N. Vizcaya court halts mine firm’s activities

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya–The Regional Trial Court here on Monday ordered the stoppage of land clearing operations of a foreign mining firm for its proposed gold-molybdenum project in an upland village in Quezon town here.

Judge Fernando Flor, RTC executive judge, also directed the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to desist from implementing the permit it gave to FCF Minerals, Inc., an Australian company, to enter private and forest lands at its proposed project site in Runruno village.

The court issued a three-day temporary restraining order (TRO) against the activities of FCF based on a complaint filed by Dolphy and Teresa Tindaan, whose house in the sub-village of Tayab, along with about 15 other dwellings, were allegedly set to be demolished by the company’s heavy equipment. Continue reading “Restrained”