[in the news] UCCP joins call to end mining -MindaNews.com

MindaNews » UCCP joins call to end mining. By Erwin Mascariñas, Minda News March 3, 2012 MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 March) – Forty leaders of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) from different parts of Mindanao have declared their full support to calls for an end to mining. UCCP pastors and church workers…

[In the news] Opol mayor lauds raid vs illegal miners -MindaNews

MindaNews » Opol mayor lauds raid vs illegal miners. By Erwin Mascariñas March 1, 2012 OPOL, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/29 February) – Mayor Dexter B. Yasay lauded the raid against illegal miners operating along the Iponan River of this town last Tuesday, saying the drive will be even more fruitful now that his undermanned police force…

[In the news] Hataman clears way for log permits -INQUIRER.net

Hataman clears way for log permits. Philippine Daily Inquirer February 22, 2012 DUMINGAG, Zamboanga del Sur—The highest ranking officer in charge of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has ordered an inventory of tree plantations in the region in preparation for the possible issuance of permits to cut trees provided these were not from…

[In the news] Move to revoke mining exploration permits in CDO, Iligan lauded -InterAksyon.com

Move to revoke mining exploration permits in CDO, Iligan lauded by Cong Corrales, InterAksyon.com February 21, 2012 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Anti-mining advocates here lauded the unexpected but “long overdue” resolution of the Regional Development Council 10 urging the Mine and Geosciences Bureau to revoke all mining exploration permits in the uplands of…

[In the news] 2 Northern Mindanao senators back green bills | Sun.Star

2 Northern Mindanao senators back green bills | Sun.Star. February 21, 2012 MINDANAOAN Senators Aquilino Pimentel III and Teofisto Guingona III said Saturday they will support the pending house bills and resolutions on environmental protection and rehabilitation of Sendong-devastated areas. The bills are filed by Cagayan de Oro Representatives Rufus Rodriguez (2nd district) and Maximo…

[In the news] Mindanao journalists held overnight by mining firm’s militia -InterAksyon.com

Mindanao journalists held overnight by mining firm’s militia InterAksyon.com February 20, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE – 8:43 p.m.) A dozen journalists from Pagadian City were stopped Sunday and held overnight by militiamen detailed to a foreign mining firm the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said Monday. The journalists managed to leave area…

[In the news] Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao meet in DC -MindaNews

MindaNews » Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao meet in DC. By Mindanews February 20, 2012 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 Feb) –  Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao will gather here this weekend to discuss environment,  justice and human rights at a time when “peoples’ rights and conditions remain unchanged and neglected in the second Aquino administration.” Lawyers, law students,…

[In the news] Authorities alarmed over illegal hydraulic mining in CDO’s mountains -MindaNews.com

MindaNews » Authorities alarmed over illegal hydraulic mining in CDO’s mountains. By Froilan Gallardo, MindaNews.com February 10, 2012 CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/9 February) – In the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong, the rampant illegal hydraulic mining along the Iponan River in this city and neighboring town of Opol in Misamis Oriental has become the centerpiece…

[In the news] Dynamic Learning Program helps students cope with Sendong trauma – MindaNews

MindaNews » Dynamic Learning Program helps students cope with Sendong trauma. By Cong Corrales January 29, 2012  CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/28 January) – A revolutionary innovation in teaching, applied in public high schools here has given its students an edge over those using the traditional, classroom-type, learning system in their learning recovery since tropical…

[In the news] Fil-Am journalists raise money for ‘Sendong’-stricken colleagues- INQUIRER.net

Fil-Am journalists raise money for ‘Sendong’-stricken colleagues By Nimfa U. Rueda, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 29, 2012  LOS ANGELES—Filipino-American media practitioners here have raised at least $9,000 for media colleagues who were among those who died and lost their homes when Typhoon “Sendong” struck Northern Mindanao last month. The media practitioners spearheaded a benefit concert…