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Philippines: Mining or Food Report

Author: Robert Goodland & Clive Wicks for Working Group on Mining in the Philippines, Published on: 1 February 2009

[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 country’s sustainable development strategy... This Report aims to...[s]upport and inform people impacted by mining, and inform decision-makers... [and to ensure] that aid agencies, banks, investors, foreign chambers of commerce, and governments supporting mining companies from their home countries are fully aware of the problems that the expansion of mining is causing for the Filipino people... [Case studies principally refer to TVI Pacific, Philex Gold, Freeport McMoRan, Xstrata, Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI), Indophil, Intex Resources, Pelican Resources, Asiaticus Mining Corp (AMCOR). Also refers to Rio Tinto, Glencore, Hallmark Mining, Austral-Asia Link Mining, Crew Gold, Mindex, Aglubang Mining (part of Mindex), Sibuyan Nickel Properties Development, All-Acacia Resources, Altai Resources, Sunshine Gold (part of Pelican Resources)]

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Related companies: BHP Billiton Crew Gold (part of Severstal) Freeport-McMoRan Glencore Intex Resources Pelican Resources Philex Mining Rio Tinto Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI) TVI (Toronto Ventures Incorporated) Pacific Xstrata (part of Glencore)