Without a bridge, how can you cross the divide? (03/04/14)
The Philippines stands at the crossroads. On the one hand, mining barely contributes 1% to the country’s GDP and anti-mining sentiment is strong. On the other, the mineral potential of the country is vast and the government keen to capitalise on it. Which way will the country go?
For BK-PWYP Philippines, PWYP’s affiliated coalition in the Philippines, it isn’t about whether you are pro or anti mining, it’s really about the way mining is conducted, about integrity and participation. You need to make sure from the very beginning that communities are really informed about the positive and negative impacts of mining. Then, they can actually have a choice.
BK-PWYP Philippines offers a bridge for communities and other NGOs to engage with government and extractive companies. Community members can voice their concerns and grievances and also be informed as to what are the real effects and benefits of extraction.
It is only by being informed that they can truly decide.
Film produced by Fat Rat Films.