• SAVE Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya from FCF Minerals

    The residents of Brgy. Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya are still under threat of EVICTION from their own homes. FCF Minerals, a foreign mining company, was granted by the national government the right to mine areas in Runruno through a Financial and Technical Assitance Agreement. The company's clearing operations caused massive destruction of the forest and displaced many families from their homes. SUPPORT THE RESIDENTS OF RUNRUNO. NO TO DESTRUCTIVE AND LARGE SCALE MINING! NO TO IMPERIALIST PLUNDER! SCRAP MINING ACT OF 1995! PASS THE PEOPLE'S MINING BILL! Video Courtesy of UP MINGGAN

    published: 24 May 2014
  • Camarines Norte Mining Turmoil 2!

    Ongoing human rights violations, illegal and destructive open pit mining operation in Napaod, Labo, Camarines Norte, Philippines, Grave threats to environment, life,health, and property of inhabitants in the province of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Quezon. ACCOUNTABLE: Incumbent Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo A. Tallado (Permit grantor), Mr. Nonie Besa (Temporary Small Scale Mining Permit Grantee) and Bohai Top International Mining Corporation (Mining Operator).

    published: 16 Aug 2013
  • Golden Gamble. Gold mining in the Philippines, a dirty business

    More films about the Philippines: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/philippines/ - The use of child labour in the Philippine’s Paracale, or ‘Goldtown’, is widespread - Extracting gold involves diving into mud-filled shafts and using toxic mercury - Poverty and lack of alternative jobs force people into this highly dangerous work - Many die young due to work accidents or breathing problems, others develop chronic illness The Philippines’ town of Paracale was dubbed “Goldtown” for its rich deposits of the precious metal. Despite government attempts to regulate mining, illegal pits are still commonplace. They lack even the most basic health and safety and workers are exposed to toxic mercury fumes. Dirty water causes skin diseases and they live with the constant threat of being buried alive. Workers...

    published: 05 May 2017
  • Responsible Mining in the Philippines: A Myth?

    Wednesday Roundtable @ Lido Mindanao Ave., Quezon City February 15, 2017 TOPIC: Is responsible mining a myth? Guests: 1. Nelia C. Halcon - EVP, Chamber of Mines 2. Atty. Deo G. Contreras - Mining Consultant 3. Mr. Dante Bravo - President, Global Ferronickle Holdings 4. Engr. Louie Sarmiento - President, PMSEA

    published: 15 Feb 2017
  • Illegal mining contaminates river in Nueva Vizcaya

    MANILA, Philippines -- Authorities are worried about the contamination of a river in Barangay Runruno, Nueva Vizcaya due to illegal mining.

    published: 21 Jun 2013
  • Didipio

    This short documentary reveals what happens when a foreign mining company enters an upland village in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. Oceana Gold, an Australian-New Zealand company started full commercial operations in Brgy. Didipio this year, under the first Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement granted under the Philippine Mining Act. This documentary shows the destructive effects of open pit mining on the environment, livelihoods, and culture of indigenous peoples. Filmed during a National Fact-Finding and Solidarity Mission by various groups last September 2013. Direction, Cinematography, and Editing | King Catoy Assistant Direction | Ilang-Ilang Quijano Musical scoring | RJ Mabilin Ilocano translation | Macky Macaspac

    published: 04 Nov 2013
  • POLICE PO1 VALDEZ of SOLANO NUEVA VIZCAYA /GUN TOTTING / FCF MINING GUN FOR HIRE

    THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENING IN RUNRUNO, NUEVA VIZCAYA.2012-2013.TOWN RIDDLED WITH CORRUPTION,FCF MINING COMPANY A SUBSIDIARY OF METAL EXPLORATION OF UNITED KINGDOM A LISTED COMPANY,WHICH FORCEFULLY EVICTED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FROM THEIR ANCESTRAL LAND AND ILEGALLY UNEARTH ANCESTRAL TOMBSTONE WITHOUT COMPASSION..BE CAUTIONED INVESTORS..DON'T BE DUBBED BY THIS COMPANY...FCF MINING COMPANY AND MTL EXPLORATION HAS A LOT OF VIOLATIONS. BE WISE ENOUGH INVESTORS..

