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BILIRAN ISLAND WEB POLL

Are you in favor of Mining Operation in Biliran Island?

No 85.45 % (558)
Yes 14.55 % (95)

Nov. 27, 2008 to Feb. 14, 2009

noel palana Calada posted: 27-Nov-2008 17:53

I’m not in favor at this time untill the thorough investigation if it is safe to operate.

“Rod” posted: 28-Nov-2008 07:33

“No”…. If given a chose to make a difference, I would not approve of Mining Operation on Biliran Island. Based on the effort by Biliranians to improve Tourism. I think Mining Operations would not only harm the Tourism effort, but over time I believe the beautiful environment on the Island will suffer as well.

kishiamae posted: 29-Nov-2008 22:08

kay nganu nga mag miing mna dri sa ato? knsa man maka binipisyo ana? unya kanang mining kay daku and peruhisyo ans? unsa may matabang ana sa ato mga biliranun ? busa huna huna usa kadaghan usa mo mag implement sa inyung mga personal nga mga interest, ok

neil posted: 30-Nov-2008 16:27

No.because can cause landslide or soil erosion watever…

lods posted: 2-Dec-2008 09:27

if the mining continue to our beloved island, the biliran can be call biliran DISGUISE not PARADISE…huhuhuhu

dee ann velarde posted: 3-Dec-2008 10:30

maV’s posted: 3-Dec-2008 11:33

They may harmed the people of biliran, especially villagers near the site of operation. Once the goverment let them, they do only is ruining our habitat.
Those people are craving to do it again and again, from place to place where they thought ,can get more treasure/minerals.
PS: DONT EVER LET THEM!

babu posted: 4-Dec-2008 03:01

to make biliran improve

concern biliranons posted: 4-Dec-2008 14:15

biliran is a small island and many volcano’s for me mining can make biliran more dangerous, stop mining, preserve our land.

gess posted: 6-Dec-2008 08:54

it would ruin the island’s environment

febe felecia faller posted: 6-Dec-2008 12:57

tungod kay sigurado mag landslide kung may typhoon na kusog.

mark varias posted: 7-Dec-2008 17:53

i’m not favor in mining in biliran island,because time will come our island will be destroyed

vincent posted: 8-Dec-2008 11:41

i am not in favor of mining, it may lead into land slide beware about it!

liana posted: 8-Dec-2008 16:26

hindi ako pabor sa mining operation. Jusko!!! although makatabang na sa atong economy sa ato province…still 8s not right na siraon ang atong paradise.

ROLDAN P. LASTIMA posted: 9-Dec-2008 19:55

Although it can help employment of the area, but of course it can destroy the agricultural land of the area. Local government should study carefully the effect of this mining. Biliran province is not realy ideal for mining

michelle posted: 11-Dec-2008 11:22

wa mo na lipong..???!! unya malunod d.i ug kalit ang biliran murag manlupad mo…. mga pigit and mo say yes… think about it gud kong sakto ba..

DONDON posted: 13-Dec-2008 14:41

nakakahiya ang mga taga biliran,kc ang mga na mumuno sa inyo mga mukhang pera.balewala sa kanila ang kalikasan ang mahalaga ay ang pera.lalo na ang mga espina

edita s. regodo posted: 13-Dec-2008 16:28

Please dont allow this mining activities in the province. It causes damage on our natural resources.

BB posted: 15-Dec-2008 22:40

i’m not in favor of mining in our small Island.i don’t want our Biliran province in PERIL!they don’t think of our safety.they Ruin our natural Resources.

aj posted: 16-Dec-2008 08:44

Mining could generate income. But if the generated income will just go to the “dirty hands”, better not.
One more thing, if you touch and disturb nature, you can hardly evade on its vengeance.

private posted: 18-Dec-2008 05:13

nganu nga mining pa mn ang negosyo na makadaut mna sa environment..instead of putting up business for the good ness and makaayo sa society..

peter du posted: 20-Dec-2008 17:45

MINING IS DANGEROUS TO OUR SMALL AND DELICATE PROVINCE AND STRICTLY NO TO MINING EXCEPT THE GEOTHERMAL HERE IN BILIRAN.

