Protest against human rights abuses linked with mining in the Philippines
Human rights abuses against anti-mining advocates are picking up in the Philippines. Once more there have been killings of opponents of Glencore Xstrata’s Tampakan mine in Mindanao. Tribal B’laan chieftain Anting Freay, and his son Victor, were shot, allegedly by members of a special task force created to secure the areas covering the mining project. This, despite constant requests from the affected B’laan to demilitarise the area, and the recent news the project will be delayed .