Since it is cheaper, mining in the
Quake-like concussions caused by dynamite explosions disturb inhabitants and cracks form in their houses. Village communities are dispelled from their land. This occurs either immediately because the land will then be used for the exploitation of minerals and the construction of necessary production buildings, or step by step, because the surrounding land can´t feed them anymore, their water supply is destroyed or because their homes collapse. Village communities disintegrate; because they either argue about the projects, or because they break apart due to emigration. This poses a problem especially for indigenous people, who are directly linked to their land and their traditional communities. Countless people, who are exposed to metallic toxins released due to mining activities, get sick. Nonetheless there are Environmental Compliance Certificates (EEC). Because the vague promise exists (and the legal regulation), that mining companies renaturate everything when they are done with their operations.
Source: Niklas Reese & Rainer Werning (ed.): Handbuch Philippinen. Horlemann Verlag.