Camille posted: 21-Dec-2008 08:53

only a despicable, heartless and with the sign of pesos swirling around in those monster eyes can do such vile things to our NATURAL RESOURCES!!!!
just remember the adage, “what goes around comes around.”

antonio posted: 23-Dec-2008 18:04

save our island its our hometown our sweet paradise dont allowed our island suffer for non sense mining for the government stupid benefits stupid shit isnt it right.save our island pls!!! dont be just a fool Dont just be a human being, be a human doing too

DONDON posted: 24-Dec-2008 10:43

MAKARMA SANA ANG NASA LIKOD NG MINING OPERATION NA YAN SA BILIRAN.ANG BILIRAN AY PARAISO WAG NAMAN SANANG GAWING IMPYERNO.DARATING ANG PANAHON GUGUHO ANG LUPA PABABA.PANO NAMAN ANG NAKATIRA SA MGA BARYO.ESPINA LUMALABAS NA ANG TOTOONG KULAY NYO.SAKIM KAYO SA KAYAMANAN GUSTO NYO LAHAT AY NASA INYO.WAG NAMAN SANA PATI ANG KAYAMANAN NG KALIKASAN SA BILIRAN AY KAMKAMIN PA.KUNG ANG MGA TAONG BOBO SA BILIRAN AY KAYA NYONG BILHIN,,,,ANG KALIKASAN HINDE NYO KAYANG BAYARAN.MAY PAG KA BOBO RIN TALAGA YANG MGA ESPINA.NAKATAGO NA NGA ANG MGA BAHO NG PAMILYA NILA.GUMAWA PA NG ISANG BAHO NG LANTARAN.

gary posted: 28-Dec-2008 12:30

i’m working in this industry, environtal results will costly to nearby resident, not now but in the future…say no 100x…..pollution is number 1…long term effect no nobody knows will in the future..mutation..cancer,,,etc

juneilao posted: 30-Dec-2008 22:23

Maayo kong ang kita sa pag mina, sa government lang deritsho, ay kong sa bulsa sa mga kawatan sa gobyerno!.. Walay ayo!!

deolito posted: 31-Dec-2008 23:51

mining is good as long as the process is legal , thus affected people will be relocated with the expense of mining company.

emmanuel buriel posted: 8-Jan-2009 10:37

I disagree with the mining operation in our island province, because with that kind of operation is considered as an extracted economy where in mining, once you extract the mineral, you cannot plant again. Unlike in the agriculture, you can plant again for the next harvest.

Patrick P. Perez posted: 9-Jan-2009 11:04

ayokong magkaroon ng mining operation jan sa Baliran Province!!! dapat aksyonan to ni Gov. Espina!!!
hoi Gov…. Anung ginagawa mo???
at isa pa,… makakasira lang to sa kalikasan natin!!! dapat nating i-preserve ang kalikasan natin lalo na’t ang panahon natin ay suma-sama!!!

nemz posted: 9-Jan-2009 12:16

dapat na di yan matuloy ang mining operation na yan kc sa huli ang mga mamamayan pa rin ng biliran ang magsusuffer……. i know maraming side effects ang operation na yan….

bernadeth posted: 11-Jan-2009 23:38

maadjo ang inyong programa usa pa maka inlove man ang inyong song .,.

jude posted: 13-Jan-2009 15:17

mining can affect to all biliranons

a student from NSF posted: 13-Jan-2009 17:35

no cause it can distract our environment and if they continue what they were doing it has a possible that billiran easily lost or gone the map of the philipines

altag posted: 13-Jan-2009 20:16

no no no no

leila posted: 13-Jan-2009 21:34

no. My God! Biliran Island has been through a lot from corrupt gov’t officials to calamities. The least we could do is protect our natural resources.

Deth posted: 14-Jan-2009 17:56

we don’t have any right to devastate the beauty that God given to us instead we should improve it….mining is one of the harmful things to deal with….take a look for the past happenings in the northern part of luzon brought by this act……..

Joseph Sablada posted: 19-Jan-2009 12:29

Please don’t exploit our remaining natural resource for personal gain only!

Mark Anthony Del Rosario posted: 20-Jan-2009 13:18

wag ipatupad ang mining pagkat d natin alam ang mangyayari sa susunod na generation, mark31

HALF-BLOOD PRINCE posted: 21-Jan-2009 18:13

ayoko talagang magkaroon ng mining operation jan sa probinsya ko dahil masisira lang yung likas na yaman ng munti kong province!!!!!
ndi talaga ako papayag!!!!!
hoi Governor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ano ba’ng ginagawa mo???
May Pinag-aralan ka naman ‘di ba???

janice baco posted: 22-Jan-2009 17:37

why we have to that…it will just ruin the nature of the biliran island….

