MAC: Mines and Communities

In protest of the government's move to downplay the recognition of rights of IPs, upland rural poor

Published by MAC on 2003-12-15

In protest of the government's move to downplay the recognition of rights of IPs, upland rural poor and other mining-affected communities, we enjoin everyone to a nationwide "fax barrage" on the 3rd of December 2003 to signify our unified opposition to the National Minerals Policy (NMP) Framework and the Philippine Mining Act of 1995.

Please find below recommended materials for the fax barrage on December 3. This will be held simultaneously with the National Mining Conference at the Holiday Inn Galleria Manila, Ortigas, Pasig City. President Arroyo is expected to sign an Executive Order as she endorses the NMP.

The following are list of targeted agencies for the fax barrage. We call on friends in advocacy to direct your fax barrage to the agency nearest you. Other information are also provided shall you prefer them over telefax transmittal.

We hope that through this activity we can further make both the government and the mining industry recognize the true voice of the people.

National Mining Conference (NMC)

3-4 December 2003

You can forward the letters to:

Office of the President
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Republic of the Philippines
Fax: (02) 736.1174

Office of the Executive Secretary
Alberto G. Romulo
Executive Secretary
Fax: (02) 736.1010

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Elisea G. Gozun
Fax: (02) 920.4352

Raoul T. Geollegue
OIC, Regional Executive Director
DENR, R-10
Fax: (08822) 72.6280

Jeremias L. Dolino
Regional Executive Director
Davao City
Fax: 082.300.2113

Joey E. Austria
Chief, Indigenous Community Affairs Division
Fax: (02) 929-1857

Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)
Horacio C. Ramos
Fax: (02) 920.1635

Dario T. Miñosa
Regional Director
Region X
Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro
Fax: (088)231.4061

Ma. Luisa L. Jacinto
OIC, Regional Director
Region XI
Fax: (082)221.6535

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