Environmental human rights defenders announced in a press conference today that it will actively push for the election of pro-people and pro-environment leaders in the May 2022 elections, especially those who are already allies and champions of green bills. They also said they will engage in the elections by exposing corporate donors from the extractives industry who are funding candidates for electoral positions. Jaybee Garganera, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) National Coordinat
Community leaders from the mining sites of struggles (SOS) of Alyansa Tigil Mina and Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc, and green champions former Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, Jr and Akbayan Partylist nominee Percival Cendana, united in the call for a pro-environment and pro-people government and a rational mining policy during a virtual public forum this morning. Baguilat, a known champion of green bills as a member of the House of Representatives from 2010-2019 and an indi
Green groups denounce plan to lift ban on open-pit mines; Highlights culpability of pro-mining leaders and their mining legacies
In the launching of Alyansa Tigil Mina’s Mining Hell Week today, environmental human rights defenders strongly denounced a reported draft DENR Department Administrative Order (DAO) lifting the ban on open-pit mining as they declared continued resistance against mining policies that cater to large mining corporations at the expense of communities
Bikers and environmental advocates rode to the DENR office in Quezon City today to stop the agency from issuing a reported draft Department Administrative Order lifting the 2017 ban on open-pit mining method of extracting copper, gold, silver and other complex ores. Some bikers plying along Visayas Avenue, where the DENR main office is, also stopped to support the group’s call. After the issuance of Executive Order 130 in April this year lifting the ban on new mining contract
ATM Youth Network invites you to watch the event "Youth Against Destructive Mining: Cultural Night 2021" at 8PM, October 26, 2021
The cultural night will provide an avenue for participants and relative networks to share each others’ sentiments with regards to mining in a fruitful yet informational entertainment event.
The night will be full of surprises as we are having mini film showing, cultural presentations, and spoken word poetry all performed by our youth.
Every March and September, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) embarks on a Mining Hell Week (MHW) to surface the issues surrounding destructive large-scale mining and its impact on mining-affected communities. The March MHW is to denounce the continued implementation of the flawed Philippine Mining Act, while the September MHW is to counter the narrative of the mining industry led by the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) to entice more investors and companies to dig minerals i
ATM Statement on Passage of UN HRC Resolution recognizing the right to a safe, healthy and sustainable environment. Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) welcomes the recent passage of the UN Human Rights Council recognizing the right to a safe, health and sustainable environment in Geneva. While the resolution is not binding to all member-states, this sends a strong message to all countries on the urgency of addressing climate change impacts and listening to the demands of the most vulne
In 2018, the first Asia-Pacific Gathering on Human Rights and Extractives (AP Gathering) was convened in Semarang, Indonesia. It produced an action agenda and facilitated the improved coordination of advocacy work among national campaigns focused on extractives and human rights. Since March 2020, the COVID19 pandemic has severely impacted mining-affected communities and environmental rights defenders. The strict and inadequate health protocols set by the government have resul
Together with different solidarity groups, the Diocese of Marbel – led by Bishop Cerilo Casicas gathered 78,229 signatures in support of upholding the ban on open-pit mining in South Cotabato. #NatureWins #LeaveMindaNOW #StopMiningPH