Bistado Daily News

2020-01-24

Investigation on the 12-Year Extension granted to Sagittarius Mines, Incorporated

The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. demands from DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu an immediate investigation on the 12-Year Extension granted to Sagittarius Mines, Incorporated (SMI) and the Tampakan Mining Group for its Tampakan Copper and Gold Project as executed by Leo Jasareno, former Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau.

According to the MGB Order, the 12-year extension was due to “Force Majeure” or “acts or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of contractor,” underscoring the following circumstances in the SMI case: rebellion, insurrection, civil disturbance, blockade, sabotage, any dispute with surface owners, and adverse action.

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MindaNews

2020-01-23

Tampakan Mining 12-Year Extension, a “sweet deal” made of deceit

Quezon City, Philippines – The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. demands from DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu an immediate investigation on the 12-Year Extension granted to Sagittarius Mines, Incorporated (SMI) and the Tampakan Mining Group for its Tampakan Copper and Gold Project as executed by Leo Jasareno, former Director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau..

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Manila Bulletin

2019-12-07

Tagbilaran prelate urges Bohol’s 3 solons to support passage of Rights of Nature bill

The Bishop of the Diocese of Tagbilaran on Saturday urged all the three district representatives of Bohol province to support the passage of Rights of Nature bill which was filed last November 25 at the House of Representatives by Quezon City Sixth District Rep. Jose Christopher “Kit” Belmonte.

Rev. Alberto S. Uy, D.D. sent an official letter to First District Rep. Edgar M. Chatto, Second District Rep. Erico Aristotle C. Aumentado, and Third District Rep. Kristine Alexie B. Tutor on November 29, asking them pledge their support for the passage of the Rights of Nature Bill.

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Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas

2019-11-29

Development network pushes for ‘Rights of Nature’ Bill

Quezon City, Philippines – A social development and advocacy network, Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) and NASSA/Caritas Philippines, the social arm of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, both pushing for ‘Rights of Nature bill’ intended to recognize nature to have its own legal rights just like humans, lobbied to the office of Quezon City 6th District Rep. Kit Belmonte, have been filed today at the House of Representatives.

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