Region 2

Mining protest turns violent; 6 hurt

Source: 
Philippine Daily Inquirer - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/324767/mining-protest-turns-violent-6-hurt
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.

Another mother, anti-mining activist killed days before Human Rights Day

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE Press Release
Date of publication: 
8 December, 2012

Days before the international celebration of Human Rights Day, green groups reported that two anti-mining advocates were killed this Friday night by unidentified assailants in Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya.

Group asks Espino's suspension over Pangasinan blacksand mining

Source: 
http://www.philstar.com/nation/article.aspx?publicationsubcategoryid=200&articleid=864689
Date of publication: 
29 October, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Community leaders from Pangasinan will troop on Monday to Quezon City to ask the Office of the Ombudsman to suspend Gov.

Online libel case aims to silence legitimate opposition to magnetite mining

Source: 
Joint Press Release
Date of publication: 
22 October, 2012

Green groups condemned today the filing of an online libel case and the subsequent arrest of Esperlita Garcia, president of the Gonzaga Alliance for Environmental Protection and Preservation (GAEPP), as an under-handed ploy to silence critics of destructive magnetite mining operations in Gonzaga, Cagayan.

PH suspends blacksand mining ops in Region VIII

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By Franklin Roosevelt Dimaguiba and Gerry Albert Corpuz - http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/13077857-ph-suspends-blacksand-mining-ops-in-region-viii
Date of publication: 
28 September, 2012

Manila, Philippines – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) suspended on August 17, 2012 the operations of Nicua Corporation in MacArthur, Leyte for violating several provisions of the Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) it entered with the environmental agency.

The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said they got a copy of the suspension order signed by MGB Acting Director Leo Jasareno ordering Nicua to suspend its magnetite extraction in Lake Bito, after the MGB o

OceanaGold signs offtake deal with Trafigura for Didipio mine

Source: 
By Erik dela Cruz - http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/10/oceanagold-philippines-didipio-idUKL3E8IA3EK20120710
Date of publication: 
10 July, 2012

(Reuters) – Australian miner OceanaGold said on Tuesday it had signed an offtake agreement with Geneva-based commodity trader Trafigura for all the copper and gold concentrate output of its Didipio mine in the Philippines.

The deal comes as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to lift revenue from mining, although optimism that an 18-month moratorium on new mining projects would be lifted was countered by Manila’s plan to raise royalty rates.

The offtake will be for a minimum of five years from the start of production by the end of the year at the mine located in Nueva Vizcaya province i

CHR monitors mining in region 2

Source: 
Oliver T. Baccay, PIA Press Release - http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=50374&y=2011&mo=11
Date of publication: 
29 November, 2011

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Nov. 29 (PIA) –- The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) region 2 is conducting independent monitoring on the mining operations in the different areas of Cagayan Valley region.

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Groups from Northern Luzon hold protest against mining corporations

Source: 
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO, Bulatlat.com - http://bulatlat.com/main/2012/03/01/groups-from-northern-luzon-hold-protest-against-mining-corporations/
Date of publication: 
1 March, 2012

Some 300 members of anti-irresponsible mining groups and residents from various provinces in Northern Luzon held a rally in front of the offices of well-know mining corporations in Manila earlier this week in protest against what they said are the countless rights violations these companies have been perpetuating as they implement their mining projects.

Northern Luzon is composed of the Cagayan Valley, Ilocos and Cordillera regions where famous man-made and natural wonders can be found such as the Baguio rice terraces.

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

Source: 
Andre Lamberti - http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/36592/metals-exploration-takes-full-control-of-flagship-runruno-gold-molybdenum-project--36592.html
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

Baggao Agtas reject mining explorations

Source: 
Thelma C. Bicarme, PIA Press Release - http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=53380&y=2011&mo=09
Date of publication: 
9 September, 2011

TUGUEGARAO CITY, September 9 (PIA)—The Agta tribe in Baggao, Cagayan have turned down the request of a mining company to conduct mining exploration in their ancestral domain at Sitio Linawan, Brgy. Sta.