|Area of Study
|Canada must act now to stop Duterte’s war against the Filipino people
Canada must also legislate mandatory measures to hold Canadian businesses accountable. This includes ensuring that Canadian resource extraction companies are not contributing to the war on vulnerable people.
|Canadian mining firm starts commercial operation in Zamboanga del Sur
TVI Resource Development Philippines Inc. (TVIRD), the local affiliate of listed Canadian mining firm TVI Pacific Inc. (TVI), has commenced commercial operations of its gold-silver mine in Sitio Balabag, Zamboanga del Sur.
|New mineral reporting code seen implemented this year
FULL IMPLEMENTATION of the changes to the 2007 Philippine Mineral Reporting Code (PMRC) to comply with international reporting standards is expected within the year, according to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE).
|Land Defenders Are Killed in the Philippines for Protesting Canadian Mining
Not only do Canadian mines in the Philippines degrade the environment and displace Indigenous communities, activists say, eco-defenders are targeted by the Philippine government for protesting them. A VICE World News investigation.
|Attawapiskat First Nation Denounces Ford's undemocratic environmental risk: Statement on Bill 197 changes to the Environmental Assessment Act
On July 8, 2020, the Ford government in Ontario introduced Bill 197 -- the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020, and a mere 13 days later the Bill became law. This omnibus bill amends many statutes, foremost among them the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). The changes put Ontario's fragile environment, and First Nations who depend on it, at serious risk.
|"Potentially illegal" bill weakens environmental protections: First Nation
The provincial government appears to be taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to weaken environmental protections, charges a northern Ontario First Nation.
|PH mining industry raises P402M for COVID-19 response
Mining firms have pooled together the remaining funds for their respective Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) to assist their host and neighboring communities during the community quarantine imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19.
|The battle for the 'breathing lands': Ontario's Ring of Fire and the fate of its carbon-rich peatlands
Northern Ontario's muskeg serves as home to dozens of First Nations, stores immense amounts of carbon and sits on top of vast mineral deposits. Whose vision for the bogs and fens will win out?
|Philippines: Pandemic used to shut down protest - #covidsolidarity
In the Philippines, coronavirus is being used to shut down protest. The government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been to impose a lockdown on the general population – but not on forestry or mining industries.
|Northern link to Ring of Fire road inching along
The prospect of a road into the resource-rich Ring of Fire area in northern Ontario has been on the drawing board for 15 years, but the project appears to finally have some legs as the Conservative government is partnering with two First Nations communities to move a northern link of the project along.
|Pandemic shouldn't impede meaningful Indigenous engagement on Ring of Fire
The Impact Assessment Agency must consider meaningful engagement with First Nations and the public as regional assessment planning forges ahead
|Philippine mining outlook, part 1: Sector key to rebound from COVID-19
The Philippine mining sector is optimistic that the country's government will recognize the importance of the industry due to the COVID-19 crisis, representing a potential silver lining after almost a decade of struggling with a moratorium on new permits and a ban on open pit mining, according to market observers.
|Fort Albany 'alarmed' by Ring of Fire roads deal
Fort Albany Chief Leo Metatawabin said under this agreement, the road would be constructed through his First Nation’s traditional territory without his community’s consent.
|The road to the Ring of Fire needs to go east-west, say northwest communities
Road coalition wants Queen's Park to consider "all access routes" into Far North mineral camp
|Ontario government supports north-south Ring of Fire link
The provincial government is throwing its support behind a north-south link to the Ring of Fire mineral zone in northwestern Ontario. But its plan is already under sharp criticism from one First Nation, which insists there can be no construction without its permission.
|Hasty development of Ontario's Ring of Fire could have devastating impacts
Access roads into the Ring (of Fire) through one of the world's largest remaining areas of intact boreal forest are being examined through separate inmpact assessments as if these roads had no relation to one another or won't have a combined impact on wildlife or First Nation communities. These projects could ultimately pave the way for over 100 years of mining.
|Ottawa steps into 'Ring of Fire' debate with Doug Ford
The federal minister of Environment and Climate Change has said the agency (Impact Assessment Agency of Canada) will establish a major regional assessment process for the Ring of Fire.
|Stalled Ring of Fire worth more than $117 billion
Carleton University Geology Professor
Dr. James Mungall asked “How much is the Ring of Fire really worth?”
|Agata Mining bags first ASEAN Mineral Awards
Agata Mining Ventures Inc. bagged its first international recognition at the ASEAN Mineral Awards following its win on the Presidential Awards during the 66th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANSMEC) last November.
|NCIP calls out AMVI, Nickel Asia on illegal ops in Mindanao
The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) revealed that the Agata Mining Ventures Inc. (AMVI) and Nickel Asia, among others, have been illegally operating in the Caraga region for years, lacking pertinent documents under Republic Act (RA) 8371 or the “Indigenous People’s Rights Act.”
|Bench Marking at Agata Mining Ventures, Inc.
