[Press Release] MGB’s Suspension on Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) Mining Operations in Surigao Del Sur -Vicariate of CARCANMADCARLANPAR- SAC

MGB’s Suspension on Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) Mining Operations in Surigao Del Sur The order of Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB) Director Leo L. Jasareno suspending MarcVentures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) mining operations in Cantilan and Carrascal, Surigao del Sur is a very welcome development for our people not only in Cantilan…

[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…

[Events] Hundreds gather to protest mining all over the country -ATM

Hundreds gather to protest mining all over the country Local groups stage candle lighting and prayers against mining projects Quezon City—Hundreds of protesters from mining-affected communities throughout the country gathered over the weekend to condemn the negative impacts of large-scale mining and the decision of national agencies allowing for the aggressive promotion of mining in…

[In the news] Surigao environmentalists vow to continue crusade despite shooting incident -MindaNews.com

Surigao environmentalists vow to continue crusade despite shooting incident By Vanessa L. Almeda, MindaNews.com October 31 2012 SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 Oct) – Supporters of environmental activist Dr. Isidro Olan, who survived an ambush in Carmen, Surigao del Sur last Monday, vowed to continue their fight against illegal logging and mining in the province…

[Press Release] MGB Commits to Obey TEPO Court Order Prohibiting Mining Activities in Cantilan Watersheds in Surigao del Sur – BALAOD Mindanaw

MGB Director Leo Jasareno committed before the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives, headed by Hon. Francisco T. Matugas (Surigao del Norte), to comply with the Temporary Environmental Protection Order (TEPO) issued by the Regional Trial Court of Cantilan. The commitment was made during the public hearing for Resolution No. 958 sponsored…

[In the news] Children and schools caught in Philippine conflicts, and the UN is concerned about AFP tactics – Interaksyon.com

Children and schools caught in Philippine conflicts, and the UN is concerned about AFP tactics – Interaksyon.com. Carlos H. Conde, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – The soldiers descended on the Lumad (tribal) villages of Lianga where, according to human rights and tribal groups, they put up checkpoints that restricted the movement of residents and imposed a…

[In the news] AFP stands out in UN chief’s report for violating children’s rights – Interaksyon.com

AFP stands out in UN chief’s report for violating children’s rights – Interaksyon.com. Carlos H. Conde MANILA, Philippines – The soldiers descended on the Lumad (tribal) villages of Lianga where, according to human rights and tribal groups, they put up checkpoints that restricted the movement of residents and imposed a blockade that severely constrained the…