[Press Release] B’laan family in Tampakan massacred allegedly by 27th Infantry Battalion -ATM

B’laan family in Tampakan massacred allegedly by 27th Infantry Battalion Anti-mining groups condemn growing number of killings Quezon city—Groups condemn the murder of the family of an anti-mining B’laan tribal leader early this morning in Bong Mal, South Cotabato. Alyansa Tigil Mina received reports that between 6:00-6:30 in the morning soldiers under the command of…

[Resources] Executive Order No. 79

Executive Order No. 79, s. 2012 MALACAÑAN PALACE MANILA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 79 INSTITUTIONALIZING AND IMPLEMENTING REFORMS IN THE PHILIPPINE MINING SECTOR PROVIDING POLICIES AND GUIDELINES TO ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND RESPONSIBLE MINING IN THE UTILIZATION OF MINERAL RESOURCES WHEREAS, Section 16, Article II of the 1987 Constitution provides…

[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,…

[Press Release] Romblon LGU rejects another mining application, Asserts provisions in P-Noy’s mining policy -ATM

Romblon LGU rejects another mining application Asserts provisions in P-Noy’s mining policy San Fernando, Romblon – Municipality of San Fernando in Sibuyan, Romblon will not participate in any process pertaining to the application for Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) of Fil-China Mining Development Corporation, said Mayor Dindo C. Rios. In a letter dated last August…

[Press Release] NCIP halts mine consent process in Palawan tribe -ATM

NCIP halts mine consent process in Palawan tribe Neglect of PNoy’s orders obvious Palawan, Philippines – The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) stopped last week a local mining company from illegally conducting activities in Brooke’s Point municipality, this province. Lebach Mining and Develoment Corp. (LMDC) was prevented from conducting consultative assemblies with indigenous peoples.…

[Blog] The queen and I: remembering Maita by Rodne Galicha

The queen and I: remembering Maita by Rodne Galicha July 14, 2012 “Hapi birthday my dear Rodne.” That was the last text message I received from Maita. Yes, I did not know her at first. The first time I heard her name was when I was still a volunteer for a mining policy reform campaign…

[Press Release] After EO was released, Lake Mainit, Sibuyan Island and others still unsafe from mining -ATM

After EO was released, Lake Mainit, Sibuyan Island and others still unsafe from mining Manila – With the new mining Executive Order 79 exclaiming that all mining contracts, agreements, and concessions approved before the issuance of the policy will remain valid, binding and enforceable, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) remained doubtful that several potential eco-tourism landmarks…

[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] Gov’t reminded to respect local ordinances on mining -ATM

Gov’t reminded to respect local ordinances on mining Group supports call local autonomy on mineral resources management Manila – Government must in fact recognize local ordinances that uphold biodiversity conservation and promote human rights especially of the Indigenous Peoples, instead of threatening them with the primacy of national policies, said Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) reacting…

[In the news] Aquino strengthens urban poor commission | Sun.Star

Aquino strengthens urban poor commission | Sun.Star. April 4, 2012 MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III has issued an Executive Order (EO) to further strengthen the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), Malacanang said on Wednesday. The PCUP is the government agency tasked to coordinate the speedy implementation of government policies and programs for…

[Press Release] Romblonanons unveil the country’s 1st anti mining monument – ATM

Romblonanons unveil the country’s 1st anti mining monument Commemorates the province biggest protest against mining Tablas, Romblon—Today advocates joined the unveiling of Romblon’s Anti-Mining Memorial to commemorate the biggest protest against mining fought by the Church, Local Government Leaders and its people. The first of its kind in the country, the anti mining memorial will…