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Fears are rising that a place once considered one of the most prosperous trade hubs on the Silk Road could disappear without oversight
“We pray that with this collective voice and action, the national government ... will heed the call of its people"
“We remain vigilant until the present threat to amend the lifting of the open-pit mining ban is completely done,” said Bishop Cerilo Casicas
The court ruled in favor of at least 30 plaintiffs against the Marcopper Mining Corporation for a mine spill in 1993
Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. vowed to create a technical working group to study the decision of the provincial board
"We will not take this sitting down. We will not take this silently," said Bishop Cerilo Casicas of the Diocese of Marbel
The Tampakan project on Mindanao island has been described as "one of the largest undeveloped copper-gold deposits in the world"
Sand dredging is a problem in other riparian communities along the Mekong, including Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam
Sources said among those who remain missing are scavengers, drivers, supervisors, and company staff
Local media and sources in the area said that 40 people were buried in the landslide, which struck around 10:30 p.m. on Monday
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