The Anti-Mining Campaign (AMC) unit of PMPI convened last September 17 its task force which will help in carrying on the said campaign of the network.
The first task force meeting tackled the “new strategic direction” of the current campaign based on the Outcome-Impact Orientation (OIO) recalibrated AMC program and role of the task force members.
The convention of the said task force also signified the dissolution of the national campaign team for AMC.
Members of the task forces include the representatives of Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines – National Secretariat on Social Action (CBCP-NASSA), CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Indigenous People (CBCP-ECIP), Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), Philippine Association for Intercultural Development Inc. (PAFID), Community Organizers Multiversity (COM) and regional representatives for three geographical divisions: Igorota Foundation Inc. (for Luzon), Social Action Centers in Borongan and Carascal-Tandag (for Visayas and Mindanao, respectively).
Before the meeting started, a round table discussion on watershed stewardship in the Sierra Madre and the interface in lobbying for Alternative Mineral Management Bill (AMMB) and the Forest Resource Bill (FRB) was explored through the discussion of Ms. Bing Carranza of Save Sierra Madre Movement Network Alliance.