Philippines: ALDAW Update on the NCIP resolution denying MacroAsia (MAC) Corporation's request for a Certificate of Precondition
Please read the following News Update from ALDAW Indigenous Network (Ancestral Land/Domain Watch):
This is to officially inform you that on 23 February 2012 the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) has passed a resolution denying MacroAsia (MAC) Corporation's request for a Certificate of Precondition. This implies that, at least for now, MAC cannot go ahead with his plan of extracting minerals from the ancestral land of the Palawan of Brooke's Point (Palawan).
Although this is a success for our advocacy, we should all be aware and alert that MAC will soon undertake a new FPIC process after the proper FBI is secured. So we must continue organizing the communities locally and their genuine representatives so that they will have a strong and unified voice against mining.
We have posted the copy of the said resolution on our Facebook page:
The ALDAW Team