Jabez posted: 23-Jan-2009 11:16

Mining is not bad per se so that it important the detail of such business endeavor. No one want it to be like what happen to a mining scandal that happens in southern Luzon involving an Australian company/owner/operator. No or yes it depends, for fear one would opt for no because of unforeseeable disastrous results..

Daisy posted: 25-Jan-2009 20:17

ang mining ay nakakasira sa ating kalikasan, kaya wag na buksan ang mining sa biliran….

michael angelo floralde posted: 25-Jan-2009 22:01

i don’t agree on dat.. ur onli destroying our ecosystem…so just be f#ck%ngly backoff…

gerson posted: 26-Jan-2009 09:58

becoz its unfair…

the ghansteel posted: 26-Jan-2009 22:15

Masasabi ko lang hindi ako favor of mining, kasi po makakasira ito ating kalikasan lalo na dito sa biliran. ang atiing lupang sinilangan at dapat ito pangalagaan at mahalin at huwag sirain.

my strong objection about mining operation here in our beloved province of biliran. we all know that after this operation it would affect to our natural beauty in our island, so my strong dis agree on this kind of an activity.

“Vigilance to the state is a good to the nation”- the ghansteel

Anthony Obejas posted: 27-Jan-2009 20:53

please prevere the real nature of biliran paradise

mark varias posted: 29-Jan-2009 01:53

i’m not favor in mining in biliran,because it will destroy our nature.
no way

los posted: 29-Jan-2009 09:07

o haha>>

zoro posted: 30-Jan-2009 11:29

If you have mining, then many local people will have work. The Province will gain TAXES from the mining companies, to improve ALL public services that people complain about now. Australia IS a large mining and export Country. So take a leaf from their book, and LEARN.

lhai posted: 31-Jan-2009 16:53

sana wag na lang po ipagpatuloy ang mining kasi masisira lang po ang kalikasan ng biliran.siguro naman makakahanap pa ng ibang alternative para kumita.dapat po natin i-conserve ang kalikasan.PLS STOP MINING IN BILIRAN!!!!!!!

andrew machete posted: 2-Feb-2009 15:00

Nope, i don’t want to use the natural resources Biliran for their own sake, even i’m not born in that province I treasure it as an ancestral place of my great grand parents.

para ko narin baluarte, napamahal nako sa lugar ng biliran dahil isang taon din akong nanirahan at para sa akin isang kayamanan ang pangalagaan ang lugar ng aking mga ninuno

rheane posted: 4-Feb-2009 20:11

mining operation should NOT be allowed because it will only destroy the environment and the long term effect to the natural resources or to the environment and the people living nearby the mining site.

ronie posted: 5-Feb-2009 14:18

g 2gutan man sa gobernor mao nka operate.playing safe pa ang “kokok”(gobernor)para engnaon.sus gob,baho na gad ka!

arman posted: 7-Feb-2009 21:52

i donr want to have a mining operation in our province coz its distruct the beuty of our gifted provinced…

jheyn posted: 8-Feb-2009 11:23

anu kau siniswerte

cathy posted: 9-Feb-2009 15:14

pls…dli jud ko sang ayon anang mining operation sa biliran…maka daot na para sa mga tawo nga na muyo dha…ug sa mga kalasangan na to dha…

albert posted: 10-Feb-2009 05:47

ofcourse not why would you want to destroy whats left of the beautiful island there are other ways to upgrade the scale of living im sure there are projects all over the world or ideas that can point you in the right direction

randy abanico posted: 11-Feb-2009 18:33

data walang mining when i was there but now meron na.how come?maraming maapektohang mga mahihirap sa mining na yan

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19 COMMENTS

  1. ISA PA ITONG WHITE CLAY MINING,PUEDE BA ITIGIL NYO NA YAN
    I WAS BORN AND RAISE IN TUCDAO , NOON PA ALAM KONA ITONG WHITE CLAY SA TUCDAO AND MY FATHER KNOWS VERY WELL ABOUT THIS WHITE CLAY AND SULFUR .WAY BACK 1970 AS I REMEMBER I WAS STILL A LITTLE GIRL ON THAT TIME. WE HAVE VISITORS MGA GEOLOGIST SOME ARE JAPANESE. THEY BROUGHT THIS WHITE CLAY AND SULFUR TO MANILA TO EXAMINE. AS WHAT I’VE HEARD, ITS A LOW GRADE AND NOT A BIG DEPOSIT.
    KAYA PLEASE STOP THIS MINING…….
    AND MY FATHER ALREADY PASSED AWAY LAST DECEMBER 2008.
    I’M NOT IN FAVOR THIS MINING IN OUR BELOVED ISLAND

