MAC/20: Mines and Communities

In the Philippines at present there is a strong push by the government to bring in another new frame

Published by MAC on 2003-02-15


In the Philippines at present there is a strong push by the government to bring in another new framework for mining: a national minerals policy. This is promoted by the mining industry to give higher priority to mining and (inter alia) to increase the nubmer of areas designated as mineral lands where mining has a special priority regime of rights.

The following position paper on the issue was produced by the Tebtebba Foundation in February 2003.

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