The very ugly face of mining in the Philippines

The ugly face of mines in the Philippines. Here, a screen capture courtesy of Google earth, the ugly landscape as transformed by a mine operation in the province of Zamboanga del Norte.

After looking, staring at the images, what can one say, but that is the very ugly face of mining in the Philippines.

So, indeed, you will be looking at the very ugly barren lands left behind or still being raped through surface mining in some parts of the country.

This post is not about to preach to high heavens for conscience to suddenly develop over the perpetrators of exploitation of natural resources at the expense of the volatile environment.

The government has all the laws, tools and personnel to oversee the operations. In the first place, its approval of projects unleashed the destruction of the environment.

But of course the local residents will eventually endure, as they are suffering now, the direct consequence once commercial mining operations end.

Pan or zoom ( use the + or – on bottom right ) each map and check out the neighboring areas to find traces of mine tailings, mine tailing ponds, body of waters with signs of contamination, etc.

At the central Cebu province

Island of Rapu-Rapu, Albay

Read related story:The sad ending of mining operations in Rapu-rapu.

Lepanto Mankayao Mines

Rio Tuba, Nickelmine, Palawan

Caluya, Semirara Island, Antique

Boyongan mine, Hinatuan Island, Surigao del Norte

Claver, Surigao del Norte

Read more about mining in Claver, Surigao del Norte.

Zamboanga del Norte

Aroroy, Masbate

Read more about Aroroy mine in Masbate.

north of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte

Larap, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte

Area around or beyond Sibobo-Paolbo, Calabanga, Camarines Sur

Read more of the Sand and Gravel mining in Calabanga

near Mogpog, Marinduque province

Central Marinduque province

There should be more. Try to find some.

H/T- Google Earth

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