Philippine UpdatePublished by MAC on 2006-01-20
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.