[Event] Not Going Metal: The #PassAMMB Green Fair -SOS YB

Not Going Metal: The #PassAMMB Green Fair July 14, 2018 Sagul Malingap Foodpark 43 Malingap Street, Teacher’s Village East, 1101 Quezon City, Join us for a day of poetry, exhibits, and talks about the environment, and learn more about the Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB)! The AMMB is a new mining bill that puts the…

[Featured video] Mining Kills – SOS Yamang Bayan Network

Mining kills. Watch our video and find out why we need AMMB, a new law that puts people and the environment first before profit. #PassAMMB #BuhayBagoKita https://web.facebook.com/SOSYBNetwork/videos/1015507928574153/   Submit your contribution online through HRonlinePH@gmail.com Include your full name, e-mail address and contact number. All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it…

[Right-up] Kumunoy na Lupa -ni Greg Bituin Jr.

Kumunoy na Lupa ni Greg Bituin Jr. nakapaglalakad pa noon sa lupang kinagisnan ngunit ngayon, isa na iyong malagim na putikan winasak, binaboy ng mga suwitik na minahan ang kabukiran ay nagmistula nang isang libingan nawasak ang lupa, dahil sa lintik na pagmimina nawasak ang bukas, dahil sa lintik na pagmimina nasira na ang kalikasan,…

[Statement] CBCP-NASSA and ATM Joint Statement on the Mining Issue During the Visit of Pope Francis Manila and Tacloban in the Philippines: 15-19 January 2015

CBCP-NASSA and ATM Joint Statement on the Mining Issue During the Visit of Pope Francis Manila and Tacloban in the Philippines: 15-19 January 2015 “Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell (Num. 35:34).” In two instances, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has published statements on the mining…

[Isyung HR] A rights’ propaganda by Mokong Perspective

Isyung HR: A rights’ propaganda. by Mokong A proud PNoy was quoted in several news articles saying “a very vocal leftist community in the Philippines is very good at propaganda on human rights but I think the record speaks for itself.” I searched for the definition of the term propaganda for the sake of clarity.…

[Urgent Appeal] About the killing of family members of a B’laan tribe leader opposed to the entry of SMI in their ancestral domain area -TFDP

[Urgent Appeal] About the killing of family members of a B’laan tribe leader opposed to the entry of SMI in their ancestral domain area -TFDP Dear friends, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) writes to inform you about the killing of family members of a B’laan tribe leader opposed to the entry of Sagittarius…

[People] AN ENCOUNTER by Judy A. Pasimio

AN ENCOUNTER by Judy A. Pasimio LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) Imagine this. It was past 6:00 in the morning. The sun has risen, and nature was already awake. And so were Daguil and Jordan Capion. They were having coffee just outside their small hut of a farmhouse in Sitio Fayahlob, Barangay Datal…

[Event/Featured Photo] SOS-YB network’s #AMMBcaravan marched towards the Capitol building in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

SOS-YB network’s #AMMBcaravan marched towards the Capitol building in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. Indigenous peoples, farmers lead the people and call on the government for the revocation of OceanaGold Philippines Inc FTAA, and the immediate passage of the Alternative Minerals Management Bill! No to the DIDIPIO GOLD-COPPER PROJECT! For more information and phone interview, please contact:…

[Event] ADVISORY: Likas-Yaman Caravan para sa Alternative Minerals Management Bill! -SOS-Yamang Bayan

EVENT ADVISORY: Likas-Yaman Caravan para sa Alternative Minerals Management Bill! “Five hundred strong people will join a caravan from different area in Luzon to Congress and Malacañang in Manila to call for the repeal of the current mining law and passage of the Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB)” Media friends are invited to cover this…

[Press Release] OECD finds Norwegian mining company guilty ‘No reason for Mindoro Nickel Project to be pursued,’ say Filipino groups

Manila – Intex Resources, a Norwegian mining company with a Nickel project in Mindoro, was found to have violated numerous guidelines for multi-national enterprises established under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This was the conclusion of the Norwegian National Contact Point (NCP) in their final statement on the complaint against Intex Resources…

[Featured Photos] Alyansa Tigil Mina in action

Photos by Jay Azucena and Alyansa Tigil Mina Related articles Obama’s plan to slash $3 trillion from deficit – Los Angeles Times (news.google.com) Magnitude-6.9 quake kills 21 in India and Nepal – CNN International (news.google.com) More people worldwide support than oppose Palestinian state – Jerusalem Post (news.google.com) ‘Modern Family’ sweeps 2011 Emmy Awards – New…

[In the news] Kin, friends launch movement for justice on Doc Gerry Ortega’s b-day- InterAksyon.com

Kin, friends launch movement for justice on Doc Gerry Ortega’s b-day Joseph Holandes Ubalde, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – On his 48th birthday on Tuesday, August 23, the family and friends of  Gerardo “Gerry” Ortega launched the “Justice for Doc Gerry Ortega Movement” for the Palawan-based broadcaster and environmental activist who was slain on January 24,…

[Press Release] MGB Commits to Obey TEPO Court Order Prohibiting Mining Activities in Cantilan Watersheds in Surigao del Sur – BALAOD Mindanaw

MGB Director Leo Jasareno committed before the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives, headed by Hon. Francisco T. Matugas (Surigao del Norte), to comply with the Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) issued by the Regional Trial Court of Cantilan. The commitment was made during the public hearing for Resolution No. 958 sponsored…

[Press release] Murder of mining worker equates to ‘killing’ of small-scale mining by MNCs says CTUHR

The Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) condemned the killing of Santos “Ricky” Manrique, president of Federation of Miners’ Association in Pantukan (FEDMAP) Compostela Valley saying that the incident is characteristic of how huge mining corporations are also murdering local and small-scale mining groups. “Whilst the murder of Manrique Santos is deplorable in…

[In the web] Foreign, local firms raid Cagayan for magnetite – alyansatigilmina.net

by FARAH SEVILLA and DENISE FONTANILLA Alyansa Tigil Mina MORE than a year since the series of killings of anti-mining activists in Buguey town, Cagayan province, none of the suspects has been identified, and no case has been filed. But environmentalists are blaming big businesses—Filipino, Korean and Chinese—that are mining magnetite in resource-rich Cagayan.  They…