A conference on mining in Davao in the Philippines, organised by the Ateneo School of Government,¬†concluded with the “Mindanao Declaration: Defending the Dignity of Life, Securing our Future”. The national Chamber of Mines was critical of the conference, and speakers at the conference, including Mines and Communities’ editor Catherine Coumans. The conference focused particularly on Xstrata‘s near-by Tampakan project.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11456&l=1.