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


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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