Tag Archives: SMI/Xstrata

From Pork Barrel to Military Barrel

With the recent announcement by SMI/Xstrata that they were drastically decreasing their current investments in the area, one would have thought that mining related violence would decrease in the area. The opposite is happening. The latest victim: a key leader … Continue reading

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E.O. 79 on Mining –a Mixed Bag

Tony La Viña of the AdMU School of Government said that the long-awaited, oft postponed E.O. on Mining would be a disappointment for everyone. He was incorrect. The miners are applauding. The E.O. is a mixed bag. It doesn’t please … Continue reading

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