Mining and Water use in South Cotabato and Davao del Sur (Phase 1)

Abstract / Excerpt:

In 2007, the three Ateneo universities in Mindanao -Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City, Ateneo de Davao University and Ateneo de Zamboanga University- commissioned a research team to conduct a collaborative study entitled Mining in Mindanao: Analyzing Stakeholders and Identifying Strategic Engagements.2 This inceptive study was a straightforward stakeholders analysis focusing on five mining areas as case studies. It, covered three different regions of Mindanao where the universities are located (the north for XU, west for AdZU and the south for AdDU), the various stages of mining activity (from exploration to decommissioning), and the different types of mineral agreements issued by the government. Being the only other FTAA in the Philippines, at that time, and the only one in Mindanao, the Tampakan Copper-Gold Mining Project was chosen to be one of the case studies. The team from Davao, in south Mindanao, was assigned to handle it.

Source InstitutionAteneo de Davao University
AuthorsVirgilio G. Dela Rosa, Augusto B. Gatmaytan, Maricel P. Hilario-Patino, Jesse B. Manuta, Lourdes R. Simpol, Rosalinda C. Tomas, Leah H. Vidal
Page Count243
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateOctober 1, 2013