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Aquino ignored ‘Boss’ by issuing ECC to South Cotabato mine—Bayan

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Outrage from varied groups continues to snowball over the government’s issuance of an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) to mining giant Xstrata’s Sagittarius Mines Inc.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Controversial mine firm may get ECC but …

Xstrata’s Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) might finally be able to secure an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) but it could still not operate as the mining company has to comply with other requirements, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said here last week.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tribal war feared over killings of Blaan members

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The sister of a tribal leader whose wife and two children were killed in a military operation last Thursday, said a “pangayaw” (tribal war) could erupt due to the killings.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gunfight kills 3 believed kin of tribal chief

A military operation against a tribal leader, who had taken up arms to fight the entry of mining in his community, led to the killing of three persons believed to be members of the tribal chief’s family.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Police, soldiers hunt B’laan natives blamed for attack on mining company


Army-backed policemen began a hunt Tuesday for a group of B’laan natives blamed for a series of attacks on Sagittarius Mines Inc. whose operations they claimed were encroaching on and damaging their ancestral domain.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »