By EARL O. CONDEZA
Two barangay captains from Paquibato told councilors that the MGB tricked them to sign a memorandum of agreement to allow mining operations in their areas. They also said they were given 10,000 to 15,000 pesos each from mining firms.
Davao environmental advocates Juland Suazo (left) and Francis Morales (right) of Panalipdan listens to the city council deliberate on the proposal for a ‘no-mining zone’ in the city. (davaotoday.com photo by MEDEL V. HERNANI)
DAVAO CITY — Panalipdan-Southern Mindanao, a broad alliance of environmentalists and peoples’ organizations, criticized House Speaker Prospero Nograles for pushing…