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Oceana rejects human rights claims over Didipio

Author: Simon Hartley, Otago Daily Times [New Zealand], Published on: 21 January 2011

Oceana Gold has rejected allegations that it has fallen foul of the Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines at its development gold and copper mine in the northern part of the island group...Oceana chief executive Mick Wilkes issued a statement yesterday, prompted by media reports in the Philippines this week, saying Oceana "insists it has met, and is committed to continuing to meet, the human rights of the local community"...The Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, filed a story...claim[ing] Oceana had "illegally demolished about 200 houses in the community in 2008 and violated the indigenous people's property rights"...

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