Paging DENR Sec. Gina Lopez: Declare Marcopper as abandoned mine site

Twenty (20) mining firms have been recommended for suspension following the completion of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) audit of mining operations in the country. Eleven (11) more will continue to be monitored according to the DENR. But nowhere in the news do we find anything about Marcopper Mining Corporation in Marinduque. Marcopper should now be declared an abandoned mine site and from being a source of mineral extraction should be turned into a tourist attraction. Twenty (20) years have passed since the infamous environmental disaster of 1996.…

Pagtagas ng tubig sa Makulapnit dam, nakita ng mga otoridad

BOAC, Marinduque – Nakita ng mga Army Cafgu habang nagpapatrolya sa Makulapnit area ang pagtagas ng tubig sa Makulapnit Dam Tunnel. Ayon sa Facebook post ni Luna Manrique, Boac planning officer “Our Army Cafgu’s during their environmental patrolling in their text message had observed the leakage of water inside the Makulapnit Dam Tunnel. After immediately informing Mayor Roberto Madla, I called up the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) to look into it as I had requested our Cafgu’s to send another team to take pictures. The PENRO on…

Mining industry crackdown continues in Philippines

A plan to pursue the multimillion-dollar suit against a global mining firm Barrick Gold Corp is headed for the Canadian courts, after a US court ruled that it was the wrong jurisdiction to hear the claim. The plan has gained the support of the Catholic Church and civil society groups in Marinduque province to recover the cost of damage left by the 1996 mine tailings spill, tagged as the worst mining tragedy in the Philippines, reported the Inquirer. The provincial board of Marinduque, in June, issued a resolution to refile…

Obispo, pinasalamatan ang DENR sa pakikinig sa Marinduque campaigners

Pinasalamatan ni Diocese of Boac, Marinduque Bishop Marcelino Antonio Maralit ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources sa pagtanggap nito sa Marinduque Campaigners upang pakinggan ang hinaing ng mamamayan ng lalawigan. Ayon sa Obispo, matagal nang suliranin ng mahihirap na mamamayan ng Pilipinas ang pagkasirang idinudulot ng mga minahan sa kalikasan. Dahil dito, ikinagalak ng Obispo ang pagtingin ng pamahalaan sa kalikasan at sa tao na may pagpapahalaga. “Ang mensahe ko sa kanya, salamat sa kanyang kahandaang laging makipag-usap sapagkat napakatagal nang issue itong pagmimina sa Pilipinas and for the…