[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…

[Press Release] Groups condemn ambush of B’laan leader and member in minerals-rich Davao del Sur -ATM

Groups condemn ambush of B’laan leader and member in minerals-rich Davao del Sur Demand immediate investigation, pullout of paramilitary groups Groups, supporting the opposition of indigenous peoples and faith-based organizations to the Tampakan Copper Gold Mining project, condemn the recent report of ambush of B’laans Eking Freay and his brother-in-law Sonnny Boy Planda on June…

[Press Release] Groups hold indignation rally in Mendiola vs. P-Noy’s silence on Tampakan Project -ATM

Groups hold indignation rally in Mendiola vs. P-Noy’s silence on Tampakan Project Manila – Worried, angry and determined, about 500 anti-mining protesters invaded Mendiola yesterday after President Aquino remained silent on their appeal to drop the Tampakan mining project in South Cotabato referred to by them as the “world’s most dangerous mining project.” Jaybee Garganera,…

[Event] Padyak para sa Katutubo at Kalikasan II (PKK II)

Indigenous Peoples Sunday PADYAK PARA SA KATUTUBO AT KALIKASAN II (PKK II) October 13-14, 2012 On October 14, the Church will celebrate the 35th Indigenous Peoples Sunday. A yearly event that started in 1978 by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, our Bishops have accepted and declared the second Sunday of October as Indigenous…

[People] Last lap for the RH Bill? By Walden Bello

Afterthoughts Last lap for the RH Bill? By Walden Bello Philippine Daily Inquirer August 27, 2012 With Congress resuming deliberations after the nation was united in response to the unending rains of early August and brought together in mourning the untimely departure of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, the battle over the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill…

[Press Release] Bishops, legislators join forces to advance new mining bill – SOS-Yamang Bayan

Bishops, legislators join forces to advance new mining bill A match ‘Made-in-Heaven’ against open-pit mining Manila – The proposed Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB) being pushed by multi-sectoral movement SOS-Yamang Bayan Network will now have a better chance to enactment in the House of Representatives with the backing of the combined forces of the Catholic…

[Press Release] Farmers, fisherfolks file petition for Envi Protection Order against mining in MacArthur Leyte -ATM

Farmers, fisherfolks file petition for Envi Protection Order against mining in MacArthur Leyte Said ‘water is life, and must be saved at all costs’ MacArthur, Leyte—Farmers and fisher folks in Leyte went to court and filed an application for Temporary Environmental Protection Order (EPO) to stop mining operation of Nicua Corporation inprime agricultural lands of…

[Press Release] IP solon notes rejection of mining at local level

IP solon notes rejection of mining at local level “We’re seeing a wave of local ordinances declaring their corresponding jurisdictions as mining-free zones and asserting moratoriums on open pit mining, which can only mean that at the local level, people are rejecting mining.” Thus remarked Cong. Teddy Brawner Baguilat (Lone District, Ifugao) at the Catholic…

[Press Release] Groups hit Intex Resources response to OECD NCP Statement -ATM

Groups hit Intex Resources response to OECD NCP Statement Charged Intex of flawed consultation and non-transparency Manila—Groups were dismayed upon Intex Resources Inc denial of proven allegations and findings of the Norwegian National Contact Point (NCP) that the company has failed to comply with OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises. “That is simply ridiculous that Intex…