    published: 13 Jun 2013
  • Philippines: Two Tons Of Platinum Discovered - 1995

    English/Nat Government officials in the Philippines have uncovered two tons of platinum worth around 26 (m)million US dollars. The hoard is believed to be part of a massive amount of treasure stolen by a Japanese general in World War Two. For decades, treasure hunters have searched for riches rumoured abandoned by retreating Japanese forces at the end of World War II. Now their quest seems to have been vindicated - with the discovery of the supposed Yamashita treasure. According to financial experts, the two-foot, bell-shaped lump of platinum - a metal more valuable than gold - would bring about 26 (m) million dollars on international markets. Tomoyuki Yamashita was the commander of Japanese forces in the Philippines towards the end of World War Two. He was rumoured to ha...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Mining dam crack threatens Marinduque residents

    A dam used as a storage facility for toxic mining materials of Marcopper Mining Corporation in Marinduque is in danger of spilling. This report tells us residents are now worried for their safety. - The World Tonight, ANC, February 23, 2017

    published: 23 Feb 2017
  • Open Pit Mining: Boon or Doom?

    Wednesday Roundtable @ Lido Mindanao Ave., Quezon City March 29, 2017 TOPIC: Open Pit Mining: Boon or Bane? Guests: 1. Engr. Gabriel Pamintuan, Jr, - University of the Philippines, DMMME 2. Engr. Esteban C. Martin - Chief, Mining Technology Division, MGB-DENR 3. Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla - Director, National Institute for Geological Sciences - UP

    published: 30 Mar 2017
  • DENR Calabarzon: Quarrying and open-pit mining have 'same effects'

    Noemi Paranada, regional director of DENR-EMB in Calabarzon, explains the effects of quarrying and open-pit mining. For more: http://s.rplr.co/YMk9t6Q Follow Rappler on Social Media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rapplerdotcom Twitter - https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom Instagram - http://instagram.com/rappler YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/rappler/?sub_confirmation=1 SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/rappler Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+Rappler/ Tumblr - http://rappler.tumblr.com/ http://www.rappler.com/

    published: 01 May 2017
  • I-Witness: The real effects of small-scale mining

    Hard labor, no benefits, contaminated rivers—for P2/kilo? Howie Severino discovers how coastal towns in Eastern Samar have turned into muddy wastelands, without bringing prosperity to the townspeople. (Aired November 26, 2012) I-Witness Mondays, 11:30 PM GMA 7

    published: 27 Nov 2012
  • quarrying operation on mamala river at barangay tumbaga I sariaya, quezon, going to barangay canda

    1. source of income of certain Kapitan Renato Bascoguin whose untouchable because of the rumor "malakas kay Governor". , pera pera lang ang labanan... gravity!!!!!! 2. nasirang hanging foot-bridge na nasabitan ng backhoe at the same site, walang dadaanan kapag bumaha

    published: 12 Jan 2012
  • YAMASHITA TREASURES DIG AND FOUND IN ROXAS ISABELA

    during the Japanese occupation,there is an old cemetery for the Kalinga tribe where japanese buried their accumulated treasures from other countries.. WATCH IT TO BELIEVED IT !!!!!

    published: 06 Mar 2013
  • Amazing southern Philippines Places -Tourism in Philippines look to mining crackdown with hope 2017

    " Tourism hubs in southern Philippines look to mining crackdown with hope" Eco-tourism programmes in the southern Philippines are encouraged by a government crackdown on erring mines and promises of investments. SHOWS: SURIGAO DEL SUR, PHILIPPINES (FEBRUARY 15, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF TOURISTS IN WATERFALL 2. WOMEN TAKING A SELFIE NEAR WATERFALL 3. WATERFALL 4. MORE OF WOMEN TAKING SELFIE 5. MORE OF WATERFALL 6. VARIOUS OF SIGN READING (Filipino): "TINUY-AN FALLS" 7. VARIOUS OF WATERFALL 8. TOURIST HUTS 9. TOURISTS EATING 10. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORESTER, EVERLEE VIOLA, SAYING: "The eco-destination that we have here can actually boost our economy. As you can see from Tinuy-an Falls alone, it boosted our economy, not only the village, but the whole city as well. 11. VA...

    published: 19 Feb 2017
  • Remembering the Marcopper mine disaster

    Victims recount their stories twenty years after the last major disaster involving Marcopper mines in Marinduque. Subscribe to the ABS-CBN News channel! - http://bit.ly/TheABSCBNNews Visit our website at http://news.abs-cbn.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS Twitter: https://twitter.com/abscbnnews

    published: 14 Apr 2016
SAVE Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya from FCF Minerals

