ATM Statement | November 30, 2022 Members of Alyansa Tigil Mina launched today a week-long tribute to honor chosen environmental heroes and martyrs as they visited the monument of Armin Marin in Sibuyan Island to pay homage to the slain environmental activist. Jaybee Garganera, National Coordinator of Alyansa Tigil Mina, said “it is critical that we remember our fallen green warriors, especially during this period when the current administration is revising the nation’s histo
ATM Statement | November 22, 2022 ATM welcomes the instruction of Pres. Marcos to the DENR to strengthen its regulatory powers over mining projects. Both mining laws that regulate small-scale and large-scale mining are outdated and not designed to ensure safety of small-scale miners nor respond to the challenges of climate change or impacts. We hope that Sec. Yulo-Loyzaga will consider publicly supporting the proposed Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB) in Congress,
ATM Statement | November 21 2022 Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) threw its support behind a proposed bill in the House of Representatives banning all forms of mining operations in the Island of Mindoro, including blacksand mining, armour rock mining and mineral extraction.
“We are excited about this and will actively support its enactment. This is indeed a welcome move, especially among advocates against destructive mining.” Jaybee Garganera, ATM National Coordinator. “It sends a
ATM Statement | November 18, 2022 Alyansa Tigil Mina referred to the so called decarbonization of the mining industry as mere "greenwashing", saying the mining companies are merely using COP27 for their own benefit. At a Mine Safety and Environment Conference in Baguio City, mine leaders said they have developed processes to recycle mine tailings, and accessing battery technology to reduce carbon footprint. "These are inadequate and fragmented responses of the mining industr
ATM Press Statement | November 14, 2022 As nations meet in Egypt for COP 27 this November 6 to 18, Alyansa Tigil Mina calls on the Philippine government to immediately put a stop to deforestation and offshore mining, which exacerbate the impacts of climate change. Deforestation is a major contributor to climate change. When vast forests are cleared or burnt, they release a huge amount of stored carbon. Also, tree removal diminishes an important carbon “sink” that takes up car
ATM Press Statement | November 11, 2022 As the UN Human Rights Council conducts its Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines’ human rights record for the fourth time on Monday, November 14 in Geneva, Alyansa Tigil Mina called on the human rights body to take action on the shrinking civic space and the alarming situation of human rights defenders in the Philippines. Since the start of the administration of Rodrigo Duterte in 2016, democratic spaces have become smaller and