[Press Release] Kiblawan mayor confirms Sagittarius Mines link to escalating militarization in Tampakan -ATM

Kiblawan mayor confirms Sagittarius Mines link to escalating militarization in Tampakan Says military receives subsidy for allowance and operations Koronadal City – Kiblawan Mayor Marivic Diamante disclosed that Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) is actually providing funds for the allowance and operations of the military and paramilitary groups within the towns of Kiblawan, Tampacan, Columbio, all…

[Statement] B’laan tribe members killed in alleged military ops -ATM

B’laan tribe members killed in alleged military ops SMI-Xstrata Mines-affected communities call for court martial, high-level investigation Tribal communities affected by the SMI-Xstrata Tampakan Copper-Gold Mining Project and their support groups are calling for a high level investigation by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Commission on Human Rights on the escalating tension…

[In the news] Tribal members flee Tampakan mine site due to heavy military presence -MindaNews.com

Tribal members flee Tampakan mine site due to heavy military presence By Bong S. Sarmiento, MindaNews.com February 3 2013 KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/2 February)—At least 50 individuals, mostly women and children, have fled the mines development site of foreign-backed Sagittarius Mines, Inc. for fear of the growing militarization in the area, a church worker said Saturday.…

[In the news] DENR-12 closes down 13 mini sawmills -MindaNews

MindaNews » DENR-12 closes down 13 mini sawmills. By Allen V. Estabillo, MindaNews August 4, 2012 GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/2 Aug) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has closed down 13 mini sawmills or wood processing plants in Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region for violation of various environmental laws and regulations.…

[In the news] 16 minors rescued from alleged trafficker -MindaNews

MindaNews » 16 minors rescued from alleged trafficker. By Allen V. Estabillo May 12, 2012 GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 May) – Government agents rescued at least 16 minors from Maguindanao province who were allegedly recruited for fake overseas job placements by a suspected human trafficker based in this city. Timmy Rejano, supervising agent of the…

[In the news] Deles urges greater public participation in Mindanao peace process -MindaNews

MindaNews » Deles urges greater public participation in Mindanao peace process. By Bong S. Sarmiento May 5, 2012 KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/04 May) — The government wants greater public participation in the Mindanao peace process, Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process said. Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles . OPAPP PhotoDeles…

[In the news] 10 R12 schools increase tuition fees -MindaNews

MindaNews » 10 R12 schools increase tuition fees. By Allen V. Estabillo March 28, 2012 GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 March) – Ten of the 26 colleges and universities in Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region have set another round of increases in tuition and other school fees starting June, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)…