Indigenous People's Rights Act (IPRA)

Consultations in Mankayan a mockery

Source: 
Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) - http://www.katutubongmamamayan.org/node/372
Date of publication: 
31 July, 2013

Consent given by indigenous peoples in Mankayan, Benguet to allow South African mining company Gold Fields Ltd. is described as a mockery of the Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) by indigenous people’s alliance Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP.)

According to KAMP, the FPIC process overseen by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples was irregular and inconclusive of the communities’ decisions.

Civic/religious and tribal leaders march to the municipal hall to show strong opposition to mining in Kiamba

Source: 
Coalition of Organisations to Save Kiamba Rainforest / Kiamba Natives Organization Worldwide (KNOW) Press Release
Date of publication: 
9 July, 2013

Kiamba, Sarangani Philippines – A group of men and women representing the civic, religious sectors and Tribal Leaders of Kiamba, Sarangani, Philippines, led by Social Action Group (SAG) representative Virgie E. Nabor, marched to the Municipal Hall to personally deliver a letter voicing their united stand to object and oppose in the strongest manner the conversion or proposal to convert Kiamba’s public forest/ancestral lands/watershed to a Mineral Reserve Area (MRA) and/or allow mining operations tagged as “Minahan ng Bayan”.

‘We call on President Benigno Aquino Jr.

FPIC in Mankayan town resumes

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By Maria Elena Catajan - http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/local-news/2013/07/04/fpic-mankayan-town-resumes-290859
Date of publication: 
4 July, 2013

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The National Commission of Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) has resumed Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) proceedings in Mankayan town.

The halted talks are for Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation’s (LCMC) Far Southeast Gold Resources Inc.

Lumads: Casualty of mining and war

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By Bobby Lagsa and Grace Cantal-Albasin - http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cagayan-de-oro/local-news/2013/06/29/lumads-casualty-mining-and-war-289948
Date of publication: 
29 June, 2013

LUMADS or the Indigenous peoples (IPs) are the hardest hit as massive destruction of mining operations and armed conflict in Mindanao continues.

These two man-made whammies become more tragic when nature brings its wrath to these lumad communities particularly the recent Typhoon Pablo that hit mostly areas where mining operations ravaged their forests.

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform organized the Northeastern Mindanao Religious Leaders’ Peace Summit here on June 27 – 28 where various Christian churches and groups in the country including the Catholic Bishops Conference of

Mamanwa tribesmen lift barricade vs mining firm

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By Roel Catoto - http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2013/06/26/mamanwa-tribesmen-lift-barricade-vs-mining-firm/
Date of publication: 
26 June, 2013

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/26 June)—Members of the Mamanwa tribe have lifted their barricade against the Adnama Mining Resources Inc. (AMRI) after they were paid P10 million in royalty fees.

Datu Reynante Buklas, one of the Mamanwa chieftains, said they lifted the blockade at the mine site of AMRI in Barangay Urbiztondo, Claver town in Surigao del Norte after they got their initial royalty payment from the company.

AMRI is extracting nickel ore within the 48,679-hectare ancestral domain of the Mamanwas.

Mankayan elders reject NCIP list of reps

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By ALDWIN QUITASOL, Northern Dispatch - http://bulatlat.com/main/2013/06/30/mankayan-elders-reject-ncip-list-of-reps/
Date of publication: 
30 June, 2013

BAGUIO CITY – Elders from Mankayan town refused to be included in the list of representatives made by the National Commision on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Cordillera for the Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) processes regarding mining applications and land conversions affecting the area.

Under the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA), FPIC from affected indigenous communities is required for all permits and licenses. An FPIC is presently being sought regarding a proposed technical exploration of Far Southeast Gold Resources Inc.

Support for anti-mining barricade in N. Vizcaya swells as court issues TRO

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By MARYA SALAMAT, Bulatlat.com - http://bulatlat.com/main/2013/06/26/support-for-anti-mining-barricade-in-nueva-vizcaya-swells-as-court-issues-tro/
Date of publication: 
26 June, 2013

“The solid support showed by the church people, farmers and professionals shows the anti-mining sentiments of the people of Nueva Vizcaya.”

MANILA –Church leaders and bikers in Nueva Vizcaya add to the local supporters of Nueva Vizcaya residents who built barricades against the entry of Australian mining firm Royalco.

The province’s upland residents have reportedly voted to reject Royalco’s copper mining venture in their area, citing the destruction it threatens to bring to their water sources, farms and communities.But the government still gave Royalco mining permits.So th

Mankayan FPIC resumption eyed

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By Maria Elena Catajan - http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/local-news/2013/06/16/mankayan-fpic-resumption-eyed-287707
Date of publication: 
16 June, 2013

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Stakeholders from the province up to the National Commission of Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) are hoping to resume the stalled Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) proceedings in Mankayan town.

Governor Nestor Fongwan and Mankayan officials were called together with some concerned agencies to determine how to proceed with the mandated FPIC proceedings between Far Southeast Gold Resources Inc.

Mamanwa Lumads barricade mining firm in Surigao Norte

By Roel Catoto – http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2013/06/15/mamanwa-lumads-barricade...

15 June 2013

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/15 June) – A mining company in Claver town in Surigao del Norte has been forced to suspend operations after some 150 members of the Mamanwa tribe today put up a barricade against it for alleged non-payment of royalty amounting to P30 million.

Datu Reynante Buklas, one of the Mamanwa chieftains told MindaNews in a phone interview that they are barricading the Adnama Mining Resources Incorporated (AMRI) in Barangay Urbiztondo wher

Philippines: Fruit magnate Perrine agrees to submit to NCIP process in Bukidnon reforestation project

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By Walter I. Balane, MindaNews - http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2013/03/18/fruit-magnate-perrine-agrees-to-submit-to-ncip-process-in-bukidnon-reforestation-project/
Date of publication: 
18 March, 2013

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 March 2013) – Business magnate John Paul C.