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ALYANSA TIGIL MINA

 A coalition of organizations and groups

who have decided to collectively challenge

the aggressive promotion of large-scale mining in the Philippines.

WE ARE AGAINST MINING AS IT IS BEING PRACTICED TODAY.

The alliance aims to shift the policy framework on extracting minerals in the Philippines, from simply "extracting and profiting from mining minerals" to  "mineral management towards national industrialization". 

ATM Position Paper on the 25th year of the Philippine Mining Act of 1995

Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) remains steadfast in its campaign to repeal the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 and replace it with the Alternative Minerals Management Bill. An alternative that has strict safeguards that will uphold the rights of communities affected by mining, and ensure the protection and conservation of the environment.

Historical Context

 

On March 3, 1995, former President Fidel Ramos signed into law Republic Act No. 7942 or most commonly known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995.  The bill was enacted as an effort to revitalize the Philippine mining industry and increase foreign investment.

Attracting foreign investments was achieved through the Financial and Technical Assistance Agreements (FTAA). The FTAA was embedded within the law allowing multinational companies to own 100% of mining rights. It provided the

requirements that would enable the legitimization of foreign ownership and control of our country's minerals and natural resources. Additionally, generous tax incentives are provided through a tax and duty-free capital equipment imports, four-year income tax holiday, value-added tax exemption, and income tax deduction with accelerated depreciation.

requirements that would enable the legitimization of foreign ownership and control of our country's minerals and natural resources. Additionally, generous tax incentives are provided through a tax and duty-free capital equipment imports, four-year income tax holiday, value-added tax exemption, and income tax deduction with accelerated depreciation.

Click: https://www.alyansatigilmina.net/single-post/2020/03/09/ATM-Position-Paper-on-the-25th-year-of-the-Philippine-Mining-Act-of-1995

FEATURED STORIES

PINDUTEROS CHOICE FOR HR CAMPAIGN

Alyansa Tigil Mina won the Pinduteros Choice Award for Human Rights Campaign. This campaign aims to support the struggle of the communities from Didipio, Kasibu, Province of Nueva Vizcaya in hoping for the non-renewal of the FTAA of OceanaGold. This initiative of ATM started after the expiration of the Financial Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) #1 of OceanaGold Philippines Incorporated last June 20, 2019.

#HumanRights #StopMininginDidipio by ATM

PINDUTEROS CHOICE FOR HR EVENT

​Alyansa Tigil Mina together with PUP SEED won the Pinduteros Choice Award for Human Rights Event. This event was one of the events to support the struggle of the communities from Didipio, Kasibu, Province of Nueva Vizcaya under the campaign of #StopMiningInDidipio to call the attention of OceanaGold to stop their operations because they don't have any legal permits.

#HumanRights - Day of International Solidarity Against OceanaGold Ph Inc. -SEED/ATM

PLEASE SIGN! PETITION: Cancel OceanaGold's Mining Contract NOW

Respect the people’s will! Stop illegal operations in Didipio mines!

Environmental and human rights groups in the Philippines support the resistance led by the Didipio Earth Savers Movement (DESAMA) and Didipio-Watch against destructive and irresponsible mining in Nueva Vizcaya.

Last 21 June 2019, farmers and indigenous peoples from the village of Didipio, in Kasibu town, Nueva Vizcaya set-up a peoples barricade to prevent the illegal operations of Didipio mines, owned by OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI). OGPI’s mining contract (Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement # 1) expired last June 20, 2019, and failed to secure a renewal of this agreement.

Vote: bit.ly/endminingindidipio 

Women And Mining in Asia Newsletter

Wishing the entire WAMA family a very happy new year. As we get motivated to renew and strengthen our work and movement in 2019, let us also relive some moments from the action- packed year that has been 2018. And so, we present to you the second issue of our newsletter, which summarises the events from the last three months, i.e October- December 2018.
 

Read more: https://www.alyansatigilmina.net/single-post/2019/01/21/Second-Issue-of-the-WAMA-Newsletter

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Protection of human rights defenders of the Lenca People of El Salvador and Honduras

Rights violations and threats are encouraged by a corrupt institutional environment, in which states do not put into action the mechanisms necessary to condemn rights violations commited by the companies.

Jaybee Garganera delivering the Joint Oral Statement of Franciscans International and Forum-Asia

Palawan Brooke's Point Pastor against mining

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