Friday, 25 February 2011

DENR to consider opposition to mining

Visayan Daily Star 08/19/08
JORDAN, Guimaras – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources yesterday said it will consider the opposition of officials and residents of Guimaras in evaluating applications for mining exploration on the island.
DENR Regional Executive Director, Lormelyn Claudio, said the strong stance of Guimaras officials will be a factor in the approval or disapproval of at least four applications for mining activities on the 60,000-hectare island.
“If the local government is against it, we have to consider that,” Claudio said in a press conference here at the launching of the Guimaras Integrated Coastal Management Program. (Click here for the rest.)


August 13, 2008
P17M in projects up for Guimaras towns
Visayan Daily Star, 8/13/2008

The Department of Agriculture is implementing P17.8-million worth of livelihood projects for 3,800 residents of Guimaras affected by the oil spill two years ago.
Guimaras Provincial Agriculturist Ronnie Morante said three projects were identified, among them vegetable production, which has 2,400 beneficiaries.
Projects on swine fattening and goat production have 700 recipients, respectively. (Click here for the rest.)

Guimaras launches drive against mining activities

August 13, 2008
JORDAN, Guimaras – Stickers and streamers emblazoned with “Spare Guimaras” have appeared in this province marking the start of a campaign against mining activities in the island.
Guimaras Gov. Felipe Nava said they will launch the campaign against approved and pending applications for mining in the province because of its environmental and health effects.
The applications cover from 70 to 80 percent of the 60,000-hectare island with applications covering from 2,000 to 30,000 hectares, according to the governor.
“This will destroy the island,” Nava said here yesterday at the sidelines of the briefing on rehabilitation efforts on areas affected by the August 2006 oil spill.
Guimaras is known for its pristine beaches, export quality mangoes and richness in natural resources. (Click here for the rest.)