No to Mining in Surigao del Sur

ADVOCACY. Young participants fly a kite patterned after the Philippine flag, adorned with a “no to mining” slogan near Carac-an River in Madrid town, Surigao del Sur on Saturday (April 28). Bishop Nereo Odchimar of the Diocese of Surigao del Sur led some 5,000 anti-mining residents from various towns, converging in Madrid for an anti-mining rally. A pro-mining rally in Carrascal town on the same day was led by Mayor Vicente Pimentel, former governor of Surigao del Sur. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas.