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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 Statement: Mining and pandemics: The continuing burden and suffering of Filipinos

Quezon City – It is with deep anguish that our alliance commemorates the 26th anniversary of the passage of RA 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act of 1995. That is more than a quarter of a century of misery faced by mining-affected communities and destruction of the environment and our precious natural resources.

 

The sorrow grows deeper as we stand in solidarity with the people of Marinduque, who are commemorating as well the 25th anniversary of the Marcopper Mining Tragedy that devastated the province.

 

To re-call this tragic and irresponsible event, Marcopper mines dumped an estimated 200 million tons of toxic tailings into Calancan Bay between 1975-1991. On March 24, 1996, a fracture in the drainage tunnel of Marcopper’s Tapian pit spilled more than 1.6 million cubic meters of toxic mine tailings, flooding villages and poisoning the Boac River. However, three years before that, the company’s Maguila-guila siltation dam also burst, flooding the town of Mogpog, where two children drowned in the mine waste.

Justice remains elusive for the Marinduquenos, as Mogpog and Boac rivers remain biologically dead. Calancan Bay is still unhealthy for swimming or harvesting its aquatic products. Health problems of directly-individuals by the mine spill remain unaddressed. The ordinary farmers as well as the provincial government of Marinduque have not been compensated. Those who have bravely filed cases against Marcopper are dwindling, facing their deaths but failed to see justice.

Continue reading: https://www.alyansatigilmina.net/single-post/atm-statement-mining-and-pandemics-the-continuing-burden-and-suffering-of-filipinos

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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