Region 2

Anti large-scale mining battle of Nueva Vizcaya gets ardent back-up

Kalikasan-PNE Press Release
Date of publication: 
9 December, 2008

International and national and delegates from church, health, youth, peasant, scientists, indigenous peoples (IP) and environmental groups showed support to the anti-large-scale mining campaign of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya through a three-day International Solidarity Mission (ISM). The delegates of the ISM avow to gather strong support from other sectors and organizations, both here and abroad.

“We were surprised at the solid campaign of the people to defend their lands and rights by opposing large-scale mining in their communities.

Bakun folk stop mine accord

Date of publication: 
23 November, 2008

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Bakun folk succeeded in stalling the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between community elders and Royalco Philippines, a requirement for the issuance of the community’s free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

Aboard eight vegetable delivery trucks and some private vehicles, residents of Gambang, Bakun trooped to the regional and provincial offices of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Monday and Tuesday.

Nueva Vizcaya community, provincial government join hands versus mining company

LRC-KsK Press Release
Date of publication: 
22 October, 2008

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya – Residents of Bgy. Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya found another ally in their struggle against an Australian mining company which they accuse of committing numerous human rights violations in their community.

“The governor and the province of Nueva Vizcaya will not tolerate any human rights violations,” declared Atty. Galima of the Office of the Governor during a dialogue between the Nueva Vizcaya provincial government and the Didipio community and supporting NGOs.

Stop the Harassment and Killing of Environmental Activists in the Philippines!

Indian YMCA London, UK
Date of publication: 
20 October, 2008

We, members of MAC, Mines and Communities, an international network of
individuals and organizations committed to defending communities and the
environment against the greed of transnational mining corporations
(mining TNCs), condemn in the strongest possible terms the legal
harassment, political persecution, intimidation, abduction, and
assassination of environmental and community activists in the Philippines.

At least 23 of more than 860 victims of extra-judicial killing in the
Philippines have been environmental activists, and at least 18 of them