Press Statement | Alyansa Tigil Mina | May 19, 2022 More than a week after the elections, unofficial results show the Marcos-Duterte tandem winning a landslide victory. Yet, this victory is tarnished with reported irregularities – ranging from massive vote-buying, malfunctioning VCMs, disenfranchisement of voters, violation of election laws such as the distribution of sample ballots inside polling precincts, and allegations of electronic vote rigging. We demand impartial and
Press Statement | Alyansa Tigil Mina | March 23, 2022 Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) lauded the signing by South Cotabato Gov. Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. of the issued resolutions of the Provincial Development Council to “uphold the ban on open-pit mining method” in the province. “This is a welcome move as it represents the sentiments of the stakeholders in the province. We commend the provincial government for heeding the demands of the residents of South Cotabato. We have been anxious t
Press Statement | Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) | March 8, 2022 Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) extends its solidarity with all women on this International Women’s Day. We particularly recognize the crucial role of women environmental human rights defenders in leading the fight against destructive mining. We express our appreciation to the ATM Women and Mining Working Group, composed of women leaders from the communities and support groups, who work tirelessly to advance the causes of w
Press Release | February 3, 2021 | Alyansa Tigil Mina Alyansa Tigil Mina and allied environmental groups threw their support behind the senatorial bid of four green champions in an online green sortie where the groups publicly declared their endorsement of Cong. Teddy Baguilat, Sen. Risa Hontiveros, Atty. Chel Diokno, and Senator Leila de Lima. Jaybee Garganera, ATM National Coordinator, said the four senators are the first senatoriables ATM is endorsing, as they have been kn
January 31, 2022 | Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) ATM is largely dismayed that presidential candidates who engaged public interviews in the last few days, consider “responsible mining” as an acceptable framework or concept. We must disabuse them of this misinformation, or simply put, “fake news”. First, there is no such thing as “sustainable mining”, as mentioned by Tito Boy Abunda. That concept was first floated in 2012 during the Rio+20 Summit in Brazil, by the International Cou
Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) | January 25, 2022
Responsible Mining is FAKE NEWS. There is no legal definition of “responsible mining”, so there are no policies or parameters to measure. Then we can’t hold DENR or the mining companies accountable when they fail to comply with their claimed “responsible mining”. Accepting campaign funds from mining companies compromised the elected official. He or she will never be objective in assessing the performance of a corporation if it’s co
Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM)| December 28, 2021 (Photo used by Marylou Verano) ATM is deeply dismayed by the signing of the DAO on lifting the ban on open-pit mining. This is a cruel Christmas gift from DENR and a truly ironic act of cowardice and betrayal from DENR Sec. Cimatu and Pres. Duterte. At this time when climate change brings devastating typhoons such as Odette, lifting the ban on open pit mining is a short-sighted and misplaced development priority of the government. O
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
The Duterte administration is a traitor to people and the environment! Duterte green-washed himself during the campaign and in the early years of his administration. But his hands remained blood-stained with the killings of his vicious pseudo wars against drugs, poverty, and the pandemic. Evidently, he didn’t win in any of these. #wakaSONA #SONA2021 #MiningKills #CancelEO130 #ResponsibleMiningIsFakeNews #BanOpenPitMining #StopLargeScaleMining #BuhayBagoKita #PassAMMB #PassNLU