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Senate Hearing - Manila Philippines

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Senate Hearing - Manila Philippines

Mining Effects on Food Security

Save Palawan Movement (SPM)

8th December 2011

  • YES TO LIFE
    AGRICULTURE & ECO TOURISM
    No to mining in Palawan AND other
    Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs)
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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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Senate Hearing - Manila Philippines

  1. 1. Berong, Quezon (Palawan)
  2. 2. Bataraza, Palawan
  3. 3. Heavy Metal Poisoning (Marinduque)Dead Mogpog River – Acid Mine Drainage
  4. 4. Healthy Rice Field which is in danger Barren Rice Field which is biologicallydue to the acid mine drainage to be dead for 16 years due to mine tailings ofbrought by Intex Resources Marcopper(Oriental Mindoro) (Marinduque)
  5. 5. Other side of the river used to be a rice field, but is now dead due to the toxicchemicals from operations of Victoria Gold Mines in Benguet. Farmers built asmall barrier to prevent contamination on the other side.
  6. 6. Used to be a healthy rice field with 7.33 M kg of rice worth US$ 2.27M per annum,but is now dead due to the toxic pollution of the rivers caused by mining.(Cervantes, Ilocos)
  7. 7. Mining on top of the Rice Field (Narra, Palawan) Pictures taken by: Save Palawan Movement
  8. 8. Mining on top of the Rice Field Pictures taken by: Save Palawan Movement
  9. 9. Farmlands with laterite soils Pictures taken by: Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI)
  10. 10. Normal color of water overflowing during Part of farmlands with laterite in Purok 2heavy rains Pictures taken by: Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI)
  11. 11. TRACES OF LATERITE NEAR FARMLANDS Pictures taken by: Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI)
  12. 12. Table A1. Poverty Incidence (Population), 1988-2009, (in %) Group 1988 1991 1994 1997 2000 2003 2006 2009Agriculture 56.33 54.61 51.15 47.10 48.28 46.10 47.84 47.92Mining 27.84 28.63 30.22 29.50 34.80 41.27 34.64 48.71Manufacturing 24.29 22.13 15.71 13.72 14.96 14.51 16.19 17.79Utilities 8.73 11.41 8.23 7.58 4.43 4.12 7.44 3.23Construction 37.21 34.70 29.40 22.27 25.83 21.49 25.19 24.52Trade 21.42 21.31 15.77 13.34 12.89 10.72 13.87 13.12Transportation & Communication 27.28 20.89 18.45 14.33 15.16 12.79 15.62 18.25Finance 10.21 9.27 4.85 3.60 7.37 4.83 4.13 2.54Services 17.42 15.09 12.35 9.76 9.56 9.06 12.41 11.94Unemployed 23.28 19.53 16.81 13.01 13.13 10.51 12.65 12.83
  13. 13. A. Mangrove D. Cropland G. Seagrass beds B. Forest E. Human Settlement C. Coral F. River/CreekThe mining area with open pit is letter H. B2 represents denuded forest.The darker tint of the coral reef at the left side represents dead corals. (Alan White, Author of Philippine Coral Reefs: A Natural History Guide)
  14. 14. A total of 1128tropical cyclonesentered the PAR and56 % of this tropicalcyclone reachedtyphoon intensity.Each year, thePhilippines is hit byan average of 20typhoons.Source: PAGASA

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