Magnetite Black Sand Mining Gonzaga Cagayan

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DESTRUCTIVE BLACK SAND MINING
IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF GONZAGA,
PROVINCE OF CAGAYAN

Submitted by:
ESPERLITA S. GARCIA
President, Gonzaga Alliance for Environmental Protection and Preservation (GAEPP)
and Concerned Citizen of the Municipality of Gonzaga , Cagayan Province
Auditor and Spokesperson, Federation of Anti-Mining Advocates of Cagayan (FAMAC)

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    Ang yaman ng Palawan ay yaman ng Pilipinas It is known as the Philippines’ Last Ecological Frontier. It has 40% of our country’s remaining mangrove areas, 30% of our coral reefs, at least 17 Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and 8 declared Protected Areas (PAs). It is unmatched anywhere in the country
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Magnetite Black Sand Mining Gonzaga Cagayan

  1. 1. DESTRUCTIVE BLACK SAND MINING IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF GONZAGA, , PROVINCE OF CAGAYANSubmitted by:ESPERLITA S. GARCIAPresident, Gonzaga Alliance for Environmental Protection and Preservation (GAEPP)and Concerned Citizen of the Municipality of Gonzaga , Cagayan ProvinceAuditor and Spokesperson, Federation of Anti-Mining Advocates of Cagayan (FAMAC)Email – perlinggarcia60@yahoo.comMobile No. (0927) 704-4739
  2. 2. Gonzaga is a 1st classmunicipality located atthe northeastern tip ofCagayan, bordered bythe Municipality of Sta.Ana to the northeast, theMunicipality f StM i i lit of Sta.Teresita to the west, theMunicipality of Lallo tot e south. t sthe sout It is about 45 5kms from Aparri thenearest commercialcenter and 125 kms fromthe provincial capital ofTuguegarao City and 607kms from Manila.
  3. 3. FACTS: THE MUNICIPALITY OF GONZAGA• Subdivided into 25 barangays• 11 barangays are located at the coastal areas.• 348 has. of coral reef.• Population of 35,424 population and 6,039 households• Land area of 66,743 hectares majority of which remains underdeveloped• Primarily an agriculture municipality, more than half of the work force employed primarily as either farmers or fishers• Approximately 5,500 has. of agri. Land and currently under production, the majority of which are dedicated to rice farming
  4. 4. Well Resource mining site started 2011 This way to Amunitan, Sta. Started Cruz, Baua, San Jose Jan. 2011 Started 2006Gonzaga Cagayan 12/22/2011 4
  5. 5. December 8, 2010 - T B C W H M CDecember 9, 2010 - T S B HUA XIA B B CNo public consultation conducted prior to the favorable endorsement byour Barangay Officials on the operation of Hua xia and Well ResourceMining Corporation in Barangays Batangan, Calayan, Baua, Amunitan,Sta.Cruz and San Jose
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  12. 12. December 13, 2010 - The Provincial Mining Regulatory Board issued a resolution endorsing the small scale permit (magnetite sand) application of Hua Xia Mining Corporation in Brgy. Calayan, Gonzaga, Cagayan December 21, 2010 - The provincial governor Alvaro Antonio issued a small scale permit to Hua Xia Mining Corporation to extract black sand at Barangay Calayan, Gonzaga, CagayanJanuary 2011 - Start of operation of Hua Xia Mining and Trading CorporationPHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT 6:00AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN ANDCALAYAN
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  18. 18. February 2011 - Esperlita Garcia emailed a letter to President Benigno C. AquinoIII at <op@president.gov.ph>, and to DENR Sec. Ramon Paje and DENR Sec.Jesse Robredo, previously letters were posted on the President’s FB pagerequesting for stoppage of the two black sand mining operations.March 12 and 19, 2011 - The local community members manifest their protestagainst the mining operation of Hua Xia and Lian Xing through a rally calling forthe stoppage of the mining operationApril 30,A il 30 2011 – A anti-mining rally was hi d An ti i i ll hindered b th presence of more or d by the fless 50 uniformed and armed PNP officials and personnel with Gonzaga mayorCarlito F.Pentecostes Jr. and his body guards causing some human rightsviolations to Ms. Rochell Garma, David Suetos and other companions . , pMrs. Esperlita Garcia was subjected to series of harassment by MayorPentecostes due to her anti-mining advocacy.
  19. 19. INSPECTION BY DENR AND REPORT IING VIOLATINS CT OA 5 201 I DENR SECU F O S MGB EMB R R 02 G E G B C G CApril 29, 2011 - Issuance of Memorandum to MGB and EMB Bureau Directorsby DENR Secretary Atty. Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr.
