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14 November 2017

Nickel Asia, Benguet and Lepanto Consolidated Mining respond regarding intimidation & threatening of environmental rights defender

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9 October 2017

Benguet non-response

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27 June 2016

Philippines: Supreme Court suspends operations of 5 mining firms in Zambales pending resolution of environmental & livelihood complaints brought by residents

Author: Rappler (Philippines)

"SC orders Zambales mining firms to stop operations", 21 Jun 2016...

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15 December 2015
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Author: Michael Reckordt, PowerShift, Koordinator des AK Rohstoffe

Laut International Nickel Study Group kommen 47 Prozent der weltweiten Nickelproduktion aus Asien[2]. Mit 410.800 Tonnen und 19,4 Prozent Anteil an der Weltproduktion sind die Philippinen, laut Angaben der BGR, der wichtigste Produzent von Nickel. Die Philippinen gelten als reich an mineralischen Rohstoffen. Doch der Abbau in dem Land trägt nur selten zum Wohlstand der örtlichen Bevölkerung bei.

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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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19 April 2006

Philippines Orders Cleanup of Mines Before Rains

Author: Dolly Aglay, Reuters

The Philippines said on Tuesday it had ordered owners of two mining areas in the country to clean up and improve their infrastructures before the start of the rainy season...Reyes said he had ordered the owners of Marcopper Mining Corp. to reduce the...

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12 March 2005

Indigenous people face eviction [Philippines]

Author: Jong dela Cruz, Sun Star Pangasinan [Philippines]

Possible mineral exploration in the mountainous Mapita Valley in Aguilar town might drive away indigenous peoples settled in the area since the 1960s...Entities like Benguet Mining Corporation (BMC) and [National] Transmission Corporation (Transco) are...

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31 January 2004

full report: "Dirty Metals: Mining Communities and the Environment"

Author: Earthworks and Oxfam America

...details the massive pollution, huge open pits, devastating community health effects, worker dangers and, in many cases, human rights abuses that have become hallmarks of gold and metals mining in countries such as Peru, Indonesia, Ghana and in parts...

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31 October 2002

[PDF] full report: "Tunnel Vision: Women, Mining and Communities"

Author: Oxfam Community Aid Abroad

[includes reference to Benguet Corp., Alcan, Norsk Hydro, Indal, Rio Tinto, Kennecott, Placer Dome, Misima Mining Ltd., PT Freeport Indonesia, PT KEM, Aurora Gold, Newmont, PT IMK]

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