Dams and Water

National fact-finding and solidarity mission on mining TNCs in Nueva Vizcaya unearths realities of poison, plunder

Source: 
Defend Patrimony press release
Date of publication: 
21 September, 2013

National Fact-Finding and Solidarity Mission (NFSSM) led by Defend Patrimony alliance along with Alyansa ng Nakgkakaisang Vizcayanos para sa Kalikasan (ANVIK) have discovered a pandora’s box of ecological destruction and resource plunder across three big mining companies in Nueva Vizcaya province.

NOLCOM chief assures fair probe on alleged human rights abuses in Nueva Vizcaya mining areas

Source: 
PIA - http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=491378790211
Date of publication: 
10 September, 2013

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command chief Major General Gregorio Pio Catapang,Jr.

Philex still needs to clean up, pay compensation – indigenous peoples

Source: 
By MARYA SALAMAT, Bulatlat.com, http://bulatlat.com/main/2013/08/02/philex-still-needs-to-clean-up-pay-compensation-indigenous-peoples/
Date of publication: 
2 August, 2013

Philex “must understand that it is being punished for its unsafe and irresponsible mining practices, which is the basis for the fine.” It is the company’s responsibility to cleanup and rehabilitate the waters it damaged, and to compensate the adversely affected residents. – KAMP

MANILA – Bearing mugshots of DENR Secretary Ramon Paje, Philex Mining Corp. chairman Manuel V.

Environmentalists storm Philex stockholders’ meet, remind DENR not to allow delinquent company to operate

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE Press release
Date of publication: 
26 June, 2012

Environmental activists and militant groups stormed the annual stockholders meeting of the country’s biggest mining corporation Philex. The groups expressed their disgust and called on the stockholders to discontinue their support to Manuel Pangilinan’s main mining corporation.

“In spite of killing the Balog River, polluting the biggest multipurpose dam, and failing to pay its financial obligations to government institutions, Philex continues to operate its dangerous Padcal mining.

PH govt challenged to decommission Philex Dam and stop large-scale mining ops along Agno River

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
29 May, 2013

The environmental activist group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) today challenged the administration of Pres. Benigno Aquino III to hold accountable Philex Mining Corporation for its negative impacts to the San Roque Multipurpose Dam and the Agno River during the massive mine spills of its Padcal Mines in Benguet back in August to September of 2012.

“We fully support the demand of the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) to make Philex pay the government for the damages and harm it caused to San Roque Multipurpose Dam and its related facilities.

Earth Day protesters expose ecological destruction under PNoy

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE Press Release
Date of publication: 
22 April, 2013

Aquino admin’s policies worsened degradation of environment

Environmentalists and militants protested today in the Quezon Memorial Circle where President Aquino was the guest of honor in the PH government’s Earth Day activity. The protesters decried claims of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that ‘ecogovernance’ is one of the top priorities of the Aquino government.

“We are dumbfounded by government’s claims that the administration is serious in its ‘ecogovernance’. The environmental track record of the Aquino administration shows otherwise.

Philex reopening subjects communities to more disasters

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE press release
Date of publication: 
27 February, 2013

Environmental activist Kalikasan PNE rebukes the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) for allowing the Philex Mining Corp to start their operations and use the company’s damaged Tailings Storage Facility No. 3 (TSF3).

“We condemn the decision of the MGB to allow the resumption of operations of Philex Mining Corp in Padcal, Benguet. MGB and even the DENR have failed to conduct any scientific study on how to best remediate TSF3 and decommission it.

In light of coming storm and recent Philex mine disaster

Source: 
Kalikasan Party-list press release
Date of publication: 
3 December, 2012

Inspect, shut down large-scale mines in typhoon Pablo’s path—Kalikasan

As the Philippines braces itself against the upcoming tropical storm Bopha (Pablo), Kalikasan Party-list today warned government agencies to be on red alert for the storm’s impacts on vulnerable communities where large-scale mining operations are ongoing.

“The DENR should be ready to inspect and shut down operations of all large-scale mining sites lying in typhoon Pablo’s path,” Kalikasan Party-list National President Clemente Bautista, Jr. said in a statement.

Widows of slain IP leaders, displaced communities of Northern Mindanao to fly Manila, press for justice

Source: 
Rural Missionaries of the Philippines press release
Date of publication: 
30 November, 2012

Cagayan de Oro City – Daisy Paborada, Rosalie Cabal and Sharon Liguyon will fly to the national capital today. They will join the ‘Manilakbayan ng Mindanao’ or MANILAKBAYAN (Journey to Manila) that will bring around a hundred delegates from all over Mindanao to the heart of Manila for a week-long series of events.

The delegates—composed mainly of families of slain community leaders of Mindanao—will lobby their cases to relevant government offices and foreign consulates in Manila and press for justice.

Lakbayan against ‘Mine Unsafety’ highlights Philex disaster, mining-related rights violations

Source: 
Kalikasan PNE Press Release
Date of publication: 
14 November, 2012

BAGUIO CITY – Inter-regional protest caravan led by Defend Patrimony Alliance and the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment dubbed as Lakbayan para sa Ligtas at Makabayang Pagmimina culminated in Baguio City today as an alternative commemoration of the 58th celebration of Mine Safety Week.

Highlighting the worsening environmental disasters and human rights violations (HRVs) caused by large-scale mining, the Lakbayan was attended by contingents from Metro Manila, Ilocos, Nueva Vizcaya, Pangasinan and the Cordillera region as part of a nationally-coordinated protest mobilization