DENR is working against communities and the environment Agency hides decision to allow mining in Nueva Vizcaya, despite expired mining contract Quezon City – Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) is deeply concerned and horrified by the lack of transparency and callousness of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in allowing continued mining operations in Nueva Vizcaya despite the expiration of a mining contract there. Last June 20, 2019, the Financial and Technical
June 18, 2019 Press Statement DENR must immediately close Didipio mines in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya FTAA of OGPI must not be renewed Quezon City – Environmental alliance Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) supports the call of affected communities and local government officials from Nueva Vizcaya for the immediate closure of the Didipio mines in Kasibu town, Nueva Vizcaya province. ATM is aware that the mining contract (under Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement No. 1 or FTAA #1)
We strongly criticize the arrogant, self-righteous, myopic and misplaced decision of the Philippine government not to participate in international climate talks. We have been diligently following and engaging in the climate negotiations for the last 12 years, as civil society organizations and peoples movements from developing countries. We are keenly aware and have been hugely disappointed at the outcomes and how governments have behaved and the positions they have taken.