Shattering the myth of safe and responsible mining
by Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA)
Northern Dispatch (NORDIS) Weekly, November 13, 2011
More than 10 years ago, a massive sinking, landslide and ground subsidence occurred in Colalo, Mankayan, where Lepanto Mining has operated for more than 70 years. On that fateful day of July 26, a large portion of Colalo Proper above the quarry site sunk and eroded, totally damaging the elementary school, four homes, a portion of the road, several farms and orchards and other improvements. The sinking affected at least 10 hectares of land.