MAC/20: Mines and Communities

Philippine Update

Published by MAC on 2006-01-20

Philippine Update

20th January 2006

After much concerted local lobbying, Marcopper's San Antonio Copper Project has been "de-listed" from the government's 24 priority mining projects.

Rumours and debate persist around the re-starting of full production at Lafayette's Rapu Rapu mine.

A new Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) has been enacted by the local governor on the shipping of ore from Toledo's Berong nickel mine.

While trying to enter the Philippines to launch a fact-finding report on the mining industry, Catholic priest Fr. Frank Nally (one of this website's editors) was 'black-listed' and deported from the country. The report is due to be launched - both in London and Manila - on 25th January 2007.

Anabelle E. Plantilla has continued her series in the "Manila Times", logging civil society objections to mining in the Philippines.

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