SAVE Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya from FCF Minerals

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  • Updated: 24 May 2014
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The residents of Brgy. Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya are still under threat of EVICTION from their own homes. FCF Minerals, a foreign mining company, was granted by the national government the right to mine areas in Runruno through a Financial and Technical Assitance Agreement. The company's clearing operations caused massive destruction of the forest and displaced many families from their homes. SUPPORT THE RESIDENTS OF RUNRUNO. NO TO DESTRUCTIVE AND LARGE SCALE MINING! NO TO IMPERIALIST PLUNDER! SCRAP MINING ACT OF 1995! PASS THE PEOPLE'S MINING BILL! Video Courtesy of UP MINGGAN
https://wn.com/Save_Runruno,_Quezon,_Nueva_Vizcaya_From_Fcf_Minerals
Camarines Norte Mining Turmoil 2!

Camarines Norte Mining Turmoil 2!

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  • Updated: 16 Aug 2013
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Ongoing human rights violations, illegal and destructive open pit mining operation in Napaod, Labo, Camarines Norte, Philippines, Grave threats to environment, life,health, and property of inhabitants in the province of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Quezon. ACCOUNTABLE: Incumbent Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo A. Tallado (Permit grantor), Mr. Nonie Besa (Temporary Small Scale Mining Permit Grantee) and Bohai Top International Mining Corporation (Mining Operator).
https://wn.com/Camarines_Norte_Mining_Turmoil_2
Golden Gamble. Gold mining in the Philippines, a dirty business

Golden Gamble. Gold mining in the Philippines, a dirty business

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  • Updated: 05 May 2017
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More films about the Philippines: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/philippines/ - The use of child labour in the Philippine’s Paracale, or ‘Goldtown’, is widespread - Extracting gold involves diving into mud-filled shafts and using toxic mercury - Poverty and lack of alternative jobs force people into this highly dangerous work - Many die young due to work accidents or breathing problems, others develop chronic illness The Philippines’ town of Paracale was dubbed “Goldtown” for its rich deposits of the precious metal. Despite government attempts to regulate mining, illegal pits are still commonplace. They lack even the most basic health and safety and workers are exposed to toxic mercury fumes. Dirty water causes skin diseases and they live with the constant threat of being buried alive. Workers continue to take these risks day after day, because there is no other source of income. Many of the gold miners are children whose families can’t afford to send them to school. Some gold is panned on the surface, but a lot has to be extracted from underground. To do that, prospectors dive into narrow, mud-filled shafts, uses snorkelling masks and long tubes too breathe. If the mine collapses, they have no chance of escape. They have a saying here, ‘while you’re down the mine, you have one foot in the grave’. Several miners have already died that way, others from respiratory diseases caused by inhaling mercury fumes. The toxic metal is used in gold extraction with no safety precautions, so it poisons the air, the ground and the water, causing long-term harm to the whole community. Another danger to the inhabitants of Paracale comes from disused mines, abandoned and left open, waiting for unsuspecting victims to fall in. The business takes its toll on workers, their families and the community. They have been known to demonstrate, demanding safer working conditions, better pay and other job opportunities, but change is slow. Meanwhile, extreme poverty among people who produce one of the world’s most precious metals leaves them no option but to continue with this pitiless occupation. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Responsible Mining in the Philippines: A Myth?

Responsible Mining in the Philippines: A Myth?

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  • Updated: 15 Feb 2017
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Wednesday Roundtable @ Lido Mindanao Ave., Quezon City February 15, 2017 TOPIC: Is responsible mining a myth? Guests: 1. Nelia C. Halcon - EVP, Chamber of Mines 2. Atty. Deo G. Contreras - Mining Consultant 3. Mr. Dante Bravo - President, Global Ferronickle Holdings 4. Engr. Louie Sarmiento - President, PMSEA
https://wn.com/Responsible_Mining_In_The_Philippines_A_Myth
Illegal mining contaminates river in Nueva Vizcaya

Illegal mining contaminates river in Nueva Vizcaya

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  • Updated: 21 Jun 2013
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MANILA, Philippines -- Authorities are worried about the contamination of a river in Barangay Runruno, Nueva Vizcaya due to illegal mining.
https://wn.com/Illegal_Mining_Contaminates_River_In_Nueva_Vizcaya
Didipio

