Press Statement September 7, 2017 The Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz, Zambales (CCOS) and the Ang Aroroy Ay Alagaan (4A’s) of Masbate demand the Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB) enforce DENR’s closure and suspension order of mining firms that have violated the law. The mining-affected communities from Zambales and Masbate marched in front of the MGB in Quezon City and held a protest rally. After the short program, the protesters padlocked the gate of the government agency.
Press Release September 6, 2017 A group of environmental activist stormed the International Mining Conference held in Sofitel Manila, this morning September 6, 2017. The anti-destructive mining group, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), led the lightning rally inside the luxury hotel. The activists said that they condemned the annual mining conference hosted by the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (CoMP). ATM Advocacy Officer, Danny Arias, explained “This mining conference is intend
Press Release September 5, 2017 Almost 200 environmental advocates stormed the Malacañang compound this afternoon, September 5, 2017, to call upon President Rodrigo Duterte to act against the destructive mining operations in the country. Alyansa Tigil Mina, together with the mining-affected communities from Zambales and Masbate, conducted the said lightning rally to request that the scheduled dialogue between MGB and mining-affected communities should be done inside the palac
Press Release September 4, 2017 Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), a coalition of mining-affected communities and their support groups, rejects the Department of Environment and Natural Resources disposition to reverse the agency’s order to prohibit open pit mining. ATM supports DAO 2017-10 as open pit mining is the most destructive form of mining, as experienced in mining provinces in the country. Open pit mines have left many mining areas devastated since miners explored and exploit