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Catholic leaders in Mindanao file petition against Tampakan mining

The bishops argued that the extension of the mining agreement granted to Sagittarius Mines, Inc. “was unconstitutional”

Anti-mining group dismayed over court decision on levy on mining firm

“The Court’s decision effectively curtails local autonomy, which is mandated by no less than the Constitution,” said Rene Pamplona of ATM

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”

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"

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

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

Mindanao diocese slams gov’t for allowing mining project in ancestral land

The National Commission on Indigenous People’s has already issued a “certification precondition” to Sagittarius Mines for the Tampakan project

Church, tribal groups in Mindanao welcome court ruling against mines

On October 12, a local court upheld the legality of the Environment Code of South Cotabato province that bans open-pit mining

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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