As of 2009, despite the country's last decade positive economic growth, 26.5% of its population or 25 million Filipinos were still living under the poverty line. 75% of those were living in rural or mar- ginalized areas. They depend disproportionately on natural resources and are thus more vulnerable to environmental degradation. Mining industries and renewable energy generation represent a clear link between poverty and environment. Although nat- ural resources have been identified nationally as an important growth driver and the country is 5th most mineral-rich in the world, this sector has yet to con- tribute significantly to economic growth and human development.
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//PLEASE CLICK 'SHOW MORE'. REMEMBER: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER// Mine tour: Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) This is the final days of our South Palawan fieldwork! We went home with larger baggage (rock/sand samples), tan lines, pasalubong, and fun memories. But the important things we brought home from our fieldwork are new knowledge and experience! RTNMC is a nickel mine under Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) which started their operation in the late '70s. Surprisingly, the mine is still in operation. This is possible since RTNMC practice responsible mining. Responsible mining is a popular issue in the Philippines. Responsible mining is the careful planning and execution of mining operations, with care for the environment and the communities affected by these operations. RTNMC does this. We have seen and experienced the integration of the simple lifestyle of the indigeous people with the advancement of the community. RTNMC provides employment to the IPs, as well as good education with high-end technology. In terms of mine rehabilitation, RTNMC is really good. What makes it effective is that they practice gradational rehabilitation. As soon as the area is mined-out, they will immediately start rehabilitation. Unlike other mines which does it after all mining operations is finished. With the immediate rehabilitation, RTNMC scientists were able to do research for the effective rehabilitation of certain mined-out areas. This can be seen in two (2) man-made forests in the area. Varying plants and trees can be seen, as well as a fish pond where we went fishing for tilapia. the RTNMC made their own effective ecosystem in a mined-out area. Responsible mining IS possible. We just have to understand that not all mines are the same, not all mining companies are bad, and mining makes our lives better and easier. Mining isn't bad. IRRESPONSIBLE MINING IS BAD. WE ARE FOR RESPONSIBLE MINING! Thank you Stephen Doroteo for lending your GoPro! Music: New Day by Ikson @ikson Music provided by Free Music for Vlogs youtu.be/XUEcqrhPiD0
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Marcventures Mining and Development (MMDC), which is mining in the Surigao del Sur towns of Cantilan and Carrascal, was suspended on April 22, 2014 by Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) for mining illegally in an unapproved area. Not covered by ECC, its mining activities were also found to be unsystematic and poorly engineered, causing massive siltation and destruction of the environs around Mt. Hilong-Hilong, a protected forest and watershed reserved area. In this video taken on May 29, 2014, MMDC's mining activities are clearly going full-scale, in defiance to the suspension order that limited its activities to "remediation." MGB, to date, has not yet penalized by MMDC and even allowed the company to ship some P500 million of "incidental ore" while it is under suspension.
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And now for some news on the mining front. In the midst of all the controversies in this sector, the Philippine Economic Zone is throwing in its own take on the mining issue. PEZA Director General Charito Plaza wants mining firms to invest in minerals processing and export higher value-added products. This, according to Director Plaza, is better than outright export of raw materials. PEZA Director Charito Plaza said that she supports the action of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez. However, she also maintains that the mining firms were not given sufficient time to rectify their violations. Having said this, she issued an invitation to sectors to invest into the mineral processing economic zone to process and refine their raw minerals which are needed to manufacture steel. Steel is a necessary component for industrialization which is the country’s direction towards a better economy. PEZA Director Plaza said that the Philippines is rich with chromite, iron ore and nickel. Hence, the DENR should not stop mining but instead promote responsible mining because the country needs these raw materials if we are to industrialize. The PEZA Director was also quoted as saying that minerals processing is the best move because it creates more jobs and more taxes for the government. There are now two registered minerals processing zones registered at PEZA. These are the Japanese-owned Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation project in Surigao del Norte and Coral Bay Nickel Corporation’s processing plant in Palawan. PEZA itself has no minerals processing eco-zone, but Director Plaza said they are open to working with the DENR in this area. At least five mining firms interested to go into minerals processing have also initiated talks with PEZA. Since it is not within the jurisdiction of PEZA to grant licenses for mining operations, Director Plaza have directed them towards the DENR. These mining firms however can register minerals processing and manufacturing of products for the exports market with the PEZA in order to gain fiscal incentives.
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We are thankful for this wonderful opportunity. A company outing that surely we will never forget until the end of time. Thank you to our Big Bosses. Long live Riofil Corporation!!! Thank You.. H-Miyakawa, T-Inoue, FP-Glocenda, RC-Antolin, LA-Berioso, E-Cabuco and to all BRAINS and SKELETAL Forces who made the THPAL Project a happened .. Congratulation.
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Friday, March 27 4-6PM Chandu Claver (Philippines) was born in the small town of Tabuk in the mountainous Cordillera region of the Philippines, near a large copper mine at various times partially owned by Canadian interests. This is where he became a surgeon, got married, and wanted to raise his family. Patrick Ochieng (Kenya) is a Kenya-based Scholar-Activist who has studied land and agrarian studies from the University of Western Cape. Ochieng is the Founding Director of Ujamaa Center, a social justice non-governmental organization that has provided invaluable contributions in Kenya to building social movements concerned with steering the world to greater equity, social and environmental justice and broader peoples participation in public affairs. Caleb Behn (Dene FN) is the focal point of a new documentary called Fractured Land by filmmakers Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis, which explores the ever-deteriorating symbiosis between humanity and the land that we are privileged to inhabit. Angelica Choc (Kekchi Maya / Guatemala) is indigenous Mayan Q’eqchi’ from the community of La Uníon, in the Municipality of El Estor, Republic of Guatemala. Just over a year ago, her husband, Adolfo Ich Chamán, was killed by security forces employed at the Fenix mining project in Guatemala – a mining project owned by Canadian company HudBay Minerals. Rueben George (Tsleil Waututh FN) is Sun Dance Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and director of community development, is an Indigenous community organizer and spiritual leader. He is a Sun Dance Chief and the grandson of Chief Dan George, the Oscar nominated and universally respected First Nations spiritual leader. Rueben started his career by founding and creating Dukes Youth Healing Centre 19 years ago. Rueben learned very quickly that the foundation for his success in his work would be his culture and spirituality. Corporate Imperatives, Public Knowledge, Global Struggles The New Face of Resource Capitalism in Canada March 27-29, 2015 SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver, BC
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