  2. so you want to stop the mining kasi you were born and raised in tucdao? at bata ka pa lang alam mo na yung white clay stuff na yan? ano yun? labo..

    tingin ko naman as long as the proper controls are installed, ok lang naman yung mining. dagdag rin yun sa trabaho para sa biliranons. pero dapat may limitations at safeguards in place so as no to degrade the environment. basta ba para talaga sa common people ng biliran and not those politicians yung perang makukuha mula sa mining e, ok ako dyan.. :D

  3. MINING IN BILIRAN ISLAND CANNOT GIVE MORE ADVANTAGE TO THE ISLAND..IT CAN ONLY DESTROY THE BEAUTY OF IT.. KAYA MAKE BILIRAN A “MINING FREE” ISLAND..BESIDE ONLY THE CORRUPT LEADER AND OFFICIAL ARE GAINING SUCH BENEFIT IN THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT….

    WAG NATIN HINTAYIN NA BALIKAN TAYO NG KALIKASAN!!!!!!

  4. You know what?these people who are in favor with the mining
    operation in Biliran they are blind with money.
    Why can’t you buy your own Islands and so you can make your own mine.
    Biliran is not owned by ESPINAS remember!

  5. jamachita: You know what?these people who are in favor with the mining
    operation in Biliran they are blind with money.
    Why can’t you buy your own Islands and so you can make your own mine.
    Biliran is not owned by ESPINAS remember!

    jamachita, you can’t really mean that all people in favor of mining are blind with money. what kind of generalization is bad. if mining is all bad, then why does it exist? it is really stupid to judge a person based on his/her opinions on a certain matter. you should grow up. i was merely commenting on whether mining will bad or good for biliran. im not commenting about any espinas or any particular politician. so you should watch your tongue. if you don’t have anything useful; to say, better shut up.

  6. uel post7,
    you are the one to watched your tounge why because you are in favor with the mining operation. who I am commenting Espina the Governor who opened the mining operation.He is the one who signed the permit He should be blamed all these matters now.
    You are blind and pretend being a deep person Uel..
    We want to save our land to the future generation..
    No to mining operation.
    you shup up Uel.

  7. jamachita: you are blind and pretend a deaf person uel..correction pls.

    haha.. nagcorrection ka pa.. :D
    di ko nga maintindihan post mo eh.. pagbisaya na lang dong/day. para masulti nimo imo buot isulti. unya anha na ko moreply kung tarong na imo post..

  8. get lost? web poll man ni siya.. kung in favor ba o dili sa mining. kung in favor ko, wala kay mahimo ana.. ako man na opinion. ako right. kung in favor diay ka sa mining dili na ka native sa biliran? what a stupid rationalization. reasons that can be conjured only by close-minded people like you. everyone has a right to express him/herself. you’re such a baby..

  9. MINING OPERATIONS IS NOT GOOD FOR HEALTH OKK ITS A CARCINOGEN RISK HEALTH PEOPLES CLD HAVE EVERYONE IN WHOLE PROVINCES CLD GET INTO CANCERS LEADING DEATH FOR ALL THEERE OK THE POOR INTO RISKS THE MONEY HUNGRY PERSON CLD AFFORD TO A MEDICAL BILL POOR NOPEE EXCUSE MEEEEE^^^ WERE NOOT FAVOR IN THAT ACTIVITIES an ilness barriers WARNED FOR ALLS GREEDS^^^^

  10. Mining moratorium proposed by NGO

    Manila Bulletin 22 Febr 2009

    Mining operations are a threat to farming, rice production and fishing.

    This was stressed by a coalition of environmental groups, the church and the civil society in a recent conference held at the University of the Philippines Bahay Kalinaw.

    “The Ecological Society of the Philippines (ESP) shares this stand that is why we are urging the government to enforce a mining moratorium and prioritize food production,” said ESP president Antonio M. Claparols.

    The Working Group of Mining in the Philippines (WGMP) also launched a fact-finding book entitled Mining or Food authored by Dr. Robert Goodland, a former director of the World Bank, and Clive Wicks of International Union for Conservation of Nature-Commission on Environment, Economics and Social Policy.

    The said panel included Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., Dr. Robert Goodland, Clive Wicks, Fr. Frank Nally, Arturo Baquirin and Mr.Catal Doyle of the National University of Ireland.

