Farming and Fishing

Charter change might lead to more abuses of indigenous peoples’ rights–Amnesty

Source: 
http://thephilsouthangle.com/?p=3015
Date of publication: 
3 June, 2009

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Amnesty International expressed alarm that the planned charter change to open up the economy to more foreign investors might lead to further abuses of indigenous peoples.

In a forum at Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Amnesty International Director Dr. Aurora Corazon Parong said, “The indigenous peoples are already marginalized with very inadequate social services and struggling against incursion of government projects and mining operations in their lands without their free, prior informed consent (FPIC).

The impact of UK-based mining companies on the Philippines, particularly focusing on the right to food

Source: 
Submission to the UK Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights - Call for Evidence on Business and Human Rights by Working Group on Mining in the Philippines (WGMP)
Date of publication: 
30 April, 2009

Contents

  1. Introduction and background
  2. Case studies
  3. Conclusions and recommendations
  4. Basis of submission

1. Introduction and background

This submission focuses on the way existing and proposed mining by global companies in the Philippines poses a threat to human rights, particularly the human right to food of local communities. Its findings build on the WGMP’s recent publication Philippines: Mining or Food?

Lumads: militarization is number one problem

Source: 
Carolyn O. Arguillas / MindaNews - http://www.mindanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6002&Itemid=50
Date of publication: 
1 March, 2009

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February) — Twenty three years after the dismantling of the Marcos dictatorship, leaders of regional organizations of indigenous peoples (IPs or Lumads) in Mindanao say militarization remains their number one problem. “Sa pagsumada namo.. sa kasinatian..

T'bolis welcome NCIP delineation of ancestral domain

Source: 
PIA Press Release
Date of publication: 
11 February, 2009

Davao City – (LRC-KsK/FoE Phil) T’bolis belonging to the Taboli Manobo S’daf Claimants Organization (TAMASCO) expressed relief when, after a long wait, the office of NCIP XII finally started the perimeter survey delineating their ancestral domain claim including portions of the coffee plantation of the Consunjis, in Barangay Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

Philippines: 'Focus on rice production not mining' says new report

Source: 
Independent Catholic News
Date of publication: 
10 February, 2009

Church opposition in the Philippines to destructive mining on its islands was supported by Church leaders in Britain yesterday, 9 February, at the launch of a new report at Westminster titled, Philippines: Mining or Food? It was commissioned by the UK-based Working Group on Mining in the Philippines, which is chaired by Clare Short MP and involves Columban Faith and Justice, the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility, and Philippine Indigenous Peoples Links.

New Report Says Mining is a Threat to Food Security in the Philippines and Calls for a Moratorium on Mining

Source: 
Working Group on Mining in the Philippines Press Release
Date of publication: 
9 February, 2009

Philippines – Mining or Food? – Launch of Report on Monday 9 February 2009, 11.30am-1pm Meeting in the Jubilee Room, Palace of Westminster

Former British Minister for International Development and Chair of the UK-based Working Group on Mining in the Philippines, Clare Short MP, is to host the Westminster launch on Monday 9 February of a new report, Philippines – Mining or Food? Alongside her will be Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, an Igorot indigenous woman from the Cordillera Region of Northern Philippines, and Chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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.

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.’