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OceanaGold Philippines Shut Down – Villagers Blockade Site, Permit Renewal Withheld

Climate proof EFA, Mining

Release Date: 09 Aug 2019

Sydney / Ottawa – The Australian-Canadian mining company OceanaGold has been forced to cease mining for over a month at its Didipio copper-gold mine in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. The company faces a restraining order from municipal and provincial elected officials, a blockade of the site by Didipio villagers, most of whom are indigenous peoples, a lapsed mining permit,