Category Archives: large-scale mining

Monkayo mayor welcomes relocation of Diwalwal miners but…

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 June) – The plan of the state-run Philippine Mining Development Corporation (PMDC) to relocate the small-scale miners from Mt. Diwalwal to Barangay Mabatas in Monkayo, Compostela Valley province should not mean the entry of large-scale mining companies that would only deprive community members of their livelihood, an official said on […]

Environmentalists to pro-mining groups: Secretary Lopez a blessing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 February) – Calling her a “blessing”, environmentalists have come to the defense of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez from pro-mining groups who are determined to block her confirmation as a cabinet member by the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA). The CA will decide on Lopez’s appointment to the Department of Environment and Natural […]

Village chiefs warn of bloodshed if mining enters their place

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Island (MindaNews/03 February) — Blood will flow if mining companies set foot on our place, the village chiefs of Gibusong Island of Loreto town in Dinagat province warned. The village chiefs aired the warning Tuesday during the 4th anniversary of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office where they claimed victory in […]