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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


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

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


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

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


Philippine mining statistics

Philippine Mining Statistics


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

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


Mining agreements

Mining Agreements


Mining concession area

Mining Concession Area


New trends in the mining industry 2009 2010

New Trends in the Mining Industry (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


New administration same old mining policies

New Administration, 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

  • 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


Our call

Our Call

  • 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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