Tampakan Mining Project Prelude To A Disaster

Philippines' Duterte Keeps Open Pit Mining Ban in Policy Clash

The Tampakan project in South Cotabato province on the island of Mindanao is the nation's biggest stalled mining venture. Operator Glencore to quit the project in 2015 but development was first halted after South Cotabato banned open-pit mining in 2010.

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Metal production in Philippines dropped 12% in first quarter

2016/08/10The Tampakan project, which straddles the provinces of South Cotabato, Saranggani, Sultan and Davao del Sur, has an estimated reserve of 18 million tons of gold and 15 million tons of copper. According to the MGB, gold had the highest production value of 10.68 billion or 48.34 percent of the country's overall metal output during the first three months of 2016.

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No major changes in Sagittarius Mines' Tampakan timetable

2013/08/14There will be no significant changes in the timetable of Sagittarius Mines. Inc. (SMI) on the Tampakan copper-gold project, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), which is reviewing the revised work plan for the mine, said Wednesday.

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Tampakan mine, Philippines

2014/02/04Also, Glencore have effectively 'moth-balled' the Tampakan project, including widespread redundancies, which is hardly a ringing endorsement of their enthusiasm. Therefore, none of this seems like particularly fresh news, but perhaps it is the most direct 'confirmation' of sale we've had (even if Glencore is maintaining a characteristically gnomic silence on the affair).

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Tampakan mines is world's most dangerous, expert says

2012/01/27THE Tampakan Copper Gold Project operated by the Sagittarius Mines Inc. in the triboundaries of South Cotabato, Davao del Sur and Sarangani is said to be one of the most dangerous mining projects in the world, according to an expert who made a study on the mining project few years ago.

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No major changes in Sagittarius Mines' Tampakan timetable

2013/08/14There will be no significant changes in the timetable of Sagittarius Mines. Inc. (SMI) on the Tampakan copper-gold project, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), which is reviewing the revised work plan for the mine, said Wednesday.

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Philippines' Duterte Keeps Open Pit Mining Ban in Policy Clash

The Tampakan project in South Cotabato province on the island of Mindanao is the nation's biggest stalled mining venture. Operator Glencore to quit the project in 2015 but development was first halted after South Cotabato banned open-pit mining in 2010.

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Finding a creative solution to destructive mining

2017/02/27Indophil owns 37.5 percent of the world-class Tampakan Copper-Gold Project in the southern Philippines, according to the ACR website. By the way, the $5.9 billion Tampakan project is one of the 75 mining contracts Lopez canceled earlier this month.

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Mr. Blogger

Located in the area of Mindanao, the project was seen to have done lots of contributions to Tampakan and the sorrounding areas. Still, with so many contributions the project may bring, the people may ask of what would be some salient points where it can also be a threat to the society especially to the area where it is operating.

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Metal production in Philippines dropped 12% in first quarter

2016/08/10The Tampakan project, which straddles the provinces of South Cotabato, Saranggani, Sultan and Davao del Sur, has an estimated reserve of 18 million tons of gold and 15 million tons of copper. According to the MGB, gold had the highest production value of 10.68 billion or 48.34 percent of the country's overall metal output during the first three months of 2016.

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Groups question motives of Aquino government in granting

2013/02/22By MARYA SALAMAT A threat to life and the environment; a green light to more human rights violations; a case of bullying by the national government on the local government, which banned open pit mining; and most likely, a case of high-stakes corruption. This is how progressive groups describe the granting of an ECC to SMI-Xstrata.

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Jaybee Garganera

[Press Release] Mining industry scorecard may be deceptive—Alyansa Tigil Mina Mining industry scorecard may be deceptive—Alyansa Tigil Mina "We are happy that some mining companies are willing to participate in an Environmental Performance Tracking Program, but we are skeptical of the future outputs and the scorecards," said Jaybee Garganera, national

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Metal production in Philippines dropped 12% in first quarter

2016/08/10The Tampakan project, which straddles the provinces of South Cotabato, Saranggani, Sultan and Davao del Sur, has an estimated reserve of 18 million tons of gold and 15 million tons of copper. According to the MGB, gold had the highest production value of 10.68 billion or 48.34 percent of the country's overall metal output during the first three months of 2016.

