No to MIning in Catanduanes sign now

We, the people of CATANDUANES ISLAND, Philippines:

Proud of its heritage, and aware and most thankful to God for the blessing of rich natural resources, possessing the last largest remaining natural forest cover of in Bicol Peninsula Eco Region, host of various endemic biodiversity species, and is listed by the Department of Environment Natural Resources as one of the most important area for Biodiversity although receives no protection from the Government.

That most recently, multinational firms had expressed interest over the rich natural resources of our small island especially its rich coal deposits buried under its mountains and forested areas.

That Monte Oro Resources Energy Inc, which ownership is linked to business tycoon Enrique Razon Jr., had been awarded by the DENR Secretary Angelo Reyes permits for 7,000 hectares and 8,000 hectares of forest land to explore and extract coal in the province of Catanduanes without public consultation, Environmental Clearance Certificate, and in blatant violation of pertinent provisions of Republic Act 7076, the fact that Catanduanes, and its municipalities has no Local Mining Regulatory Boards that will ensure protection of its local environment and interest of its people.
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That despite voiced opposition of the people, the local governments, and the Churches, Secretary Reyes remains moronically defiant, insensitive to the sentiments of the people of this small island, continuously disregards and dismisses the fears and concerns of the Catanduanes folks, remains mum on it creating the impression that people of Catanduanes deserves not a single minute of the precious time of Secretary Reyes for explanation.

That allowing the Monte Oro Resources Energy Inc to explore and extract coal in its intended mining area in Catanduanes will encroach upon the remaining 60,000 hectares of primary forest land of the Island, disturb its already fragile biodiversity, open its mountains to further exploitation since roads will be constructed to and fro the mining site, accelerate deforestations, aggravate landslides, pollute its rivers and the seas of its mine tailings, deprive its island of its water resources , and forever change the face of the once pristine Island from that of polluted oneall that so the Monte Oro Mining Corporation can earn 6.2 Billion pesos in five years of exploration through the collusion of Secretary Reyes (3\% of which for the National Government), LGUs to earn P9 million from taxes, and expected job generation costing P10million.

EXPRESSES IN THE MOST STRONGEST TERMS our opposition to the actions of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources headed by Secretary Angelo Reyes granting permit, without prior peoples consultations, in disregard of the people of Catanduanes, and in violation of the law, to the Monte Oro Resources Energy, Inc., to explore and extract coal and deposits from the island of Catanduanes.
EXPRESSES IN THE MOST URGENT TERMS our plea to other environmentalists, Kababayans, government officials, NGOs, fellow mountaineers, fellow Filipinos, other concerned people, to help us voice our sentiments and pleas by signing this online petition for the DENR to reconsider their decisions on the impending rape of our small island.
EXPRESSES OUR MOST SINCERE DESIRE that our island be protected from these rapist, and allow our people and the generation to come to live and enjoy the simplicity of life, amidst the pristine beauty and abundance of our blessed small island.

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Latest Signatures

  • 09 December 2015250. Bambi T
    Definitely NNNNOOO to mining in catanduanes
  • 07 November 2015249. Jonald F
    preserve our nature duh!
  • 06 October 2015248. Frank I
    Catanduanes is the homeland of my childrens ancestors. Do not ruin this beautiful island by destroying its rich biodiversity, ripping out its natural resources and using them to pollute the atmosphere and contribute to global warming. Use its abundant sol
  • 09 August 2015247. R Sv
    kung gusto nyo mawara ang mga tawo sa catanduanes ipadagos ang mina... kung gusto nyong magkaburuhay pa kita labanan ta ang gustong magpamina....
  • 02 August 2015246. Edwin Tt
    this mining would give permanent damaged on the island
  • 01 August 2015245. Jaymie L
    I support this petition
  • 29 July 2015244. Kleng K
    a BIG NO!
  • 05 July 2015243. Jose St
    I support this petition
  • 22 May 2015242. Franeliz B
    we have to treasure our nature
  • 07 May 2015241. Linda M
    Definitely against! It's polluting the environment which will disastrously affect the health of the population. Health is wealth!
  • 04 May 2015240. Boboy C
  • 18 April 2015239. Arturo A
    The many long term negative effects of this mining business to the ecology of our island province of Catanduanes are indeed very distressing and dreadful. Please stop it before it is too late!!!
  • 16 April 2015238. Louise G
    I support this petition
  • 27 March 2015237. Don R
    I support this petition
  • 09 March 2015236. Rednahs Barton
    protect the last frontier of the Pacific! for the future generations of Catandunganons, I shout NO to coal mining! kamong mga tahong nagpursige ning lokolokong coal mining nato sa probinsiya namo, ang mga uro nyo ang dapat minahon. baad mamina lamang ang
  • 09 January 2015235. Emmanuel Av
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2015234. Roy B
    I support this petition
  • 06 November 2014233. Renato A
    I support this petition
  • 17 October 2014232. Salvacion Irmapp
    I am very much against it.
  • 15 October 2014231. Alfred F
    You will destroy our forest if you continue with ur god damn plan! No to mining in Catanduanes!
  • 29 September 2014230. Maricar Pr
    I support this petition
  • 24 August 2014229. Glenn I
    let's not add any more to destructions seen by this beautiful island and its people; while typhoon always has its ways, people can always restrain themselves
  • 08 August 2014228. Tang Siewk
  • 24 July 2014227. Leo Bb
    I support this petition
  • 28 June 2014226. Mcreman Rm
    I support this petition
  • 23 June 2014225. Domingo T
    hell no to mining in my Province!
  • 16 June 2014224. Maria Teresah
    Our island be spared from endless greed, we pray.

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To the President of the Republic of the Philippines


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