World Rainforest Movement

Philippines: Rally for the revocation of Philippine Mining Act

A rally of indigenous groups demanding the revocation of the law marked the 18th year of the Philippine Mining Act .

The groups declared that after 18 years, the country has had more than enough reasons to call for the termination of the disastrous and killer mining law. “Corruption, violence, human rights violations, chilling disasters one after another –these are what Filipinos have suffered as a result of implementing the Mining Act of 1995,” Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares said.