MARINDUQUE  MINING: ELUSIVE  JUSTICE, ELUSIVE  DEVELOPMENT©                                MYKE R. MAGALANG               ...
Marinduque has a total    land area of 95,925  has. of which 50,346          has. or 53% is              devoted to  agric...
“Blue Stone Project”started the exploration in  Marinduque in the early1930‟s until Placer Dev‟t.        Ltd. optioned the...
THE TAPIANCOPPER MINE    PROJECT  (1965-1990)
November 15, 1969 --   3,170.5 wet metric       tons of copper concentrates initiallyshipped via Japanese vessel Hooryu Ma...
In 1974 a „mineable‟ ore    body was discoveredbeneath the San Antonio           Tailings Pond. It          necessitated t...
The Tapian CopperProject and the discovery   of the San Antonio ore porphyry resulted in the    massive discharge ofmine t...
The fisher folks of    Calancan Bay were   displaced from their   source of livelihood,their very source of life    and su...
Aside from loss oflivelihood, the people are        suffering from and  continuously threatened            by heavy metal ...
THE SAN   ANTONIO    COPPER   PROJECT(1991- 1996)
On December 6, 1993, Maguilaguila Dam collapsed causing massive flooding in        the low-lying areas of       Mogpog. Tw...
Thirteen (13) years     after the Mogpog        River disaster, various reports pose alarm over the rise in signs of heavy...
In thousand, pesos except the figures per share
On March 23, 1996 there   was a massive seepage at   drainage tunnel 190 of the Tapian Pit which resulted toan “environmen...
30 years after hosting large-scale     mining operations, developmentremains elusive for Marinduqueños:   the province is ...
“They have exploited our   resources but left us poor      and desolate. Our plea         from the company to        resto...
The areas and      communities  impacted by the mining operationswere also the ones vulnerable during         disasters.
“As long asMarinduque’s mountains remain rich in desirable metals, Marinduqueños      will have to remain     eternally vi...
NEVER AGAIN!
We commit to continue our intensified struggle for economic freedom,social development and  environmental justice!
Mining is a  threat to thevery source of our children’s        future!
We will tell you more of our experiences and victories when     we crossed the             bridge. . .
WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT:                                                  Contact us at:Marinduque Council for Environment...
THANK YOU!
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
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MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

MYKE R. MAGALANG
Executive Secretary
Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns

LGU-Bishops’ Conference on Mining
April 29, 2009

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MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

  1. 1. MARINDUQUE MINING: ELUSIVE JUSTICE, ELUSIVE DEVELOPMENT© MYKE R. MAGALANG Executive SecretaryMarinduque Council for Environmental Concerns LGU-Bishops’ Conference on Mining April 29, 2009
  2. 2. Marinduque has a total land area of 95,925 has. of which 50,346 has. or 53% is devoted to agriculture. It is one of the smallest provinces in the country with a population of only 229,636 as of 2007 distributed in 218 barangays of its six towns.
  3. 3. “Blue Stone Project”started the exploration in Marinduque in the early1930‟s until Placer Dev‟t. Ltd. optioned the property in 1956. Exploration continued in 1957-1960 which overlapped in theTorrijos Watershed Area. Tapian Copper Mine Project started its full- blown operation after itsinauguration on October 6, 1969.
  4. 4. THE TAPIANCOPPER MINE PROJECT (1965-1990)
  5. 5. November 15, 1969 -- 3,170.5 wet metric tons of copper concentrates initiallyshipped via Japanese vessel Hooryu Maru. For its operation it constructed SanAntonio Tailings Pondas depository of mine wastes.
  6. 6. In 1974 a „mineable‟ ore body was discoveredbeneath the San Antonio Tailings Pond. It necessitated the company to stop discharging its tailings into the pond while continuously operatingthe still huge deposits of copper and gold in the Tapian Mine Project.
  7. 7. The Tapian CopperProject and the discovery of the San Antonio ore porphyry resulted in the massive discharge ofmine tailings directly into Calancan Bay which caused massive destruction of the once rich fishing ground.
  8. 8. The fisher folks of Calancan Bay were displaced from their source of livelihood,their very source of life and survival -- their economic base was significantly threatened.
  9. 9. Aside from loss oflivelihood, the people are suffering from and continuously threatened by heavy metal contamination.
  10. 10. THE SAN ANTONIO COPPER PROJECT(1991- 1996)
  11. 11. On December 6, 1993, Maguilaguila Dam collapsed causing massive flooding in the low-lying areas of Mogpog. Two children drowned during the flood. Farm animals died and agricultural areas as well as the business district were inundated with contaminated mine wastes.The river is biologically dead until now.
  12. 12. Thirteen (13) years after the Mogpog River disaster, various reports pose alarm over the rise in signs of heavy metalcontamination-related diseases in the communities along Mogpog River.
  13. 13. In thousand, pesos except the figures per share
  14. 14. On March 23, 1996 there was a massive seepage at drainage tunnel 190 of the Tapian Pit which resulted toan “environmental disaster”-- the biggest mining-related disaster in the history of mining in the country.
  15. 15. 30 years after hosting large-scale mining operations, developmentremains elusive for Marinduqueños: the province is one of the poorest provinces in the country with more than 70% poverty incidence!
  16. 16. “They have exploited our resources but left us poor and desolate. Our plea from the company to restore, restitute and rehabilitate the damage areas fell on deaf ears.”(Letter of Gov. Carmencita O. Reyes to DENR Secretary dated May 3, 2006.)
  17. 17. The areas and communities impacted by the mining operationswere also the ones vulnerable during disasters.
  18. 18. “As long asMarinduque’s mountains remain rich in desirable metals, Marinduqueños will have to remain eternally vigilant to protect the island from further mining” (+Rafael M. Lim, D.D., First Bishop of Boac)
  19. 19. NEVER AGAIN!
  20. 20. We commit to continue our intensified struggle for economic freedom,social development and environmental justice!
  21. 21. Mining is a threat to thevery source of our children’s future!
  22. 22. We will tell you more of our experiences and victories when we crossed the bridge. . .
  23. 23. WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT: Contact us at:Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns 2nd Floor, Sacred Heart Pastoral Center, Cathedral Compound, Boac, Marinduque. Tel Nos: (042) 332-2713 Email: myke_sacmarinduque@yahoo.com
  24. 24. THANK YOU!

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