Category Archives: oil palm

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS. IP Leaders’ Summit (as delivered) 01 Feb 2018

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office. Read speech with translation) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE AT THE PANAGTAGBO ALANG SA KALINAW UG KALAMBUAN: AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LEADERS’ SUMMIT [Naval Forces Eastern […]

Duterte to “choose investors” to develop Lumad lands for oil palm, mining

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 February) — Addressing an Indigenous Peoples Leaders’ Summit inside a military camp on Thursday, President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to personally choose the investors who would develop their ancestral domains that are presently under the influence of the New People’s Army (NPA). He said Lumads may want oil palm and other […]

STATEMENT: Stop Exploiting the Environment! Stop exploiting mine workers!

Earth Day 2017 (Statement of Caraga Watch on Earth Day, 22 April 2017) It cannot be denied that the greed of large scale mines operating in the region seriously damaged Caraga’s environment. Uncontrolled excavation of the mountains by 23 large scale mining companies caused severe deforestation, landslides, damage to rice fields and siltation of rivers […]

Duterte eyes Malaysian investments in oil palm

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 November) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Friday he will encourage Malaysia to invest in the oil palm future of the country to help uplift the people’s economic conditions. In his message at F. Bangoy International Airport upon his arrival from his state visits in Malaysia and Thailand, Duterte said some Malaysian […]