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Anti-Mining Struggle in Barangay Anislagan (Philippines)

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

ANTI-MINING STRUGGLE IN BRGY. ANISLAGAN PLACER SURIGAO DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES

(A View of Endless Resistance)

Anislagan, characterized by plain, rolling to hilly and mountainous terrain, with a total land area of 841.24 hectares forms part of the watershed area of Placer. Its total population is 1,392 persons (around 319households). Majority of the residents are farmers, mainly producing coconut, rice and banana. Anislagan was severely hit by typhoon Lilang in 1980’s, which practically destroyed livelihood and property. This forced the residents to engage in gold panning along the river to feed their families. (more…)

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