial government, specifically its Environment and Natural Resources Office (En