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Koko urges SC to stop Ilocos, Pangasinan mining project 05/05/2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Koko urges SC to stop Ilocos, Pangasinan mining project

05/05/2012
A large-scale magnetite-ore mining project in Ilocos and Pangasinan which won a deal with the government shortly after President Aquino assumed office is being opposed before the Supreme Court (SC).

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday led a group in asking the SC to issue a writ of kalikasan and a temporary environmental protection order against the project which had been signed by former executive secretary Leandro Mendoza, acting on behalf of ex-President Gloria Arroyo, and Altamina Exploration and Resources Inc. (Altamina) a day before President Aquino assumed the presidency on June 30, 2010.

Pimentel’s co-petitioners in the petition are Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino; Santa, Ilocos Sur Mayor Jose Jesus Bueno; and other concerned citizens from Ilocos Sur who claim that residents living along or near the coastline may suffer from massive residential displacement, saltwater flooding, soil erosion and landslides..... MORE

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