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Philippine bishop voices alarm over ‘escalating’ mining activities on historic island
At present, the diocese said there are at least four mining companies operating in Homonhon
Indonesian farmers fight for their land in nickel mining boom
Facing the prospect of losing their land and livelihood, around a dozen Wawonii villagers take turns keeping watch from a hut
Philippine bishop calls for stronger resistance against ‘rape of nature’
“Destroying the environment is a sin. And so as believers, we are obliged to protect our only home,” Bishop Mesiona said
Philippine green groups call for cancellation of mining contracts
The protestors warned the government from catering to the "vested interests" of mining companies
‘Listen to the voice of the people,’ bishop appeals on behalf...
“It is only appropriate to respect their rights and listen to their grievances,” said the bishop
Countries meet to halt wide-ranging threats against oceans
Some 600 leaders of government, the business sector, green groups and academics will discuss expanding marine protected areas
Philippine anti-mining groups call for stop to seabed quarrying
Scientists warn that coastal and mangrove ecosystems would be affected if dredging and reclamation activities were to continue
Green activists welcome suspension of mining operations on Philippine island
“This is just one of the fruits of the barricade with the tireless and unselfish people who have been joining and supporting us"
Rights group scores violent police dispersal of anti-mining barricade on Philippine...
Residents of Sibuyan have been manning a barricade since January 26 to stop mining trucks containing nickel ore from entering a private port
Philippine Catholic bishop backs anti-mining protest, visits barricade
In a statement, the Catholic clergy of Sibuyan warned of “tragic consequences” if the nickel mining project pushed through on the island