MAC/20: Mines and Communities

Philippines Update

Published by MAC on 2006-03-20

Philippines Update

20th March 2006

NGO worker and radio anchor abducted and still missing in Aurora Province, Philippines:

A call for urgent action

Joey Estriber of BATARIS has long been involved in campaigning against the widely discredited Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and consequent mining activity in the country.

Through the work of Bataris, Aurora Province was one of the provinces that passed a resolution calling for a national moratorium on mining operations.

Joey Estriber was also very active in the two national mining conferences that organized together with MAC partner, KALIKASAN-Pne, in 2002 and 2005.

Please act on, and endorse, this urgent alert following the abduction, illegal arrest and enforced disappearance of Joey Estriber.

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