[Press Release] Groups strengthen opposition against OGPI FTAA renewal in Bishops-LGU-Community dialogue in Nueva Vizcaya -ATM

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya – Provincial Governor Carlos Padilla, local communities, indigenous people, and church organizations sustained strong opposition on the Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) renewal of Oceanagold Philippines Inc (OGPI) in a dialogue held today at Saint Mary’s University. The Bishops-LGU-Community dialogue activity was co-hosted by Bishop Jose Elmer Mangalinao of the Diocese…

[Statement] on OGPI FTAA renewal -ATM

We are greatly disappointed with this development. ATM believes that OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI) had failed to substantially comply with the requirements of a renewal for FTAA. It did not inform the local governments about its application and has not secured the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the affected indigenous peoples. This interim…

[Statement] There is no future in mining -ATM

ATM Statement on the Opening of Mining Philippines 2019 September 10, 2019 Quezon City –“Responsible mining” is a myth, and even the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) has stopped pretending it exists. The concept didn’t find any space in the theme nor in the program for the annual international mining confab that opens…

[Statement] We Won’t Be Silenced! – Lilak Statement on the Arrest and Detention of Young Women Environmental Activists

Lilak strongly condemns the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines’ (CoMP), Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s, and the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) violent response to what was meant to be a peaceful and non-disruptive protest action. On September 10, Tuesday, a silent protest amid the Mining Philippines International Conference and Exhibit by young women from the…

[Event] Day of International Solidarity Against OceanaGold Ph Inc. -SEED

Join us in our twitter party, calling President Rodrigo Duterte to #StopMiningInDidipio and immediately cancel @OceanaGold ‘s FTAA. #EndMiningInDidipio! CANCEL OCEANAGOLD’S MINING CONTRACT NOW Respect the people’s will! Stop illegal operations in Didipio mines! Environmental and human rights groups in the Philippines support the resistance led by the Didipio Earth Savers Movement (DESAMA) and Didipio-Watch…

[Right-up] Sa mga manggagawa ng minahan -ni Greg Bituin Jr.

Sa mga manggagawa ng minahan ni Greg Bituin Jr. marami na kayong nagtatrabahong manggagawa minimina ang bundok, ginagalugad ang lupa upang matagpuan ang mineral na pinagpala kahit ang kalupaa’y patuloy na lumuluha pikitmata sa nangyayari dahil sa trabaho walang pakialam sa kinabukasan ng tao gumuho man ang bundok, para sa kapitalismo mabutas man ang lupa,…

[Right-up] Mapanirang Minahan Wakasan -ni Doc Ben Molino

Mapanirang Minahan Wakasan ni Doc Ben Molino Mapanirang minahan agad ng wakasan, Alisin na ang pulang putik sa baybay, Patagin na ang mga stockpile, Ayusin na ang lupang nawindang, at Nilapastangan na mga pangisdaan. Ipaglaban ang kinabukasan na sinira ng Rekadong pula na lason sa lupa, At asido sa tubig na pumapatay sa isda, Nang…

[Statement] On the continued inaction of DENR on the issue of large-scale mining in Manicani Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar -KAMPO

Statement on the continued inaction of DENR on the issue of large-scale mining in Manicani Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar Manicani, a small island off mainland Guiuan, Eastern Samar, hogged both local and national news when protests erupted anew against the recent endorsement by the local governments of the renewal of large-scale mining on the island.…

[From the web] Alyansa Tigil Mina’s Response to Chamber of Mines of the Philippines Open Letter cum Paid Ad published in the PDI on September 26, 2016 – ATM

Alyansa Tigil Mina’s Response to Chamber of Mines of the Philippines Open Letter cum Paid Ad published in the PDI on September 26, 2016 First of all, we believe that the paid advertisement by COMP was a rude move to discredit the mining audit reports completed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Second,…

[Statement] ATM Statement on the SONA of Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte

ATM Statement on the SONA of Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte July 26, 2016 Quezon City – ATM welcomes the clear pronouncements of Pres. Duterte related to environment concerns.  Specifically, Pres. Duterte gave instructions that permits and contracts of mining, logging and other environment-sensitive projects will be reviewed.  He further stated that should it be needed,…

[Statement] ATM Statement on recent DENR positions on mining

ATM Statement on recent DENR positions on mining July 13, 2016 ATM welcomes the pronouncements of DENR Sec. Gina Lopez on mining issues.  Particularly, we support the moves to immediately conduct an audit of all mining project, a moratorium on mining applications, and her personal position against open-pit mining.  Our alliance also believes that Sec.…

[Press Release] Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session

Mining affects indigenous women human rights, Phil women’s groups said at 64thCEDAW session Geneva, Switzerland – Mining projects which encroached upon IP territories without our genuine consent causing a web of women human rights violations has been one of the statements issued by indigenous women and women’s rights advocates from the Philippines in the Convention…

[Press Release] Stop mining, communities urge Duterte admin – ATM

Stop mining, communities urge Duterte admin Groups hold anti-mining actions nationwide MANILA, 30 June 2016 – Mining-affected communities across the Philippines held protests and other actions to pursue reforms in mining ahead of the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the swearing-in of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez. Members and…

[Right-up] End Corporate Greed, Stop Harassing Environmental Defenders By Xiou

End Corporate Greed, Stop Harassing Environmental Defenders By Xiou A non-government organization working against the destructive large scale mining is being indicted for Internet or e-libel through a resolution by the Taguig City Prosecutor’s Office. The Hinatuan Mining Company (HMC) earlier filed charges against Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI) for issuing a press release about…

[From the web] Groups call for green justice seek courts to immediately stop destructive mining projects -Green Thumb Coalition

Groups call for green justice seek courts to immediately stop destructive mining projects Manila – Mining operations in Nueva Vizcaya, Zambales, Palawan and Eastern Samar were denounced by environmental groups today, for violating environmental laws and human rights of communities. For World Environment Day (June 5), Sanlakas, Concerned Citizens of Sta Cruz Zambales (CCOS), Didipio…