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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

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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

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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
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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.
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
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
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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