[In the news] S.Cotabato gov snubs go-signal for Tampakan mine -RAPPLER.com

S.Cotabato gov snubs go-signal for Tampakan mine By RAPPLER.COM February 20, 2013 COTABATO, Philippines – The governor of South Cotabato province, which hosts the Tampakan copper-gold project, rejected the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued on February 19. The ECC allows Sagittarius Mining Inc. (SMI) to start…

[Press Release] Anti-APECO Marchers celebrate gains from 370-km protest walk in March Declaration, urge swift fulfillment of President and Cabinet’s promises -Task Force Anti-APECO

Lakad Katarungan, Lakad Matuwid na Daan Anti-APECO Marchers celebrate gains from 370-km protest walk in March Declaration, urge swift fulfillment of President and Cabinet’s promises “Sa Matuwid na Daan, pangako’y di tinatalikuran.” 26 days after departing by foot from Casiguran, the 120 marchers protesting the implementation of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO) are finally…

[In the news] Hearings vs SM set March 15 | Sun.Star

Hearings vs SM set March 15 | Sun.Star. By JM Agreda March 1, 2012 DEVELOPMENT plans of SM Baguio will be further delayed after the court suspended the hearing of a civil case for injunction leading to a Temporary Environment Protection Order case against the mall. Regional Trial Court Branch 5 Judge Antonio Estevez suspended…

[In the news] Legal suit filed vs SM Investments Corporation over planned mall expansion | Sun.Star

Legal suit filed vs SM Investments Corporation over planned mall expansion | Sun.Star. By JM Agreda February 29, 2012 AFTER weeks of preparation, oppositors to SM City Baguio’s planned mall expansion unleashed their complaint before the court at the Justice Hall Tuesday. Some 132 individual complainants and group representatives against the mall expansion filed the…

[Press Release] 284 CSOs attend 4th General Assembly; bewail SM’s impending massacre of Baguio City’s trees -PMPI

284 CSOs attend 4th General Assembly; bewail SM’s impending massacre of Baguio City’s trees Baguio City – 284 members of the Philippine-Misereor Partnership, Inc (PMPI) will gather in Baguio city to meet for its 4th General Assembly on February 27 to March 1, 2012 with the theme “Harnessing Faith, Culture and Integrity of Creation towards…

[in the news] DENR chief pushing Metro Manila-wide plastics ban soon -InterAksyon.com

DENR chief pushing Metro Manila-wide plastics ban soon Philippine News Agency February 5, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje is looking forward to a Metro Manila-wide ban on plastics soon, noting more local government units (LGUs) already started the ground work of preparing ordinances prohibiting such non-biodegradable…

[In the news] Tampakan mayor backs mining firm’s bid for ECC reconsideration -MindaNews

MindaNews » Tampakan mayor backs mining firm’s bid for ECC reconsideration. By Bong S. Sarmiento February 3, 2012 KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/2 Feb) – Beleaguered foreign-backed Sagittarius Mines, Inc. has gained the support of the mayor of Tampakan in South Cotabato for the reconsideration of its rejected application for an environmental compliance certificate (ECC). Mayor Leonardo…

[In the news] Church pushes campaign to declare Tampakan mountains as protected area – MindaNews.com

Church pushes campaign to declare Tampakan mountains as protected area By Bong S. Sarmiento, MindaNews.com January 17, 2012  KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/16 January) —The Diocese of Marbel has intensified the campaign for the declaration of the mountains in Tampakan, South Cotabato as a protected area, which would effectively ban all forms of mining activities there. Tampakan…

[In the news] DENR trashes Tampakan mines environmental compliance certificate application | Sun.Star

DENR trashes Tampakan mines environmental compliance certificate application | Sun.Star. By Bong S. Sarmiento Friday, January 13, 2012  KORONADAL CITY – Efforts to bring the massive Tampakan copper-gold project to commercial phase suffered a major blow after the Environment department rejected the proponent’s application for an environmental compliance certificate (ECC). Documents obtained by the Diocese…

[Petition] Stop the cutting/uprooting of trees at SM Baguio – Cordillera Ecological Center (PINE TREE)

Target: Pres. Benigno Aquino 111, Sec. Nereus “Neric” Acosta, Sec. Ramon Paje Region: Philippines Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Cordillera.Ecological.Cen… Background (Preamble): The SM Development Corp (SMDC) is set to cut 43 fully grown Alnus japonica trees while also intending to uproot 97 growing pine trees (Pinus kesiya) and 42 saplings virtually sentencing to death a total of…