Pens not swords

Published: Wednesday 31 January 1996

Pens not swords

Survival International, a global organisation supporting tribal peoples, has launched a letter campaign to prevent the devastation of the lands of the Igorot tribals in the northern Philippines. Open cast mining in the lgorots' lands has already destroyed many of their rice terraces.

According to the new code, private companies would have the right to displace and resettle people within their mining areas. The people are to write to the speaker of the Philippine house of representatives and the secretary of the department of environment, asking for the mining code to be repealed.

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