PMDC wages responsible mining campaign in Mt. Diwalwal

  • July 14, 2017

COMPOSTELA VALLEY, 14 July 2017-- The Philippine Mining Development Corporation (PMDC) has gone down the grassroots level to wage campaign on responsible mining in areas within the Diwalwal Mineral Reservation Area(DMRA).

Within the week from Monday to Saturday, PMDC has set to conduct the forum on responsible mining in barangays Naboc, Tubo-tubo, Upper Ulip and Diwata--all in the Municipality of Monkayo.

PMDC President and Chief Executive Officer, Atty Alberto Sipaco said the advocacy campaign forms part of the task of PMDC "to monitor and oversee the efficient and effective implementation of the mining and mineral operations in DMRA."

In the forum on Monday, PMDC Legal Officer, Atty Virgil Adan cited the advocacy campaign on Responsible Mining as initial move of  PMDC to put in place concrete developments in DMRA.

Among these developments that PMDC intends to do is to clean-up Naboc River which has been part of the livelihood of most residents in downstream areas through where the river flows.  The river is the source of water  for rice irrigation. People used to wash, bathe and fish in Naboc River during those times when its water was still clear and not murky.

Residents of barangays Naboc and Tubo-tubo complained of diminished harvest as their rice-fields have become silted and that they fear of mercury contamination due to mining operation waste disposal in Brgy Mt Diwata at the upstream of Naboc River.

Atty. Adan told residents of Tubo-tubo and Naboc that PMDC had issued cease and desist order to

ballmill processing operators in Mt. Diwata and asked them to transfer to Brgy Mabatas where PMDC set aside an area to construct mining tailings pond to control harmful waste contamination of any body of water within DMRA.

Adan said the government "is serious about its move" to  steer any mining operation as well as any development that will be put in place in the mineral reserve areas of Mt. Diwalwal. (PIA 11/ JEANEVIVE D ABANGAN)

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