Didipio

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  • Updated: 04 Nov 2013
  • views: 31969
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This short documentary reveals what happens when a foreign mining company enters an upland village in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. Oceana Gold, an Australian-New Zealand company started full commercial operations in Brgy. Didipio this year, under the first Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement granted under the Philippine Mining Act. This documentary shows the destructive effects of open pit mining on the environment, livelihoods, and culture of indigenous peoples. Filmed during a National Fact-Finding and Solidarity Mission by various groups last September 2013. Direction, Cinematography, and Editing | King Catoy Assistant Direction | Ilang-Ilang Quijano Musical scoring | RJ Mabilin Ilocano translation | Macky Macaspac
https://wn.com/Didipio
POLICE PO1 VALDEZ of SOLANO NUEVA VIZCAYA /GUN TOTTING / FCF MINING GUN FOR HIRE

POLICE PO1 VALDEZ of SOLANO NUEVA VIZCAYA /GUN TOTTING / FCF MINING GUN FOR HIRE

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  • Updated: 13 Jun 2013
  • views: 89962
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THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENING IN RUNRUNO, NUEVA VIZCAYA.2012-2013.TOWN RIDDLED WITH CORRUPTION,FCF MINING COMPANY A SUBSIDIARY OF METAL EXPLORATION OF UNITED KINGDOM A LISTED COMPANY,WHICH FORCEFULLY EVICTED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FROM THEIR ANCESTRAL LAND AND ILEGALLY UNEARTH ANCESTRAL TOMBSTONE WITHOUT COMPASSION..BE CAUTIONED INVESTORS..DON'T BE DUBBED BY THIS COMPANY...FCF MINING COMPANY AND MTL EXPLORATION HAS A LOT OF VIOLATIONS. BE WISE ENOUGH INVESTORS..
https://wn.com/Police_Po1_Valdez_Of_Solano_Nueva_Vizcaya_Gun_Totting_Fcf_Mining_Gun_For_Hire
Philippines: Two Tons Of Platinum Discovered - 1995

Philippines: Two Tons Of Platinum Discovered - 1995

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
  • views: 664471
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English/Nat Government officials in the Philippines have uncovered two tons of platinum worth around 26 (m)million US dollars. The hoard is believed to be part of a massive amount of treasure stolen by a Japanese general in World War Two. For decades, treasure hunters have searched for riches rumoured abandoned by retreating Japanese forces at the end of World War II. Now their quest seems to have been vindicated - with the discovery of the supposed Yamashita treasure. According to financial experts, the two-foot, bell-shaped lump of platinum - a metal more valuable than gold - would bring about 26 (m) million dollars on international markets. Tomoyuki Yamashita was the commander of Japanese forces in the Philippines towards the end of World War Two. He was rumoured to have gathered a huge amount of treasure which was buried in 170 locations in the Philippines. Known as the "Tiger of Malaya", he was executed for war crimes in 1946 and treasure seekers have been looking ever since. Government agents seized the platinum Sunday from a villager in Lallo, 250 miles north-east of Manila. Apparently a Japanese treasure hunter found the platinum in 1993 in the sea off Cagayan province, and gave it to the villager for safekeeping. But on his return the villager refused to give it back - so the treasure hunter reported the find to the authorities who have now claimed the precious metal. There is no certainty the treasure is part of the Yamashita hoard but the agent in charge of the operation believes the rumours to be true. SOUNDBITE: Allegedly, the informant in the case was the a son of a Japanese general, during World War Two, and before his father died, he was informed that there were hidden treasures of this kind in the place and he was provided with the necessary map in locating the treasure. SUPER CAPTION: Vincento de Guzman, National Bureau of Investigation By law, such treasures are considered government property. But according to officials, the unfortunate finder will be given a substantial share of the proceeds from its sale. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/566e45b6ec0d9504f585296d6ccba09f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Mining dam crack threatens Marinduque residents

Mining dam crack threatens Marinduque residents

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  • Updated: 23 Feb 2017
  • views: 628
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A dam used as a storage facility for toxic mining materials of Marcopper Mining Corporation in Marinduque is in danger of spilling. This report tells us residents are now worried for their safety. - The World Tonight, ANC, February 23, 2017
https://wn.com/Mining_Dam_Crack_Threatens_Marinduque_Residents
Open Pit Mining: Boon or Doom?