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Aquino's ECC for Xstrata

2013/02/23PRESS RELASE Ka Efren, NDFP-FarSouth Mindanao Region 22 February 2013 Malacanang's approval and issuance of the ECC for the Xstrata-SMI gold-copper project in Tampakan is a plot hatched in hell. Pnoy is inexcusably accountable for this barefaced and traitorous act. He has proven once more his subservience to his real bosses — the big

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Aquino's ECC for Xstrata

2013/02/23PRESS RELASE Ka Efren, NDFP-FarSouth Mindanao Region 22 February 2013 Malacanang's approval and issuance of the ECC for the Xstrata-SMI gold-copper project in Tampakan is a plot hatched in hell. Pnoy is inexcusably accountable for this barefaced and traitorous act. He has proven once more his subservience to his real bosses — the big

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Opposition to Tampakan mining project in South Cotabato

2020/11/14The Tampakan Project is estimated to yield "an average of 375,000 tonnes per annum of copper and 360,000 ounces per annum of gold in concentrate over the 17 year period of mining and ore production." The SMI said they take

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Mr. Blogger

Located in the area of Mindanao, the project was seen to have done lots of contributions to Tampakan and the sorrounding areas. Still, with so many contributions the project may bring, the people may ask of what would be some salient points where it can also be a threat to the society especially to the area where it is operating.

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Social Sciences Cluster, Roxas Avenue, Poblacion District

Look at the adverse effects that Tampakan Mining could cause with continued operations: Posing a threat not only to the environment but also to the indigenous people residing in the area. As one Social Sciences, let us break the culture of apathy and be #OneWithTheFlame as we open our eyes in the realities of Mining.

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NGO sounds alarm over revival of 'monster' open

2020/06/2227 January 2019, Manila, Philippines – A legal case is breathing new life into the controversial Tampakan Gold-Copper Project (TGCP), the largest open-pit mine in the Philippines and one of the largest open-pit mines in the world. TGCP was suspended following the issuance of the provincial government of South Cotabato

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No major changes in Sagittarius Mines' Tampakan timetable

2013/08/14There will be no significant changes in the timetable of Sagittarius Mines. Inc. (SMI) on the Tampakan copper-gold project, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), which is reviewing the revised work plan for the mine

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Twin victories: Southeast Asia's largest open

2020/12/17With an area equivalent to the size of 700 football fields, the Tampakan mining project spells disaster for the region's watershed systems, biodiversity, forest cover, and agricultural lands. The project seemed to have been shelved years ago when a foreign corporation divested from it, after relentless local campaigning by indigenous peoples, the

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Unity Statement re: Tampakan Mining Project

2020/11/055 November 2020 Protect Tampakan Defend Mindanao: SMI Tampakan, Leave MindaNOW We are one with the peoples of Mindanao and as the Filipino people, united in faith that calls for ecological justice and integrity. We vigorously oppose, vehemently denounce and verily object to this Tampakan Mining Project of the Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI), whose key

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Socio

2017/12/20New mining investment continues to lag, as mining companies wait out the finalization of new mining regulations, which have dragged on since 2011. 2. All metallic mining has been accounted for by large-scale mines since 2011, due to a change in tax collection practices that essentially eliminated small-scale gold mining operations from the formal sector.

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Jaybee Garganera

[Press Release] Mining industry scorecard may be deceptive—Alyansa Tigil Mina Mining industry scorecard may be deceptive—Alyansa Tigil Mina "We are happy that some mining companies are willing to participate in an Environmental Performance Tracking Program, but we are skeptical of the future outputs and the scorecards," said Jaybee Garganera, national

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PH, 2nd deadliest for environment defenders

2020/08/14Just last month, the Tampakan Mining in South Cotabato has been given environmental compliance certificate (ECC) despite opposition from the Lumad in the area. In October 2012, Juvy Capion, a staunch critic of the mining project, was killed together with his two sons Jordan, 13 and Mark, eight, by military forces.

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Mining still important for PH economic growth

2013/02/02The delayed Tampakan project was expected to account for at least 1% of gross domestic product (GDP) per year of operations. This has significantly hampered the growth of the mining sector. In the 3rd quarter of 2012, following the signing of EO 79, Philippine GDP grew 7.1%, among the fastest in the world, but the mining sector contracted by 2.2%.

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Business Continuity Planning Checklist

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No major changes in Sagittarius Mines' Tampakan timetable

2013/08/14"We are still evaluating the revised work program submitted to us In the timetable, it looks like there is no big change," MGB Director Leo Jasareno told reporters on Wednesday. SMI parent Glencore Xstrata will cut up to 920 jobs and slash spending at its $5.9 billion Tampakan copper-gold project in the Philippines, one of several future mines under review

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Tampakan mining will worsen climate risk in Mindanao

2013/02/20TAMPAKAN MINING WILL WORSEN CLIMATE RISK IN MINDANAO In a recent development that will worsen the vulnerability of the country, particularly Mindanao, climate justice and environmental groups strongly denounce the P-Noy Administration for recently awarding the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) of SMI/Xtrata and pursuing the construction of the mining project

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