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Mining in the Cordillera

The Cordillera Region remains a major target of local and multinational mining companies for the extraction of its rich mineral resources, mainly gold and copper. Sixty-four Applications for Production Sharing Agreement (APSA) covering 78,198 hectares, and one Application for Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (AFTA) covering 77,549 hectares, Exploration Permit Applications (EXPAs) with 277,630.14 hectares, and 6 industrial permit (IP) applications with 32.51 hectares are being processed by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in the Cordillera region. Click here for full text of the CPA Mining Campaign Thrusts

Lepanto Mineworkers Strike 2005 Photo Archive

Igorots Picket Asia Pacific Mining Confab

A picket-rally led by indigenous people from mining-affected areas in the Cordillera region while the International Mining Investment Conference was going on in Makati City on February 3, 2004.

Lakay Simplicio of Itogon, Benguet with the other affected indigenous peoples on mining joined the picket to express their opposition on the ongoing Mining Conference and not to allow mining enter their communities because of its destructive effect to their livelihood and environment.

Rep. Satur Ocampo of BAYAN MUNA Partylist and other individuals expressed their support by joining the picket against destructive mining. This was done in front of the New World Hotel, the venue of the recently concluded International Mining Investment Conference, in Makati City.

Protest against Mining Act of 1995


Protest rally against Mining on March 3, 2005. Mining-affected communities in the Cordillera and other neighboring provinces of the Ilocos region and Cagayan Valley protested to demand for the disapproval of the mining applications in the Cordillera region and calling to scrap the Philippine Mining Act of 1995.

Cordillera Conference on Mining

Cordillera Mining Conference on March 2-4, 2005 at La Consolacion, Camp 7, Baguio City. Over 200 delegates coming from different provinces in the Cordillera, Ilocos region and in Cagayan Valley gathered together to discussed the alarming effect of the many mining applications in the Cordillera region.

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