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  21. 21. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26 2011 AT 6:00 AM 7:00 AM 26,2011 AM-7:00AT BRGY. BATANGAN AND CALAYANEXTRACTING BLACK SAND WITHIN 200METERS FROM THE MEAN LOW TIDELEVEL ALONG THE BEACH AND WITHINTHE 100 METERS FROM PUBLIC ANDPRIVATE WORKS AND STRUCTURES ISPROHIBITED.PROHIBITEDPHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT 6:00 AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN AND CALAYAN
  22. 22. PHOTOS OF BLACK SAND MINING TAKEN ON MAY 2011 AT GONZAGA, CAGAYAN
  23. 23. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011AT 6:00 AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY.BATANGAN AND CALAYAN
  24. 24. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT 6:00AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN AND 12/22/2011 24CALAYAN
  25. 25. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT 6:00AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN AND 12/22/2011 25CALAYAN
  26. 26. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT 6:00AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN ANDCALAYAN
  27. 27. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT6:00 AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN AND CALAYAN
  28. 28. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT 6:00AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN AND 12/22/2011 28CALAYAN
  29. 29. On September 22, 2011, Roniel Byron Agno, 1 year and 11 months old, son ofRonilo and Lely Agno, fell into the deep open pit near their house in BarangayBatangan, Gonzaga, Cagayan. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT 6:00 AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN AND 12/22/2011 29 CALAYAN
  30. 30. July 27, 2011 - Issuance of a resolution by Gonzaga Alliance for EnvironmentalProtection and Preservation Office (GAEPP) (No.3, Series of 2011) to requestDENR Sec. Ramon Paje for the immediate, full and strict implementation ofdirections provided in DENR Usec Adobo’s Memorandum of 29 April 2011, withcopies furnished to: His Excellency President of the Philippines, The HonorableSenate President The Honorable Chairman of the Senate Committee on President,Environment, The Honorable Chairman of the House Committee on Environment,The Honorable Congressman of the First District of Cagayan, The Honorable DILGSecretary, The Honorable Provincial Governor and Vice Governor of Cagayan, TheDENR Region II Director, The Very Reverend Archbishop of Tuguegarao City, TheReverend Parish Priest of St Rock of Gonzaga, The Honorable Mayor and ViceMayor of Gonzaga, Cagayan, I-SAGIP, OUR VOICES.
  31. 31. The Huaxia Mining and TradingCorporation black sand mining site iswithin residential area, f ithi id ti l farmlands and l d dbeaches of Gonzaga, Cagayan.
  32. 32. The Huaxia Mining and Trading Corporation black sandmining site is within residential area, farmlands and g ,beaches of Gonzaga, Cagayan. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT 6:00 AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN AND 12/22/2011 32 CALAYAN
  33. 33. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT 6:00AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN AND 12/22/2011 33CALAYAN
  34. 34. PHOTO TAKEN ON OCTOBER 26,2011 AT 6:00AM-7:00 AM AT BRGY. BATANGAN AND 12/22/2011 34CALAYAN
  35. 35. September 6, 2011 - THE DENR-MGB REGION 2 RECORDS UNITRECEIVED THE HARD COPY OF GAEPP RESOLUTION NO 3 SERIES 2011 NO.EARNESTLY REQUESTING THE HONORABLE SECRETARY AND HON.USEC FOR FIELD OPERATIONS,DENR FOR THE IMMEDIATEIMPLEMENTATION OF THE DENR USEC FOR FIELD OPERATIONS DATEDAPRIL 2011 ADDRESS TO THE BUREAU DIRECTORS MGB AND EMB SS O C O S GREGION 2 TUGUEGARAO CITY.September 9, 2011 - 1st endorsement by the office of refering to theHonorable Ramon J. Paje DENR secretary for appropriate Action on therequest of assistance of Ms. Perlita Garcia regarding theNon-implementation of the memorandum from Atty. Ernesto Adobo Jr.September 27, 2011 - The MGB issued a recommendation to theProvincial Governor to suspend the operation of Well Resource Miningcompany due to its violations p y
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  38. 38. October 7, 2011 - A pastoral letter is issued by Archbishop Sergio L. Utleg,DD of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao not to allow or permit mining inCagayan.November 20, 2011- Provincial prayer rally was held in Tuguegarao. On theoccasion of Ch i t th Ki of C i f Christ the King f Creation. tiD 1 201 A 68 B G CR 50 P I S A C
  39. 39. PHOTO TAKEN ON NOVEMBER 20,2011 PRAYER RALLY ON THE OCCASION OF CHRIST THE KINGCELEBRATION IN TUGUEGARAO CAGAYAN 12/22/2011 40
  40. 40. Until today, mining is on-going and it is expanding and getting worse…in these situations, to whom shall we turn to whenour rights and government policies were violated?

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