Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development

A regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks



ISSUE BRIEF: Tax Justice Issues in the Philippines’ Extractives Sector

Large-scale mining investments of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea and China, partnering with local elites, continue to destroy lives, communities and the environment in the Philippines. Major mining disasters, the latest being the Philex Mine spill of toxic tailings, have wrought irreversible damage to ecological systems, as well as the local economies that depend on them. In truth, all big mining processes from exploration to extraction are disasters in the making, in icting damage on a daily basis to communities in the area and to the environment.

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