The Philippines, a nation rich in precious metals, encounters powerful opposition to mining

The Philippines, a nation rich in precious metals, encounters powerful opposition to mining

Opposition to mining centers around the ecological disruption caused by mines, human rights abuses connected to the industry, and disputes over how profits should be shared. Mongabay. 8th June 2017, by Keith Schneider DIDIPIO, Philippines – Before OceanaGold began to systematically remove any trace that Dinkidi Mountain ever existed in...

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Rally in Support of El Salvador against Oceana Gold

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Rally in Support of El Salvador against Oceana Gold

Amianan Salakniban News Release, October 10, 2016  KASIBU, NUEVA VIZCAYA – Around 50 indigenous peoples from Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao staged a protest action in front of the gates of the open pit mining site of Oceana Gold Philippines Incorporated (OGPI) in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya last Saturday to call...

All that Glitters is Not Gold: Resisting Mining Plunder in The Philippines

All that Glitters is Not Gold: Resisting Mining Plunder in The Philippines

By Clemente Bautista. 22/07/2016 In 2008, Australian junior mining company Lafayette went bankrupt after failing to commence commercial mining in the Philippines. And in 2015, the fourth biggest mining company in the world, Glencore Xstrata, was forced to make its own exit from the Philippines, despite the years it spent attempting to...

Victory! Oceana Gold Pulls Out Drilling Operation after people’s barricade

Victory! Oceana Gold Pulls Out Drilling Operation after people’s barricade

Originally posted by SAPPAKKMI and Amianan Salakniban NEWS RELEASE  BAGUIO CITY June 28 2016 Oceana Gold Philippines Inc. pulls out their drilling operations in Sitio Camgat, Brgy. Didipio, Kasibu Nueva Vizcaya last Saturday, June 18, three days after anti-mining residents barricaded the entrance to the site. The Barangay Council and...

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Barricade Oceana Gold Drilling Exploration

Philippines: Indigenous Peoples Barricade Oceana Gold Drilling Exploration

15th June 2016 Anti-mining residents launched a barricade in June 15 to stop the drilling operations of Oceana Gold Philippines Inc. (OGPI) in Sitio Camgat, Brgy. Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya which started in the first week of June. “They are greedy. Still not satisfied with the vast open pit they...

In Defence of Life

In Defence of Life

  • Written on: 18 April 2016
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In Defence of Life follows the struggles and triumphs of four communities resisting large-scale mining projects in Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa and Romania. Courageous environmental and human rights defenders from these communities describe how they have suffered and why they are standing firm to protect their families, land, water...

Nueva Vizcaya stops entry of mining firms

Nueva Vizcaya stops entry of mining firms

Originally published by the Manila Times on 01/04/16 BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: The provincial government here is pursuing its advocacies to stop the entry of more large scale mining companies in collaboration with allied organizations. Gov. Ruth Padilla said she will continue to collaborate and tap the support of organizations such...

Photo Story: Communities tell OceanaGold to abandon Didipio mine

Photo Story: Communities tell OceanaGold to abandon Didipio mine

Philippines- On the 24th August more than 300 members of local communities from Didipio, Nueva Vizcaya, and their allies gathered to demand that Australian mining multinational OceanaGold ceases operations at its Didipio mine and leaves the area. OceanaGold (Philippines) (OGPI) has been operating its Didipio gold-copper mine in the area since...