Philippines UpdatePublished by MAC on 2006-07-29
29th July 2006
Amid new allegations of yet a third spill at the notorious Lafayette mine, a Greenpeace worker has been arrested at gunpoint for independently sampling water near the site.
Chinese investment in mining on Mindanao may receive a boost following a visit by a Chinese trade delegation.
The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Philippine Mining Act of 1995, after junking with finality a motion for reconsideration filed by the Didipio Earth Savers’ Multi-Purpose Association Inc. (DESAMA).
Nevertheless, LRC - which supported DESAMA in the court action - considers the court's judgment a "victory" because it declared the entry of mining concessionaires onto private property as a form of "taking."
TVI Pacific is talking-up its expansion policy in the Zamboanga region, even as we publish the full declaration of a meeting of community leaders who oppose such an expansion.