Mitigating environmental hazard by utilizing minerals leading to shutdown of mining in PH

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We, the students of JRU, calling the people to undersigned our petition, to save our Mother Earth, to save our lives, to save the world.

The history of mining in the Philippines is replete with ecological disaster such as mine tailings in the island of Marinduque, waste spillage in Negros Occidental, Benguet and many others. The devastating impact on the health and livelihood on affected communities is beyond imagination.  According to Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB), Philippines has an estimated $840 billion worth of untapped mineral resources. Everyone knows the noticeable effects of this social justice issue yet some choose to ignore. How important it is to have laptops, gadgets, and cell phones than saving our environment. Mining damage/disaster is not only limited to the environment but also to mankind. Large-scale mining is destructive. Using open-pit mining method by clearing rainforest, deep excavations to extract minerals, and using million liters of water have absolutely negative effects in the lives of many. Mining is a spiritual and moral issue! Though banning this affects the market world, more importantly it can mitigate and prevent environmental hazards in the Philippines. Especially the occurrence of climate change should be considered because it also affects everything. This is the least we can do!

As President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration addresses, our country has a unique ecosystem, and is unfit for mining. We believe, we can live without mining industry! NO TO MINING!

Sources: 

https://www.healthyoptions.com.ph/newsdigest/strong-immunity/irresponsible-mining-damages-the-environment 

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2017/02/philippines-mining-shutdown-170211080450892.html



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