    The 280-page book documented the many negative effects of mining in the country. The book highlights effects and makes recommendations to the government, the industry and the people.

    “Mining has indeed done a lot of damage in our country. The remaining forest we have is estimated at 2% percent. Our coral reefs and mangrove swamps have been destroyed. Our people are dying from mercury poisoning and other heavy metals,” Claparols added.

    In February, 2008 the working group on mining came to the Philippines and documented six actual and proposed mining locations on the islands of Mindoro and Mindanao.

    They warned that the large-scale mining proposed for the Philippines threatens to wreak havoc, compounding a legacy of deforestation and habitat destruction.

    Evidence is provided to show that the extraction process damages food production, particularly rice, and imperils fisheries. The Philippines already relies on rice imports because of the decline in its domestic production.

  11. Defintely no to mining. I have gone trekking the different mountains of Biliran and I realized how important preserving the environment and nature is. Based on statistics of the DENR, Biliran has a forest cover of 23, 630 hectares, that’s 42% of the total land area of the province. if mining will be allowed, our forest cover will definitely go down, thus possibility of landslides in certain areas of the province will be higher. Besides, Biliran’s geo-physical set-up is so volatile that mining only aggravates environmental destruction.

  12. “101% NO TO MINING OPERATION IN BILIRAN ISLAND”
    Only few will benefit from that project but all people affected
    by that mining operation will suffer from bad and long term effect of that project in our place. Mother nature will suffer from this destruction and her vengeance in the form of landslide, flash flood, etc. will SURELY OCCUR. At baka forever na ang vengeance na ito kasi yung mga puno at bundok na magproprotekta sa mga tao sa kalamidad ay nasira na ng mining na yan. Makocontaminate pa ng tailings ng mining na yan ang tubig na iniinom ng mga tao at ang mga pananim sa kapaligiran ng mining site.
    Yung benefits nga mga tao sa mining (like employment)
    is only as good as the supply lasts.Kung maubos na ng mga nagmimina ang lahat ng mineral deposits siguradong iiwanan na nila yan at wala ng trabaho ulit yung mga tao at sira pa
    yung environment natin. What will be left for our future generation?

    For those people who are financing that business, they care
    only for their personal interests and not for the constituents
    of Biliran Island. Masira man ang Isla, they dont care dahil
    hindi naman sila dyan nakatira o kaya meron pa silang ibang
    lugar na puedeng tirahan. Paano naman yung mga taong
    walang ibang matitirahan kung hindi Biliran Island lang?

  13. nopeee were not in favors of any minings activities in our great provinces any areas okkkkk those were just greed money hungries individuals ehhhhh they dont care about what health risk for us people livings there around cld cause CANCERS DUE TO CARCINOGEN MATERIALS FOR THAT ACTIVITES MININGS BASE IN OUR EXPERIENCES HERE AND THERE ABROADS and thaats the BAD EFFECTS OKKKKKKK PEOPLES ARE ILL MORE ILLS then whaat the POOR COST AND THE ELITE DOESNT MATTERS commmon griefss totally WERE NOT AGREEEEEEEEE OKKKKK nopeeee

  14. Majority of the people of Biliran island speaks out of their opposition towards small or big scale mining operations on the island.

    They are right about this premise because mining is not the end of having the province gain income and niether does mining a means to anwer that economic demand by the province economic basket it is a means for someone to gain economic consideration for himself and exclusively for himself alone.

    The propagators of mining operation should not be miopic enough to realize that the voice of the people cannot be overwhelming negated upon for their selfish motives in undertaking this unacceptable activity just to gain monetary considerations and enought money for their own selfish end.

    The lives and properties that most likely to be lost due to the result of carelessness and unsafe practices of these flight by night mining operatiors which was started in Caibiran mountain cannot be paid for and will never be replaced by this very selfish motives by those who are behind this unpardonable crime against our environment and against our very own own people.

    No matter how one justifies this opposition of the people to mining one can conclude that the people who sponsors this kind of operation is desperate enough to gain money and economic previledge without consideration of the negative effects that mining operation may cause Biliran.

    I hate naming names but those who made mining a reality in Biliran is not really concern about the future generation of Biliran. They are blind enough of the prospective lives that Biliranon will have should mining operation in the island create more harm than good due to negative reasons and motives why such operation is pinagpipilitan or why mining operations is being pushed into and implemented upon despite the peoples opposition to it.

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