Small scale miners oppose plans to bid out 729 hectares in Diwalwal

Jun. 29, 2010

Text and Photos by Jose Hernani

Davao Today

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SLEEPLESS. A night shot of Mt. Diwalwal, Mokayo Compostela Valley Province. Small scale miners resist the Philippine Mining Development Corporation's plans to bid the 729 hectares of the mineral reserves to big mining companies on July 30.

SLEEPLESS. A night shot of Mt. Diwalwal, Mokayo Compostela Valley Province. Small scale miners resist the Philippine Mining Development Corporation's plans to bid the 729 hectares of the mineral reserves to big mining companies on July 30.

Francis Morales, spokesperson of Panalipdan in Southern Mindanao, talks to 671 small scale miners during the first barangay assembly of small scale miners' group Nagkahiusang Katawhan sa Diwalwal on Mt. Diwata on June 22.

Francis Morales, spokesperson of Panalipdan in Southern Mindanao, talks to 671 small scale miners during the first barangay assembly of small scale miners' group Nagkahiusang Katawhan sa Diwalwal on Mt. Diwata on June 22.

Mt. Diwata barangay captain Franco Tito talks with leaders of the miners' group.

Mt. Diwata barangay captain Franco Tito talks with leaders of the miners' group.

    Groups vow to oppose the bidding of 729-hectare mineral reserves in Diwalwal.

Groups vow to oppose the bidding of 729-hectare mineral reserves in Diwalwal.

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    Who League of Municipalities of the Philippines, Millennium Development Goal – Fund (MDG-F) of NEDA, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) , and partners

    What Will have an LGU Summit 3i: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippines

    When March 15-16, 2011, (Tuesday and Wednesday) 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

    Where Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City

    Keynote Speaker

    Senator Loren B. Legarda – Chairperson, Senate Committee on Climate Change

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    Renaud Meyer – Country Director, UNDP
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