Dams and Water

CPA Supports Call for Independent Investigation in Mankayan Ground Subsidence

Source: 
Cordillera Peoples Alliance
Date of publication: 
3 July, 2009

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) welcomes Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan’s call for an independent investigation on the disastrous sinking and ground subsidence in Brgy. Poblacion, Mankayan. CPA also iterates the urgency of evacuating the residents of Poblacion to safer grounds, and for the immediate relocation of the Mankayan National High School and the Mankayan Elementary School.

Lepanto: Shattering its Own Myth of Safe and Responsible Mining

Source: 
Cordillera Peoples Alliance Public Information Commission
Date of publication: 
1 July, 2009

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance is issuing this story, following the recent environmental disaster in Mankayan, Benguet. July 26, 2009 marks the 10th year since the massive sinking, landslide and ground subsidence in Colalo Mankayan. Ten years after in the same province, the sinking and subsidence takes place in another barangay. More than ever, residents fear for their lives, knowing that no one is safe in Mankayan.

Edna (*not her real name) is near tears. The sinking in Colalo, Mankayan in 1999 remains fresh and real in her memory—and so does the fear it caused her and her family.

Cordillera Tribes Heighten Struggle Against Large-Scale Mines in Chico River Watersheds

Source: 
ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW, Northern Dispatch, Indigenous Peoples Watch - http://www.bulatlat.com/main/2009/06/06/cordillera-tribes-heighten-struggle-against-large-scale-mines-in-chico-river-watersheds/
Date of publication: 
6 June, 2009

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Like the anti-Chico Dam struggle in the 1980s, tribal elders in this province, 394 kms.

The Dam Industry’s Brave New World

Source: 
International Rivers Network - http://www.internationalrivers.org/en/blog/peter-bosshard/dam-industry%E2%80%99s-brave-new-world
Date of publication: 
3 March, 2009

There was a time when we were all expected to follow the law. There was a time when we had to respect clear social and environmental standards if we wanted to build a dam. These days may soon be over if the hydropower industry has its way. A new initiative called the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum puts social and environmental rights and standards at risk.

Over the last 20 years, the World Commission on Dams, the World Bank and various UN bodies issued standards and policies on the development of international infrastructure, mining and forestry projects.

Mega Dam Threatens Historical Heritage Site

Source: 
LRC-KsK release
Date of publication: 
8 October, 2008

This archeological site compose of stone formations similar to England stonehenge has never been recorded in the National Museum.

Found at the tribal Barangay of Mikasili, Damulog, Bukidnon, the stonehenge is in a hill with hundred of burial rocks. The site is near the riverbank of Pulangi river.

The “stonehenge” formation is an impressive engineering feat which could require present day workers huge time and effort to construct.

A stonehenge is a standing stone circle which can also found in England.

Canatuan residents report that TVI mine tailings are leaking into their creeks.

Date of publication: 
4 May, 2005

DCMI has recently heard reports from the community on Canatuan that mine tailings from TVI’s operations have been leaking out into the Lumot Creek. This creek runs into the Lituban River which, in turn, runs into the Siocon River and to the coastal area.

No commitment to settle land claims of Ibaloi folk

Source: 
Dexter A. See
Date of publication: 
2 May, 2008

No commitment to settle land claims of Ibaloi folk

SN Aboitiz can’t take over 2 dams if claims are not settled

Dexter A. See, Manila Bulletin – http://www.mb.com.ph/archive_pages.php?url=http://www.mb.com.ph/issues/2...

2 May 2008

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The five decade quest of the displaced families for proper compensation for their vast track of land used as basins for the Ambuclao and Binga dams in Bokod and Itogon, Benguet, respectively, is not going anywhere.

Over 2600 Participate in an Anti-Mining Caravan which Culminates in Dipolog City

Source: 
by Maryanne Mutch, DCMI
Date of publication: 
17 June, 2005

A Failed Promise - The Dumingag Case

Source: 
By Ellen Red Inside Mindanao, Published in Mindanao Monitor
Date of publication: 
1 November, 2006

Dumingag, Zamboanga Del Sur – Reforestation was promised by logging companies to the people in this town. This never happened.

This time, with the promise of responsible mining of TVI Minerals Processing, Inc., the people in this town are wary; while others are downright saying not to the planned entry of the mining company. “Based on our experience, the areas that were destroyed by logging never again regained its former appearance and state. What more with mining where the mountain itself will be destroyed?”

Church and Government Leader Calls TVI Pacific a 'liar'

Source: 
By Tito Natividad Fiel, DIOPIM Committee on Mining Issues (DCMI)
Date of publication: 
11 November, 2006

Dipolog City – The Canadian mining company TVI Pacific has been portraying itself as a responsible miner, not just in the Philippines, but all over the world. However this image has been ruined when the highest church leader in the province of Zamboanga Del Norte has accused it recently of being a ‘liar company.’