Open-pit ban triggers downsizing at Tampakan project

Open-pit ban triggers downsizing at Tampakan project

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/18 Aug) -- The ban on open-pit mining imposed by South Cotabato province is among the reasons Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) is downsizing its operation t ...

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MGB still ‘blind’ over Glencore’s plan for Tampakan project

MGB still ‘blind’ over Glencore’s plan for Tampakan project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 August) – Three months after Glencore International plc acquired Xstrata plc, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has yet to hear from the new manage ...

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Online campaign for transparency at Tampakan project gains ground

Online campaign for transparency at Tampakan project gains ground

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/04 July)– The Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI) has launched an online petition seeking transparency on the money coming from foreign-backed S ...

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Losing mayoralty bet in mineral-rich Tampakan town files electoral protest

Losing mayoralty bet in mineral-rich Tampakan town files electoral protest

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/06 June)— A losing mayoralty bet in Tampakan, South Cotabato, which hosts Southeast Asia’s largest known undeveloped copper-gold reserve, has filed an el ...

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Glencore Xstrata, Indophil discuss Tampakan joint venture restructure

Glencore Xstrata, Indophil discuss Tampakan joint venture restructure

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 26 May) – Australian firm Indophil Resources NL is in talks with Glencore Xstrata plc for the possible restructuring of the joint venture at the Tampak ...

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Study for Tampakan project’s power plant underway

Study for Tampakan project’s power plant underway

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 11 March) – The detailed design and engineering studies for the proposed $806-million coal-fired power plant that would supply the needs of the co ...

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1 killed in renewed violence in Tampakan mine site

1 killed in renewed violence in Tampakan mine site

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 January) – Another member of a tribal clan opposing the Tampakan copper-gold project of Sagittarius Mines, Inc. was killed in an alleged encounter with th ...

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The Tampakan Project: battle over Southeast Asia’s largest copper-gold deposit (2)

The Tampakan Project: battle over Southeast Asia’s largest copper-gold deposit (2)

Last of two parts TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato (MindaNews/12 Nov) —Potentially the largest foreign direct investment in the Philippines, the $5.9 billion Tampakan mining project faces ...

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CHR wants autopsy on slain B’laan family

CHR wants autopsy on slain B’laan family

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 06 November) —The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) wants to exhume the bodies of the mother and her two sons who were killed in the mines developme ...

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Pingoy backtracks, calls off review of SMI study

Pingoy backtracks, calls off review of SMI study

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/1 Nov) -- South Cotabato  Gov. Arthur Pingoy on Wednesday said he is no longer pursuing a review of the environmental impact study (EIS) of  Sagitta ...

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: From Paquibato to Kiblawan

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: From Paquibato to Kiblawan

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 October) – Civilians should not become the objects of attacks. This is the crux of International Humanitarian Law or IHL, the law governing the condu ...

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Children who survived ‘massacre’ in mine site taken by pro-mining Lumads

Children who survived ‘massacre’ in mine site taken by pro-mining Lumads

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 October) -- The two children who survived an alleged massacre last week in a village in Kiblawan, Davao del Sur, including their grandmother and ...

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Groups vow to seek justice for slain B’laans

Groups vow to seek justice for slain B’laans

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 October) -- Several progressive groups here vowed to help seek justice for a B’laan mother and her two sons who were killed in an alleged massacre in Kibl ...

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Children who survived ‘massacre’ in mine site taken by pro-mining Lumads

Children who survived ‘massacre’ in mine site taken by pro-mining Lumads

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 October) -- The two children who survived an alleged massacre last week in a village in Kiblawan, Davao del Sur, including their grandmother and ...

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Deaths of 3 B’laans ‘intentional’, mining-related — kin, HR group

Deaths of 3 B’laans ‘intentional’, mining-related — kin, HR group

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews/22 October) – The deaths of a B’laan mother and her two sons last October 18 in an alleged encounter in a village of Kimlawis, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur were ...

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Independent review on Tampakan EIS to proceed

Independent review on Tampakan EIS to proceed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY(MindaNews/ 20 October) -- The provincial government of South Cotabato has started the preparatory works for the planned independent review by German experts of ...

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Soldiers in Tampakan operation facing probe; militants warn of whitewash

Soldiers in Tampakan operation facing probe; militants warn of whitewash

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 19 October)—The commander of the 27th Infantry Battalion (IB) and his men involved in the operation that killed a mother and her two sons in the mines devel ...

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Mother, 2 sons killed in Tampakan mine site clash

Mother, 2 sons killed in Tampakan mine site clash

KORONADAL CITY(MindaNews / 18 October) – A mother and her two children were killed early Thursday morning in the mines development site of foreign-backed Sagittarius Mines, Inc. f ...

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Fact-finding mission blocked from entering Sagittarius mine site

Fact-finding mission blocked from entering Sagittarius mine site

TAMPAKAN, South Cotabato — Members of a multi-sectoral fact-finding mission who trooped to the mines development site of foreign-backed Sagittarius Mines Inc. on Wednesday  to che ...

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Earth Day celeb marked with protest vs Tampakan project; protesters blocked

Earth Day celeb marked with protest vs Tampakan project; protesters blocked

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/22 April) -- Hundreds of protesters flocked to Tampakan, South Cotabato to mark Earth Day on Sunday morning only to be blocked before they could march in ...

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SouthCot Gov inks pact with Tampakan mine operator for tree planting project

SouthCot Gov inks pact with Tampakan mine operator for tree planting project

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/03 September) --  South Cotabato Gov. Arthur Pingoy Jr. has signed an agreement for a tree planting project with Sagittarius Mines, Inc., operator of the ...

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‘South Cotabato open-pit ban review not urgent’

‘South Cotabato open-pit ban review not urgent’

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/29 July) -- Plenary action on requests to amend the controversial environment code that bans open-pit mining may drag longer as members of the South Cota ...

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Tempest sinking in at Tampakan project’

Tempest sinking in at Tampakan project’

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – One of the worst fears expressed years back by the local Catholic Church over the massive Tampakan copper-gold project of foreign-backed Sagi ...

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SoCot considering review of controversial environment code

SoCot considering review of controversial environment code

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/3 Nov) -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of South Cotabato will be conducting a preliminary hearing to listen to opposing views on the province's controver ...

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