ATM fully supports Pres. Duterte's announcement in his SONA to push for a new mining law. However, to address the issues brought by negative impacts of mining, we recommend to Pres. Duterte that a critical first step is for him to confirm the cancellation and suspension orders issued by former DENR Sec. Gina Lopez. These orders are urgently still pending and being reviewed by the Office of the President. We expect Pres. Duterte to issue clear instructions to the DENR to stric
ATM Statement July 14, 2017 Green groups warn new mining official: follow Digong’s instructions Screen Capture of a Facebook post showing MGB Dir. Wilfredo Moncano inducting a sports event of two mining companies. Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) is sending a strong reminder to newly-appointed MGB Director Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano to follow the instructions of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. Moncano was appointed to head the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the DENR last July 12, 2017.
Press Release 13 July 2017 Cimatu reminded to pay attention to Duterte’s words on mining NGOs hit MGB official comments on ban on open-pit mining Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), a coalition of mining-affected communities and their support groups, reminded DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu to “listen closely and heed” President Duterte’s position on irresponsible mining. ATM national coordinator Jaybee Garganera said that Sec. Cimatu should pay attention to the recent remarks of Pres. Duterte, e
7 July 2017 Focus on the Global South Pablo Solón, the Director of Fundación Solón, former Executive Director of Focus on the Global South, and former Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), is being targeted by the Bolivian government for his vocal criticism of the government and the construction of two hydro-electric projects, El Bala and El Chapete in the Amazonian region. Based on the studies done by Geodata, an Italian company hired by the government to identify
Left with a Lone Dissenter, the SC reminds The Filipino People of Marcosian Court The decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao, as government response to armed conflict that escalated in the city of Marawi, is not the triumph of law, but of authoritarian rule. We are outraged by the Supreme Court’s decision, which could now pave the way for the setting up of authoritarian rule in the whole country. Worse than the SC division of votes