MAC/20: Mines and Communities

Please write letters to Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President Republic of the Philippine

Published by MAC on 2001-04-11

Please write letters to Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President Republic of the Philippines Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines - welcoming the moves of Secretary Alvarez to withdraw the mining license of Aglubang mining in Mindoro Oriental by and calling for permanent suspension of mining plans in that area because of the strong opposition of the affected communities, civil society groups and local elected officials.

Please express support for the well founded concern of affected populations as to the damage the project would cause to the environment and economy of the province and the violation of the rights of the Mangyan people that would result from the project.

MR. JOHN M. DARCH,
President and CEO, Crew Deveopment Corporation,
615--800 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Please urge Crew Development to respect the wishes of local people in Mindoro including the affected indigenous Peoples and withdraw their mining plans and leave the Island of Mindoro.

also Hon. Jean Cretien Prime Minister, Canada

Please urge respect for the wishes of indigenous peoples and other affected communities in Mindoro Philippines threatened by the mining plans of Crew Development Corporation, and in particular calling for a halt to government backing for this unpopular and destructive project

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