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Philex Mining

Headquarters in Philippines

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Former UN Global Compact participant.  De-listed for not communicating on progress


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16 September 2015

Philippines: Mining companies linked to spate of killings in mine-affected communities; Chamber of Mines denies link

Author: Maricar B. Bizuela, Inquirer (Philippines)

“Miners accused of funding militias in Surigao Sur”, 15 Sept 2015...

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18 February 2013

Philex settles P1-B mine leak fine [Philippines]

Author: Cai Ordinario, Rappler

The country's biggest gold producer turned over a P1 billion check to the government…to settle in full one of the penalties it was slapped for its Padcal mine tailings pond leak…over violations against the Mining Act…[The Mines and Geosciences Bureau...

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23 January 2011

Zamboanga del Norte council eyes own ban on open pit mining [Philippines]

Author: Ryan Rosauro, Inquirer Mindanao [Philippines]

Mineral-rich Zamboanga del Norte is poised to...ban...open-pit and open-cut land surface mining within the province...The proposed ordinance was premised on worries the “drying up of rivers and creeks, and the thinning out of water resources…is...

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10 December 2009

Firms form group to push for responsible mining in Mindanao [Philippines]

Author: Business Mirror [Philippines]

Mining companies in Mindanao have…organized…into a group to push for responsible mining...Called the Coalition for Responsible Mining in Mindanao (Coremin2)…the group was formed following a three-day mining forum...coorganized by…TVI…[which] tackled...

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Company non-response
28 October 2009

Philex Mining did not respond to: Working Group on Mining comments on company responses to "Mining or Food?" report – Philex declined to comment further.

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Company response
1 April 2009

Response by Philex Mining: NGO report says mining causes "large-scale ruin, particularly undermining food production".

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1 March 2009

"Mining in the Philippines – Mining or Food?" report & company responses/non-responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In February 2009, Robert Goodland and Clive Wicks of the Working Group on Mining in the Philippines - Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility, issued a report, “Mining in the Philippines – Mining or Food?” The Business & Human Rights...

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1 March 2009

Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights - The impact of UK-based mining companies on the Philippines, particularly focusing on the right to food

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1 February 2009

Philippines: Mining or Food Report

Author: Robert Goodland & Clive Wicks for Working Group on Mining in the Philippines

[S]tark choices now face the Philippines: a few years of mining or thousands of years of sufficiency of irrigated rice and fisheries production? If mining is to make a positive contribution to national development, it will have to fit within the...

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1 February 2009

Philippines: Mining or Food?

Author: Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility

This latest report from the Working Group on Mining in the Philippines is the result of a field study of six mining sites by former World Bank senior environmental adviser Dr Robert Goodland and Clive Wicks of IUCN. The report shows that mining is...

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