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Residents urge Zambales gov’t to stop provincial mining operations

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STOPPING MINING OPERATIONS. Residents of Santa Cruz town in Zambales stop hauling trucks from getting out of a mining site. File photo by Randy Datu/ Rappler

The appeal is submitted by Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz, Zambales (CCOS) and other Peoples’ Organizations in the area who are protesting the mining companies for allegedly causing harm to the environment and their livelihood

IBA, ZAMBALES (Oct. 4, 2017) — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Zambales heard the appeal of the residents of the Candelaria and Santa Cruz municipalities to finally cancel the permits of the 4 mining companies operating there. Continue reading Residents urge Zambales gov’t to stop provincial mining operations

Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials

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WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

CCOS chairman Dr. Ben Molino and his co-petitioners say the continued mining operations in Sta. Cruz, Zambales violate RA 7942, otherwise known as the Mining Act of 1995, and its implementing rules and regulations

SANTA CRUZ, Zambales (May 25, 2016) — Residents of Santa Cruz in Zambales and neighboring Infanta in Pangasinan, led by anti-mining advocate Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz (CCOS), filed before the Supreme Court on Friday, May 20, a Writ of Kalikasan case against 5 operating mining firms, officials of the provincial government of Zambales. Continue reading Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials