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State of Mining: Liberalization under the Aquino Administration and the People’s Movement. Kalikasan PNE Defend Patrimony! Alliance. Philippine Mining Industry. Mainly extractive Export-oriented Dominated by TNCs, local elite Dependent on foreign capital and technologies.

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State of mining liberalization under the aquino administration and the people s movement

State of Mining:Liberalization under the Aquino Administration and the People’s Movement

Kalikasan PNE

Defend Patrimony! Alliance


Philippine Mining Industry

Mainly extractive

Export-oriented

Dominated by TNCs, local elite

Dependent on foreign capital and technologies


Philippine mining industry
Philippine Mining Industry

Exploration

Mine Development

Extraction

Initial Processing

Refining & Smelting

Fabricating


Mining Act of 1995

  • Investment Guarantees

    • Repatriation of Capital

    • Freedom from Expropriation

    • Remittance from earnings and interest on foreign loans

    • Freedom from requisition of properties

    • Confidentiality of Information

  • Tax Holiday during recovery of pre-operating expenses for a maximum of 8 years from commercial production (FTAA)

  • Income Tax carry forward of losses

  • Water rights, timber rights, easement rights



National Policy Agenda on Revitalizing Mining in the Philippines (EO No. 270-2004)

  • 2003, 23 then 63 (2007) Priority Mining Projects under GMA

  • Overall value of production in 2006 reached P68.4 billion compared to P35.2 billion in 2002

  • 8 tailings dam failures since 2001

  • 4 tailings dam failures in Rapu-rapu, Albay.


Employment and taxes
Employment and Taxes Philippines (EO No. 270-2004)


Mining agreements
Mining Agreements Philippines (EO No. 270-2004)


Mining concession area
Mining Concession Area Philippines (EO No. 270-2004)


New trends in the mining industry 2009 2010
New Trends in the Mining Industry Philippines (EO No. 270-2004) (2009-2010)

  • Renewed mining offensive

    • Record breaking gold prices $1,300/oz (AO 09/28/10)

    • Rising industrial metal prices or economic security concern

    • New DENR Secretary and President Aquino?

  • Entry of big local businesses

    • MPC/Pangilinan

    • San Miguel/Cojuangco

    • Lucio Tan,

  • Use of greenwashing, corporate propaganda

  • Expansion of magnetite mining with small scale mining permit

  • Proliferation of coal mining contracts

    • Energy supply for local power plants

    • Export

  • Continuing Militarization and Human Rights Violations in mining-affected areas


Killings of environmental activists
Killings of Environmental Activists Philippines (EO No. 270-2004)


New administration same old mining policies
New Administration, Philippines (EO No. 270-2004) Same Old Mining Policies

  • Appointed Ramon Paje as DENR Secretary

    • Increased target mining output from 2009 to 30% for 2010 (Arroyo was 10-20% only)

    • Interfered in the South Cotabato open-pit mining ban to pursue a “win-win” solution for Xstrata and LGU

  • Did not act on Mt. Diwalwal mining privatization

  • Did not reverse midnight mining deals like FTAA in Palawan and MPSA in Camarines Sur (21 MPSA, 2FTAA, 13 EP)

  • Issued logging moratorium

  • Cancel 600 mining applications


People s struggle
People’s Struggle Philippines (EO No. 270-2004)

  • Increasing resistance at the grassroot level

    • Southern Tagalog (Romblon, Mindoro, Batangas, Palawan)

    • Eastern Visayas

    • Southern Mindanao Region

    • CARAGA Region

    • SoCSKSarGen Region

  • Local government units imposing mining moratorium

  • Continuing Legislative and Legal Actions

    • writ of Kalikasan

    • People’s Mining Bill

  • Broadening of alliances

  • International support


People s struggle1
People’s Struggle Philippines (EO No. 270-2004)


Our call
Our Call Philippines (EO No. 270-2004)

  • Mining moratorium on Large-scale Mining Projects and Operation

  • Repeal the Mining Act of 1995

  • Pass the People’s Mining Bill

    Defend our Patrimony, Protect our Rights!


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