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Marinduque town seeks better deal in mining tragedy payment


The municipal government of Boac in Marinduque province has joined calls by antimining groups to renegotiate the compensation package being dangled by a mining company in connection with the 1996 Marcopper mine tailing spill, considered the worst mining disaster in the Philippines.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Firm offers Marinduque $20M for PH’s worst mining disaster


After nearly a decade of battling it out in a United States state court, the province of Marinduque has come close to signing a deal worth $20 million with the mining company that bought the firm being held responsible for unleashing toxic wastes into Marinduque’s Boac River in a case considered to be the country’s worst mining disaster.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘I had to live for my family’

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Adrian Cilmar is on his second life. “I had to survive for my wife and baby,” he said, his voice shaking during an interview at his house in Semirara village on this Visayan island.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »