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22 July 2015

Full paper: "Community voice in human rights impact assessments"

Author: Oxfam America

Human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) are intended to minimize human rights risks, lessen adverse impacts, and strengthen positive outcomes of business investments on affected populations. For an HRIA to fulfill this purpose, it must consider the...

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1 September 2013

Free Prior and Informed Consent in the Philippines - Regulations and Realities

Author: Cielo Magno & Dante B. Gatmaytan, Oxfam America

…[E]ven with strong legislation in place, indigenous peoples in the Philippines have faced considerable challenges in realizing their right to give or withhold FPIC. This policy note describes the key legal protections for FPIC in the Philippines as...

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11 July 2013

Canadian miner takes on rice-duck farming in Zamboanga del Sur [Philippines]

Author: GMA News (Philippines)

As part of a public-private partnership agreement, Canadian miner TVI Resource Development Inc. and the local government of Zamboanga del Sur [introduced] an integrated rice-duck farming system in Bayog town, using a Japanese designed system. TVI...

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20 August 2012

Philippine Army defends small-scale miners; denies mining firm claims of Balabag gun battle

Author: The Mindanao Examiner [Philippines]

The Philippine Army...rejected claims by an affiliate of a Canadian mining firm...that illegal miners attacked its security guards that resulted in a gun battle...[One] person...was killed and six others wounded after security guards of the TVI...

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22 February 2012

Journalists cry harassment in mining area; mining firm says story fabricated

Author: Minda News [Philippines]

A group of media...cried harassment by the Special Cafgu Active Auxiliary of TVI Resource Development...in...Zamboanga del Sur...but the mining firm...denounced in a statement what it called a “fabricated story and imagined scenarios”...The NUJP sent...

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2 July 2011

Canadian mining firm told to stop road construction

Author: Tito N. Fiel, Inquirer Mindanao [Philippines]

Citing the need to protect the environment, a regional trial court here on Friday ordered the Canadian mining company TVI Resources to halt its road construction project...in Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur...TVI had obtained permission from the Bayog town...

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18 May 2011

Canadian company TVI submits to Philippine tribal justice

Author: Mines and Communities, Gulang Gukom

After years of denying that Mount Canatuan is sacred, the Philippine subsidiary of the Canadian mining company, TVI Pacific, has finally admitted it is. Many people may view the admission, and the company's ritual act of apology, as long overdue -...

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22 March 2011

Philippines: mine protesters stabbed and shot

Author: Sean Martin and Frank Nally, Independent Catholic News

…[O]n 13 March after attending a prayer service at a picket line disrupting large-scale mining…Orlando Bulay was attacked for his efforts to stop drilling exploration for iron ore…[I]n Canatuan, another anti-mining protester was shot and killed a week...

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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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