[In the news] Tribal barricade forces Marcventures to shutdown mining operation in Cantilan -MindaNews.com

Tribal barricade forces Marcventures to shutdown mining operation in Cantilan By Vanessa L. Almeda, MindaNews.com May 4 2013 CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/04 May) – Besieged by tribal discontent and a strong Catholic Church-backed anti-mining opposition, Marcventures Mining and Development Corp. (MMDC) finally decided to temporarily shutdown its operation in Barangay Cabangahan in Cantilan town, Surigao…

[Press Release] Groups cry foul on new mining EO -ATM

Groups cry foul on new mining EO Claims mining policy is misleading and demand new mining law Manila – Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) and its member groups gave the thumbs down to the new mining EO of the Aquino administration, stating that it is inadequate, unresponsive and misleading. They said that while Executive Order 79…

[Press Release] Leyte lake fishing community block mining barges

Leyte lake fishing community block mining barges Fear threat to fisheries livelihood MACARTHUR, LEYTE – Hundreds of fishers from Lake Bito, in Villa Imelda village, decided to block the entry of three mining barges which aim to dredge and clean-up the silt making the lake shallow. In an emergency community assembly called by the village…

[In the news] Church official scored for spreading ‘misinformation’ on RH bill – SunStar.com.ph

Church official scored for spreading ‘misinformation’ on RH bill SunStar.com.ph Wednesday, January 25, 2012   MANILA—A women’s group hit a Catholic Church official for allegedly insinuating that the Reproductive Health bill may end up like the impeachment complaint of Chief Justice Renato Corona, whose ouster by the House of Representatives last month was allegedly railroaded.…