MAC/20: Mines and Communities

Philippines Update

Published by MAC on 2006-09-09


Philippines Update

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.

 

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