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Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur The illegal gold mining activities in the sleepy town of Bayog in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur have been going on for the past 15 years. Small scale miners have illegally claimed hundreds of hectares of lands in Balabag in the mountain village of Depore and since then have caused tremendous environment pollution. The illegal miners used cyanide and nitric acid and other hazardous chemicals including mercury to process gold. And despite these problems, Filipino authorities are hapless in putting a stop to illegal mining in Bayog where miners blasted their way through tunnels with improvised explosives. Many laborers and miners had died from landslides and collapsed tunnels, but the greed over the ...
Father Jerson speaks about the effects of mining on his community in the Parish of Babag in Mindanao’s Compostela Valley, Philippines. He describes two solutions to the problem of mining which threatens the lives of hundreds of families. One is about better education.
Mindanao Fights the Copper Miners (1998): The discovery of Asia's second largest copper deposit placed indigenous communities in fear of losing their lands and having their unique culture destroyed by global mining corporations. This film looks at their struggle, showing the lengths that some people will go to protect their heritage. For similar stories, see: The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1L_pxYZVwE How Lunar Mining Is Set To Change The World (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLJgefzFkgE Dangerous 'Rat-Hole' Mining Destroying India's Environment (2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEcA6jnaRek&t=6s Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/journeymanpictures For downloads and more inform...
Lost in the mountains of Mindanao, the rebellious province of the South Philippines, DIWALWAL is an illegal gold rush town ruled by the guns and also, according to the highly respected Blacksmith Institute, one the top twenty actual worst ecological disasters of the planet. On top of a mountain of gold surrounded by jungles roamed by tree active guerrillas, two Muslims and one communist, Franco Tito is fighting, corrupt politicians and unscrupulous multinationals, to protect the rights of the 40,000 small scale miners who are living in this infernal universe. What seems to be at first a local political conflict happen to be a social, economical and sanitary international emergency which's consequences are accumulating in the environment and oceans for eventually creeping back, throu...
MANILA - Government is paying "specific attention" to mining operations in Mindanao in its audit for compliance with safety standards, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said on Tuesday. Subscribe to the ABS-CBN News channel! - http://bit.ly/TheABSCBNNews Visit our website at http://news.abs-cbn.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS Twitter: https://twitter.com/abscbnnews
Glencore-Xstrata owns a controlling stake in the Tampakan mining project to build a huge copper and gold mine on Mindanao island, southern Philippines. The project threatens to displace thousands of people and destroy 10,000 hectares which are home to rainforest and the source of five rivers. Security forces have committed atrocities against local B'laan indigenous communities which oppose the project. Take action here: http://www.waronwant.org/savethemine
JOINT PRESS BRIEFING ON RESPONSIBLE MINING IN MINDANAO
-The Department of Environment Sec. Gina Lopez, who is known to be a stickler for mining violations said they are currently auditing 3 mining companies in Mindanao and that they already suspended one. Lopez also stressed that she will be pushing for her commitment to Mindanao and that is Mindanaoans should enjoy their resources. Visit us on : https://www.facebook.com/SmniNews/ Follow us on : https://twitter.com/smninewschannel Watch us on : https://www.youtube.com/c/SmniNews?sub_confirmation=1