Bishop slams SMI for claiming religious groups support its Tampakan mining project

SAGITTARIUS MINES INC.

Bishop Cirilo Casicas of the Diocese of Marbel in South Cotabato  has slammed the developer of the controversial $5.9 billion (P297 billion at current rates) Tampakan project for claiming in a legislative hearing that the local religious sector has thrown its support to the largest undeveloped copper-gold minefield in Southeast Asia.

Marbel Bishop Cerilo Casic

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of South Cotabato held a special session in Koronadal City on Thursday, December 9, regarding the petitions to lift the open-pit mining ban imposed by the provincial government since 2010. It was aired live on Facebook. (Read More)

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