Open Pit Mining: Boon or Doom?

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  • Updated: 30 Mar 2017
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Wednesday Roundtable @ Lido Mindanao Ave., Quezon City March 29, 2017 TOPIC: Open Pit Mining: Boon or Bane? Guests: 1. Engr. Gabriel Pamintuan, Jr, - University of the Philippines, DMMME 2. Engr. Esteban C. Martin - Chief, Mining Technology Division, MGB-DENR 3. Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla - Director, National Institute for Geological Sciences - UP
https://wn.com/Open_Pit_Mining_Boon_Or_Doom
DENR Calabarzon: Quarrying and open-pit mining have 'same effects'

DENR Calabarzon: Quarrying and open-pit mining have 'same effects'

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  • Duration: 2:16
  • Updated: 01 May 2017
  • views: 249
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Noemi Paranada, regional director of DENR-EMB in Calabarzon, explains the effects of quarrying and open-pit mining. For more: http://s.rplr.co/YMk9t6Q Follow Rappler on Social Media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rapplerdotcom Twitter - https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom Instagram - http://instagram.com/rappler YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/rappler/?sub_confirmation=1 SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/rappler Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+Rappler/ Tumblr - http://rappler.tumblr.com/ http://www.rappler.com/
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I-Witness: The real effects of small-scale mining

I-Witness: The real effects of small-scale mining

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  • Duration: 4:13
  • Updated: 27 Nov 2012
  • views: 15722
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Hard labor, no benefits, contaminated rivers—for P2/kilo? Howie Severino discovers how coastal towns in Eastern Samar have turned into muddy wastelands, without bringing prosperity to the townspeople. (Aired November 26, 2012) I-Witness Mondays, 11:30 PM GMA 7
https://wn.com/I_Witness_The_Real_Effects_Of_Small_Scale_Mining
quarrying operation on mamala river at barangay tumbaga I sariaya, quezon, going to barangay canda

quarrying operation on mamala river at barangay tumbaga I sariaya, quezon, going to barangay canda

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  • Duration: 2:53
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2012
  • views: 1962
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1. source of income of certain Kapitan Renato Bascoguin whose untouchable because of the rumor "malakas kay Governor". , pera pera lang ang labanan... gravity!!!!!! 2. nasirang hanging foot-bridge na nasabitan ng backhoe at the same site, walang dadaanan kapag bumaha
https://wn.com/Quarrying_Operation_On_Mamala_River_At_Barangay_Tumbaga_I_Sariaya,_Quezon,_Going_To_Barangay_Canda
YAMASHITA TREASURES DIG AND FOUND IN ROXAS ISABELA

YAMASHITA TREASURES DIG AND FOUND IN ROXAS ISABELA

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  • Updated: 06 Mar 2013
  • views: 490644
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during the Japanese occupation,there is an old cemetery for the Kalinga tribe where japanese buried their accumulated treasures from other countries.. WATCH IT TO BELIEVED IT !!!!!
https://wn.com/Yamashita_Treasures_Dig_And_Found_In_Roxas_Isabela
Amazing southern Philippines Places -Tourism in Philippines look to mining crackdown with hope 2017

Amazing southern Philippines Places -Tourism in Philippines look to mining crackdown with hope 2017

