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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

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks parts of Luzon

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Phivolcs says Zambales is the epicenter of the tremor, which struck late Thursday evening, May 25

MANILA, Philippines (May 26, 2017) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck parts of Luzon at 10:27 pm on Thursday, May 25, with its epicenter located in San Marcelino, Zambales. Continue reading Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocks parts of Luzon

Stronger monsoon rains trigger floods, landslides in Zambales

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FLOODS. The southwest monsoon brings heavy rains to Zambales on July 9, 2016. Photo by Randy V. Datu

Over 5,000 families are affected as heavy rains hit the northern province

ZAMBALES, Philippines (July 10, 2016) — Heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods in this province, affecting more than 5,000 families as of Saturday, July 9.  Continue reading Stronger monsoon rains trigger floods, landslides in Zambales

Mining firm files charges vs 10 Zambales residents

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BARRICADE. Residents of Santa Cruz town in Zambales have been blocking the hauling trucks of Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation in protest of the environmental damage its operations have reportedly caused in the villages. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler
Residents of Santa Cruz, Zambales, have blocked the hauling trucks of Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation since its mining operations reportedly caused floods in the villages

ZAMBALES, Philippines (Feb. 10, 2016) — Mining firm Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation (ZDMC) Incorporated on Wednesday, February 10, charged 10 residents of Santa Cruz town Continue reading Mining firm files charges vs 10 Zambales residents

Zambales town residents block mining firms’ trucks

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BLOCKING THE ROAD. Sta. Cruz residents barricade the highway to stop mining firms’ trucks from hauling nickel. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler
Concerned citizens of Sta Cruz town say mining operations caused the mud floods and logs that flowed down from the mountains after Typhoon Lando in October

ZAMBALES, Philippines (Jan. 21, 2016) — Residents of Sta Cruz town barricaded the highway Wednesday, January 20, to prevent dump trucks of a mining firm from hauling nickel to their port, according to an official of the Concerned Citizens of Sta Cruz (CCOS).

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