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Look Back: The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster

Mar 24, 2017 - 11:42 AM

UPDATED On March 24 1996 the Philippines saw one of the biggest mining disasters in Philippine history which led to a drastic change in the country s mining policy

DISASTER. Villagers look at mine waste that overflowed from the Boac River after a damaged tunnel of the Marcopper Mining Corp discharged tons of copper mine tailings polluting the Boac River. Photo by AFP

Duterte to mining industry: 'Filipinos will survive without you'

Aug 02, 2016 - 10:54 AM

You try to castigate Gina Lopez for being strict and yet you destroy the land destroy the soil President Duterte says as he shields the environment chief from critics in the mining industry

TO DUST. Trees in a critical watershed were cut to make way for a mining operation in Mindanao. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

CA defends use of Wikipedia in decision vs mining firm

Mar 06, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The court says it turned to online sources for missing information and background on concepts related to the case

Looking back: Biggest 1996 news events when PH first hosted APEC

Nov 12, 2015 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED It was 19 years ago – in 1996 – when the country hosted APEC for the first time What happened back then and what big events made it to the headlines?

1996. Attendees of the 1996 APEC Summit in Manila wear barong. Photo from AFP

#WhyMining Conversation: Marcopper still 'bigger' disaster than Philex

Nov 18, 2012 - 11:47 PM

One of the glaring differences of Philex and Marcopper discussed in the conversation is the attitude of the mining companies in taking reponsiblity immediately after the mining spill and the remediation efforts taken afterwards

#WhyMining Conversation: Which is worse, Philex or Marcopper incident?

Nov 15, 2012 - 9:30 PM

Join the WhyMining online discussion on Friday November 16 4pm to 6pm for a Twitter conversation to discuss how the mining incidents in Benguet mountain province and Marinduque island compare