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  • Updated: 19 Feb 2017
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" Tourism hubs in southern Philippines look to mining crackdown with hope" Eco-tourism programmes in the southern Philippines are encouraged by a government crackdown on erring mines and promises of investments. SHOWS: SURIGAO DEL SUR, PHILIPPINES (FEBRUARY 15, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF TOURISTS IN WATERFALL 2. WOMEN TAKING A SELFIE NEAR WATERFALL 3. WATERFALL 4. MORE OF WOMEN TAKING SELFIE 5. MORE OF WATERFALL 6. VARIOUS OF SIGN READING (Filipino): "TINUY-AN FALLS" 7. VARIOUS OF WATERFALL 8. TOURIST HUTS 9. TOURISTS EATING 10. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORESTER, EVERLEE VIOLA, SAYING: "The eco-destination that we have here can actually boost our economy. As you can see from Tinuy-an Falls alone, it boosted our economy, not only the village, but the whole city as well. 11. VARIOUS OF MAN ON BOAT IN LAGOON 12. TOURISTS/UNDERWATER TRENCH/TREES 13. VARIOUS OF TOURIST HUTS AT "ENCHANTED RIVER" 14. (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) FORESTER, RUDY FRANCISCO, SAYING: "We really can't mine this place because many things will be affected, especially our marine life and the nearby villages. So we really need to preserve the environment so the next generation will have a bright future" AGUSAN DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES (FEBRUARY 16, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 15. VARIOUS OF MINERS STANDING 16. MINERS CHEERING 17. MINERS PULLING TARPAULIN 18. BOOTS ON MUD 19. MINERS PULLING TARPAULIN 20. NICKEL ORE STOCKPILE 21. SETTLING POND 22. VARIOUS OF MINING SITE 23. VARIOUS OF TREES PLANTED INSIDE MINING SITE 24. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SR MINING INCORPORATED TENEMENTS MANAGER, JUN BELEN, SAYING: "We believe that each and every mine has a different characteristic from another mine. Our host communities are different, our indigenous people are different, our environment is different from each and other mine. And we believe that a dialogue, a specific dialogue for a specific mine will give madam Gina (Lopez) a better understanding of how we live according to our environment" 25. SIGN READING (English): "WELCOME TO SAYI, TUBAY. PROUDLY ACCREDITED" 26. VARIOUS OF TREES STORY: Pristine waterfalls and crystal clear lagoons may soon be the new economic drivers in the southern Philippines as the government continues its crackdown on erring mines. Attracting hundreds of Filipino and foreign visitors a day, tourist spots Tinuy-an Waterfalls and Enchanted River in the southern province of Surigao Del Sur are among the eco-tourism destinations marked for development by the environment ministry to provide alternative livelihoods for mining communities. Environment and Natural Resources Minister Regina Lopez has promised billions of pesos of aid for those affected by the government's crackdown after she ordered 23 out of the country's 41 mines to shutdown and cancelled at least 75 contracts to build new ones. The move has been met with vocal criticism from miners and affected communities who raise fears about massive unemployment and economic impact. But at the Tinuy-an Waterfalls, project head Everlee Viola told Reuters eco-tourism can compensate for the loss of mines when they are developed, claiming that their current scale of operations has been enough to sustain the livelihoods of three villages in their community. Around 100,000 people visit the waterfalls annually and that number is projected to double this year. The popularity of the waterfalls has prompted businessmen to set up shops nearby, further bolstering their economy. Tourism earned the area about 225,000 USD in income. Both Tinuy-an Waterfalls and another attraction, Enchanted River, gain revenue through entrance fees, boat rides and cottage rentals. At the Enchanted River, tourism brought in about 326,000 USD last year. Forester Rudy Francisco said the eco-tourism site has given jobs to at least 210 boatmen and staff from three nearby villages since opening in 2011 and welcomes the promised help from the environment ministry, adding that the lagoon must be protected from degrading activities like mining. "We really can't mine this place because many things will be affected, especially our marine life and the nearby villages. So we really need to preserve the environment so the next generation will have a bright future," he said. Tourism contributes almost a tenth of the Philippines' gross domestic product, according to a government report. Lopez said she plans to boost the industry by building roads and various infrastructure to eco-tourism destinations. Dozens of kilometers away, nickel mine SR Metals Incorporated (SRMI) continues its operations, unhampered by Lopez' shutdown orders. SRMI Tenement Officer Jun Belen said the mine complied with all of the government's environmental regulations, including the mandatory rehabilitation of the areas they mined. Boasting multiple awards and accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization, SRMI has been extracting nickel ore in Agusan Del Norte province since 2006 with the help of at least 1,800 miners.
https://wn.com/Amazing_Southern_Philippines_Places_Tourism_In_Philippines_Look_To_Mining_Crackdown_With_Hope_2017
Remembering the Marcopper mine disaster

Remembering the Marcopper mine disaster

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  • Updated: 14 Apr 2016
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Victims recount their stories twenty years after the last major disaster involving Marcopper mines in Marinduque. Subscribe to the ABS-CBN News channel! - http://bit.ly/TheABSCBNNews Visit our website at http://news.abs-cbn.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS Twitter: https://twitter.com/abscbnnews
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