Small-Scale Miners’ Protest

Small-scale miners, who oppose the entry of big mining firms in gold-rich Pantukan, stage a picket infront of the municipal hall in Pantukan, Compostela Valley Province in support of Mayor Celso Sarenas’ veto of the mining application of the Nationwide Development Corporation (Nadecor) on Thursday, August 8, 2012. The Sangguniang Bayan recently endorsed the mining application of Nadecor but Mayor Sarenas vetoed their resolution. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More