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Church, green groups score victory against mining in southern Philippines

“The brave stance of the local government ... is a win not only of the people of Mindanao, of the rights of nature, but also of accountability in governance”

Indigenous women call on new Environment chief to end mining operations...

“For all the years that [the mining company] has destroyed our land, we have stood up and defended it”

Catholic social action workers back campaign against open-pit mining in Marbel...

“We pray that with this collective voice and action, the national government ... will heed the call of its people"

Mindanao bishop says fight against open-pit mining not over despite veto...

“We remain vigilant until the present threat to amend the lifting of the open-pit mining ban is completely done,” said Bishop Cerilo Casicas

Anti-mining group welcomes veto of measure lifting ban on open-pit mining...

The group said it “welcomes the rightful decision” of the governor to veto Ordinance N0. 23, Series of 2022, that was enacted on May 16, 2022

Mindanao Catholic bishop tells local officials to stop playing politics, ban...

The bishop claimed that the people of the province want to ban the open-pit mining project even before the elections

Mindanao bishop urges faithful to pray for leaders who lift ban...

The faithful are urged to pray the “Prayer to Reawaken Our Love for Creation” during the Holy Mass and to start and end daily activities

Green activists slam tree cutting plan at still-prohibited Tampakan mine in...

Kalikasan PNE said local sources relayed that operations aim to start cutting about 100 trees are being planned

Catholic diocese holds ‘solidarity walk’ against open-pit mining in southern Philippines

Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. vowed to create a technical working group to study the decision of the provincial board

Stop sacrificing nature for greed and profit

Of the 13 major bays in the country, 10 are already biologically dead; of the 25 major rivers, 15 are already dried-up or silted

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