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Mining protest turns violent; 6 hurt

A GROUP of residents blocks the path of a bulldozer to stop a clearing operation by a mining firm in Nueva Vizcaya. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Six people suffered injuries when villagers clashed with work crews and policemen as they tried to block a clearing operation to make way for a mining project in upland Runruno village in Quezon town.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Caravan pushes alternative minerals bill


BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—An antimining group has urged President Benigno Aquino III to give attention to the repeal of the Mining Act of 1995 the same way the government did with the Bangsamoro peace agreement. “While we welcome this positive development, we also seek the openness and resolve of [President Aquino] to engage mining-affected communities—specifically indigenous […]

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »