Environmental activists under the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment condemned the recent killing of an Italian missionary active in opposing large-scale mining plunder, including by London-listed Xstrata, and advocating for indigenous people’s rights in Mindanao, Philippines.
Elsewhere in the Philippines there was a victory for community opposition to mining, as the Canadian company, Ivanhoe, 49% owned by London-listed Rio Tinto, has withdrawn its plans to explore copper-gold prospects in the province of Romblon. In taking this decision, Ivanhoe cited the “strong opposition of local politicians” to its copper-gold prospects.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/11258.