Philippines UpdatePublished by MAC on 2006-09-09
9th September 2006
Environmental & peoples rights groups in the Philippines have objected to a further extension of the test run at Lafayette's Rapu Rapu mine. There is alleged to be investment interest in the project from unnamed 'foreign forms'.
MAC editor Geoff Nettleton gave a recent talk in the Philippines on mining issues.
Yet another rights campaigner, linked to anti-mining activities, has become a victim of continued "political killings"; this time an indigenous leader in the Caraga Region of Mindanao, where BHP Billiton has exploration interests.