Philippine court rejects OceanaGold’s bid to keep mining on expired permit

By  Mongabay.com

MANILA — A Philippine court has thrown out an appeal by a mining company seeking to continue operations despite its permit having expired last year.

The decision by the Philippine Court of Appeals against OceanaGold Philippines Inc. (OGPI) marks the latest legal victory for the Indigenous community in the Didipio region, some 270 kilometers (170 miles) northeast of Manila, who for a quarter of a century have fought against the destruction of their environment.

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