News

News stories relating to Mining


  • midsalip2 3rd July 2012

    Midsalip – A History of Resistance to Mining Protecting Mother Nature.

    This article written by Columban Father Sean Martin and Columban Sister Ita Hannaway records the anti-mining protests in this part of the Zamboanga Peninsula on the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines since 1996 where Sean is based.

  • frankparigaodh 19th June 2012

    Remembering Environmental Martyrs

    Columbans Parig Digan, Frank Nally and Aodh O’Halpin joined the ‘Carnival of Dirt’ on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 15 June 2012. It was a protest against destructive mining and a commemoration of environmental martyrs.

  • eath-day-1 26th April 2012

    Celebrating Earth Day in the Southern Philippines

    Sean Martin, a Columban priest based in the Midsalip area of Mindanao in the Philippines, participated in an Earth Day rally and celebration there on 23 April. It involved around 500 people, many of them Catholics from the parishes of the area who have been active in trying to stop large-scale destructive mining in the region.
    The following letter was handed out at the rally and read out from the platform:

  • Mining Ban Celebrated 7th February 2012

    PHILIPPINES: Mindanao Declaration on Mining

    “Defending the Dignity of Life, Securing our Future” was the title of a workshop held in Mindanao, the Philippines, in January 2012 focusing on the impact of large-scale mining. It called for a mining moratorium in the light of negative impacts on local communities and the environment.

  • andres points out to me some of the trees that he has planted. 13th December 2011

    URGENT ACTION – Murder in the Philippines

    Irish Columban Sean Martin, who is based in Midsalip in the Southern Philippine island of Mindanao, urges Columban supporters in Britain to write the Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines asking that they conduct an investigation and bring to justice those responsible for the brutal murder of a local man, Andres Rote.