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Diocese of Marbel decries lifting of ban on open-pit mining, calls...

“What happens to the voice of the people in South Cotabato who had been adamant in their opposition to the proposed open-pit mining?"

Diocese of Marbel submits petition against open-pit mining in South Cotabato

The campaign, which was launched on August 16, had already gathered 78,229 signatures

South Cotabato legislators decry ‘Church interference’ in open-pit mining ban review

In August, the Diocese of Marbel launched a signature campaign to oppose moves to lift a ban on open-pit mining in South Cotabato

Mindanao diocese launches signature campaign for stay of open-pit mining ban

The petition calls on the government to “stand firm in its duty to ensure the safety, convenience, and well-being of its constituents”

Mindanao diocese slams lifting of moratorium on new mining contracts

The bishop said the lifting of the moratorium should not undermine the ban on open-pit mining in South Cotabato

Catholic dioceses in Mindanao declared safe after strong quake

“We are fine. No major damages. Of course, many were afraid,” said Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo of Kidapawan following the earthquake

Marbel bishop lauds court for upholding ban on open-pit mining

On October 12, a court in Koronadal City dismissed a motion to invalidate a local environment code that bans open-pit mining in the province

Philippine diocese heads movement to protect Mindanao’s vast mineral resources

The Diocese of Marbel has been named as head of Tampakan Forum, a multi-sectoral movement against large-scale mining operations

Catholic diocese lauds termination of mining deal in Mindanao town

The social action director of the diocese said the decision of the local officials was “courageous and heroic”

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