Aside from environmental degradation, large scale destructive mining has time and again been associated with grave human rights violations.
Because of its location in the Pacific Rim of Fire, the Philippines is considered one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world.
There are over 3 million homeless people in the Philippines, one of the highest in the world.
“…it is expected that land disputes will continue while the elite and the government continue to deny farmers and tillers their right to land.
It is high time to change this profit-oriented political and socio-economic system into one that is people-centered, pro-environment and sustainable.