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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 ON ILLEGAL ENTRY OF FUEL TRUCKS IN NUEVA VIZCAYA

Alyansa Tigil Mina strongly condemns the illegal forceful entry today of five fuel trucks by Oceana Gold Philippines, Inc. (OGPI) in Brgy.  Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya.

This is an illegal act by the mining company, as it’s mining contract has expired more than a year ago, and it does not have any permit to operate from the local governments.  

Our alliance also denounce the alleged order of DILG Sec. Ano instructing the PNP to escort the illegal entry of the fuel trucks. About 30 elements of the PNP from Nueva Vizcaya accompanied 50 security guards of the mining company to deliver the fuel.  Local barangay officials and environmental groups from the area tried to prevent the illegal entry, but the police allegedly threatened protestors they will be arrested.

We are deeply frustrated that the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of DENR has failed to implement the closure and decommissioning protocols for the Didipio mines, in light of the expiration of OGPI’s Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA).   We hold the DENR and the MGB as accountable for the continued destruction of the forests and livelihoods of affected communities in Nueva Vizcaya, especially in light of the floods and landslides brought by the recent typhoons.

This illegal entry of fuel to the mines add insult to injury, as OGPI prevented the provincial government from opening an alternate road in Kasibu town, after the main road was made impassable, because of the overflow of the mine tailings pond.  

Continue reading: https://www.alyansatigilmina.net/single-post/2020/11/26/ATM-Statement-on-illegal-entry-of-fuel-trucks-in-Nueva-Vizcaya

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

Palawan Brooke's Point Pastor against mining

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