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Abra residents opposed Gold Processing Plant’s opening

A Gold Processing Plant is about to open in barangay Barbarit, Lagangilang abra. In a report from GMA News, the plant will be used to process gold

According to Mayor Patrocinio Abaya, this facility was approved by his office to limit illegal small scale mining. DENR said they have not received any application to operate this plant.

Meanwhile, residence are opposing the opening of the facility as it will affect farm lands around the area.

This plant would certainly open up job oppurtunities but the big question is, is it worth it considering the environmental impact of such a plant?

Watch the Video report:


Abra River Cliff Eroded - Pidigan, Abra, Joselito Balla

Abra River Cliff Eroded – Pidigan, Abra, Joselito Balla

In a related post, Ms. Norma Hennessy wrote an article: Abra: In Danger of Becoming Cordillera’s “No Man’s Land”

An impending ‘Frankenstein’ hub in Abra is in the works with the precedence of this mining processing plant now constructed in Lagangilang, Abra!

Without yet any permit or prior consultation with the people before the plant structures were erected, this “PHANTOM OF DEATH” was insidiously brought in and now lurks to sow doom in the lives of Abrenians.

read more http://thefilipinoaustralian.com/blogs/abra-in-danger-of-becoming-cordilleras-no-mans-land/


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82 thoughts on “Abra residents opposed Gold Processing Plant’s opening

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    Posted by keputihan | January 21, 2014, 3:40 am
  2. Dr. Tuazon ask for alternative to mining industry in Abra, here’s my two cents. What I believe to be a productive and doable produce that is suitable for ABRA is BAMBOO FARMING. From the onset to the last straw of bamboo is money producer for the farmers. This bamboo farming should be supported by every govt and civilian agencies. Dr. Tuazon, Gov, Mayor Buaya and other “miners”, please consider bamboo farmin as it creates more jobs, increase income, increase govt revenue (for politicians to steal?), stops and help in the elimination of air, water, and soil pollution, and most of all, will lessen the siltation of the rio grande de Abra. All govt land and even privately owned land not being used will be leased to individuals or companies who will engage in bamboo farming, to be supported by our own ASIST sayangtis, DENR and Agriculture 15/30s with financial (in loans) aid by the local and national government.

    Posted by Genti | February 13, 2014, 3:48 pm
  3. GENTI:…

    SIR, The “BAMBOO FARMING” is a brilliant idea to increase prosperity to the province …. creates jobs

    and increase in local government revenue. The “BAMBOO FARMING” INDUSTRY WILL ELIMINATE AIR-


    GENTI, what variety of BAMBOO you have in in mind to propagate…… to produce mass production???

    DR. LEO.

    Posted by Leo B. Tuason, M.D. | February 15, 2014, 7:07 am
    • Babaen iti nanumo nga innak panagam-amiris iti daytoy nga mula, bayog, kiling, wenno tay kadawyan nga kawayan ket mabalin nga imula ditoy probinsiya tayo. Ti kasapulan ket ti suporta ti gobyerno (Agriculture and DENR) ken ti ASIST Lagangilang iti panagmula iti daytoy kawayan.
      Iti nadumaduma nga pagilian, agraman ti estado ti Hawaii, naruayen ti “panag-talon” da iti rabong (panguartaan). Dadduma nga pagsayaatan ti kawayan? Bamboo crafts (panguartaan), pagbalay, pagalad ken usaren nga pagkalap (panguartaan); bulong (pagpakan ti animal), dagiti ramutna (anti- soil erosion), dagiti saan nga kaykayat nga partena (pagsungrod).
      Mass production: 1. Agreshistro ti siasino man nga mayat nga agtalon iti kawayan, agraman iti lugar ken no mano nga ektarya ti talonenna. No awan ti daga ti mayat nga agtalon, mabalin nga mangaplikar iti kabakiran wenno kabanbantayan nga kukua ti gobyerno.
      2. Farmers/owners may request for a low interest loan or grant for capital solely for Bamboo Agri-Farming.
      3. Govt agencies (Agri and/or DENR) will verify and approve the applications.
      4. ASIST and Agri will provide; technical and extension/education services, and selling the product.
      I believe the selling part is not really hard because “they” will come and buy the product.
      No saan nga makatulong ti ASIST, mabalin met ti agpatulong iti MMSU wenno UPLB.
      Doc, daytoy ti nanumo nga “input” ko.

      Ket ni Apo Gobernador, anya ngata ti makunana?????

      Posted by Genti | February 15, 2014, 12:39 pm
  4. GENTI:…

    You have BARELY outlined how a farmer can obtain land to plant bamboo seedlings….. by applying loan

    or grant for capital.

    SIR, could you make the process simple enough to most ordinary ‘JUAN DE LA CRUZ” to understand

    in acquiring land for bamboo – farming from Government owned lands , The number of years before

    one can harvest the bamboo products ….maybe five or more years from the time of planting. of course

    defending on the VARIETY OF BAMBOO planted. I appreciate very much if you can simplify the process

    of acquiring these Government lands.

    IN THE USA….. these bamboo products can be marketed:… as in

    1. BAMBOO- CRAFT…. hand-bags. etc.

    2, FOOD… bamboo-shoot, etc..

    3. SPORTING ITEMS….. fishing – rods, etc.

    DR. LEO.

    Posted by Leo B. Tuason, M.D. | February 15, 2014, 7:53 pm
    • Kas nakunakon, masapul ti “suporta” ti gobyerno (that is including educating Juan de la Cruz how to acquire land for bamboo farming) ken ti NGOs. Five or more years waiting time before the bamboo plants can be harvested can be reduced to two or less (rabong?), and with our scientists at ASIST Lagangilang, UPLB, and MMSU, harvesting time can even be reduced more. My main point in suggesting bamboo farming as a source of income for Abra people, is for it as being an alternative to other harmful-to-environment industries if it will be embraced by government and non-government agencies to support.
      Again, specifics on this industry or livelihood (Bamboo Farming) can be provided by the right entities or agencies not a single poor Abenian like yours truly.

      Posted by Genti | February 16, 2014, 10:52 am
  5. mining
    an interesting topic.. true, after mining awan ti mabati iti umili nga
    host community ti anya man nga minas, ti mabati ket poison, bangkay
    dagiti natay..mayat kuma nu bumangon ti natay ta sarapaen da ti anya man
    nga mangdidigra iti tattao nga epekto ti minas.. adayo ti lepanto ditoy
    ayan tayo nga abra ngem dinnamanun met ti epekto na, ti dati nga talon
    iti abra river , sand and gravel, fish kills…iti benguet dati libre ti
    danum da, ita gatangen dan ti danum da iti benguet mining co. 60 has
    ti inted ti abra gov iti babaran co, kayat na nga saoen ipalubos tayo ti
    abra nga sumrek ti Large scale mining nga dayuhan, like Diamond
    drilling co..dakkel unay daytoy para iti babassit nga small scale mining
    nga operated by our kakailya…after five years kasla tayon iti benguet
    nga lumned iti daga, awan danum ken pagyanan a daga!…

    Posted by skye | February 17, 2014, 9:16 pm
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