[Report] Mining Away Freedoms: Testimonies from Communities Fighting for their Rights in the Philippines
9 December 2022 10:27 am
Mining has always been a deeply contentious issue in the Philippines. For decades, the government has prioritised the country’s mineral wealth to boost economic growth, often at the cost of human rights and sustainable development.
The report, “Mining Away Freedoms: Testimonies from Communities Fighting for their Rights in the Philippines” provides a space for voices of the communities specifically in the Dinagat and Didipio province to be heard, while exploring the role of mining companies, local and national government, NGOs, CSOs and the communities themselves in respecting and protecting everyone’s right to a healthy and safe environment.
The report was written based on a fact-finding mission conducted by FORUM-ASIA and its members, LILAK and BALAOD Mindanaw on how mining projects affected the environmental and social rights of communities in Didipio and Dinagat.
Download the report in English here.
Download the executive summary of the report in Filipino here.