11 months ATM hits mining bill despite additional taxes, other measures MB
By Chito Chavez Militant group Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) has challenged the supposed promotion of large-scale mining in the country through policy and advocacy works. Alyansa Tigil Mina (Alyansa Tigil Mina / FACEBOOK) The group is an alliance of more than a hundred people’s organizations, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), national environmental groups, Church groups and academic institutions. In a statement, ATM noted that Congress has “gifted the mining industry with lower taxes and royalty payments, with the passage of HB 8400 (An Act Establishing the Fiscal Regime for the Mining Industry) last October 10, 2018’’. ATM added in the same statement ... more