The Bench marking activity was aimed to get acquainted with best mining practices implemented by the Company and gain insights and appreciation of initiatives on environmental protection and enhancement program, social development and management, MRFC and MMT Operations and other practices/projects like greening/reforestation of mined-out areas being employed by Agata Mining Ventures, Inc. to sustain a responsible mining operation.
|‘Miners can do better’
The Agata Mining Ventures Inc. (AMVI)—a joint venture between TVI Resource Development Philippines Inc. (TVIRD) and MRL Nickel Philippines—is “an industry best” in upholding the highest safety and environmental standards.
|TVIRD’s Agata Nickel Project Goes Beyond ISO Expectations
Agata Mining Ventures Inc. (AMVI), a joint project of TVI Resource Development Inc. (TVIRD) and MRL Nickel Philippines Inc., recently announced that it has passed its first ISO 14001:2004 surveillance audit conducted by Intertek at its nickel laterite DSO mine site.
|MOA signed with mining companies
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been signed by Lopez with several mining companies for the use of their Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) funds and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to alleviate poverty in their respective mining communities and provinces. Lopez has signed a MOA with San Roque Metals, Inc. (SRMI) and Agata Mining Ventures, Inc. for the improvement of Agusan del Norte province.
|Mindoro's Joint Venture Firm, Agata Mining Ventures, Inc. (AMVI) Passes DENR's Audit
Mindoro Resources Ltd. announces that Agata Mining Ventures, Incorporated (AMVI), a company in which Mindoro has a direct and beneficial 40% interest has passed the mining audit conducted by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in an announcement made by the DENR on February 2, 2017. The audit conducted by DENR was part of the efforts of the new administration which called for the assessment of all mining companies on the basis of laws related to mine environmental management, safety and health, social development, mining tenement and compliance with the Clean Air, Clean Water, Hazardous Waste and Solid Waste Acts. As a result of the audit, several firms were ordered to close, while some are still under suspension
|‘Mining order means losses’
MORE than 19,000 people will lose their jobs once the government closes down 21 mining companies and suspends the operations of six more, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau said yesterday.
|Agusan town celebrates 69th year in partnership with mining firm
Agata Mining Ventures Inc. (AMVI) recently joined its host Municipality of Tubay in commemorating the town’s 69th founding anniversary—further cementing the common path towards solidarity, peace and sustainable progress for both.
|Mining CSR: The key to responsible mining
Responsible mining has some obvious benefits. A properly structured mine operation, says the NAP, engages with the local residents and provides them with jobs, raising the living standards of the community.
|TVIRD mine unit gets ISO certification
TVIRD said Intertek Philippines, a reputable ISO-accrediting institution, earlier concluded its third-party audit and was satisfied with both the company’s internal compliance procedures and Environmental Management System.
|Mindoro's Joint Venture Firm, Agata Mining Ventures, Inc. (AMVI) To Submit Proof of Compliance in Response to DENR Audit Results
Mindoro Resources Ltd. announces that Agata Mining Ventures Incorporated (AMVI), a company in which Mindoro has a direct and beneficial 40% interest, has been listed among those 20 mining firms "recommended for suspension" in a press conference held by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) last September 27, 2016.
|CARAGA livelihood programs spurred by Villar and Agata Mining
In a joint commitment towards sustainable social development, the TVIRD-led Agata Mining Ventures Inc. (AMVI) and the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG) – an organization dedicated to the welfare of overseas Filipino workers and assistance to their families – recently undertook the initiative to establish income-generating projects for communities situated within AMVI’s mining concession area. As AMVI has previously created community livelihood programs as part of its Social Development and Management Programs, the partnership aims to interface the company’s existing development mission with new and innovative livelihood projects conceived by Villar SIPAG.
|Philippines' Agata Mining cuts May nickel ore exports due to weak prices, demand
Nickel miner Agata Mining Ventures Inc (AMVI), partly owned by Canada’s TVI Pacific Inc, has cancelled three of four ore shipments due to be exported in May from its mine in the Philippines, TVI said, citing depressed prices and low demand.
|Mamanwa Communities of Dinarawan and Bunga Asserting Ancestral Land Rights over MRL Agata Mining expansion, Philippines
The MRL Agata Nickel Mining project will expand, with a permit to expand to what it calls the Tapian Extension (which has an Exploration Permit for 6,842.28 hectares). This EP overlaps with the Mamanwa ancestral domain claim that has a total area of 8,000 hectares.
|Mamanwa tribes protest the exploration of MRL mining company
Mindoro Resources Limited (MRL), a Canada-based mining exploration company, will use IFC’s investment for exploration at the Agata nickel project in the Surigao district on Mindanao Island. IFC claimed that it will work with the company to ensure that exploration and any subsequent mine development is carried out in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.