Visayan Conference on Mining and the Ecology

“Environment advocates, economic experts converge to tackle the real impact of mining in the Philippines”

Ponder this: If mining is so good for the economy, then why are mining communities among the poorest in the country?

This blogger is also undoubtedly against mining. So if you are too then please join us on February 25, Saturday at the Rose Memorial Auditorium, Central Philippine University, Jaro, Iloilo for the Visayan Conference on Mining and Ecology and learn how members of local government units in the Visayas region are taking actions to discuss with economists, environmentalists, and other key personalities the real economic and ecological impact of mining in the country, just days before the Aquino administration declares a new mining policy for the country.

Let’s help each other preserve our environment!

 

NO TO MINING

 

VISAYAN CONFERENCE ON MINING AND ECOLOGY

25 FEBRUARY 2012

ROSE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY, JARO, ILOILO

 

PROGRAMME

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Invocation
National Anthem
Welcome Remarks Dr. Teodoro Robles 

President

Central Philippine University

Opening Remarks Msgr. Meliton Oso 

Catholic Archdiocese of Iloilo

SITUATIONERS
8:30 AM to 8:45 AM Regional situationer (Samar) Ian Mosquisa 

Social Action Director

Diocese of Borongan

8:45 AM to 9:00 AM Regional situationer (Leyte) Tessa Tabada 

Research Head

Visayan State University

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM Regional situationer (Negros) Rev. Fr. Bobby Minggito 

Secretary General

Defend Out Patrimony

9:15 AM to 9:30 AM Regional situationer (Central Visayas) Atty. Benjamin Cabrido
9:30 AM to 9:45 AM Regional situationer (Panay) Ms.
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM National situationer Clemente Bautista 

National Coordinator

Kalikasan-PNE

ISSUES AND CONCERNS
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Mining and Economic Justice Margarita F. Gomez 

Coordinator

Bantay Kita

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Mining and Ecology Dr. Emelina Regis 

INECAR – Ateneo de Naga University

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Mining and Food Clive Wicks
11:45 AM to 12:30 PM OPEN FORUM
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM LUNCH/PRESS CONFERENCE
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Responsible Mining: Mine Closure and Rehabilitation Mr. Jim Kuipers
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM People’s Legal Issues and the Mining Law Atty. Gerthie Mayo-Anda 

Environmental Legal Assistance Center

RESPONSES AND ALTERNATIVES
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Church Response and Challenges Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, D.D. 

Immediate past president

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Alternative Mining Bill Hon. Teodoro Casiño 

Representative

Bayan Muna Partylist

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Response from LGU c/o Ms. Hope
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM OPEN FORUM
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM The Puerto Princesa Story Mayor Edward Hagedorn 

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

5:30 PM to 6:15 PM Alternatives to Mining Regina Lopez 

Managing Director

Bantay Kalikasan

6:15 to 6:45 PM DECLARATION OF VISAYAN CONFERENCE
6:45 PM to 7:00 PM Closing Remarks Hope Hervilla 

Head

Visayan Coalition for the Ecology

7:00 PM DINNER
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM FOR THE LOVE OF THE ENVIRONMENT 

A Free Concert

 

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