An Inquiry into the Quarry: Lived Experiences and Narratives in Rombon’s Mining Communities

An Inquiry into the Quarry: Lived Experiences and Narratives in Rombon’s Mining Communities

Liberalized mining laws in 1995 was set on the contention that mining can spur growth at the national level but to this date, only environmental problems and human rights violations at the local realm have been set to motion.
Indeed, the marble mining industry has placed Romblon into world-wide recognition but has also allegedly, adversely affected the environment and the well-being of the people. Regional Office IV-B’s research assessed the current condition of Marble mining in Romblon, Romblon with reference to the human rights of the communities living in the marble quarrying sites.

The data from various stakeholders (civil society, residents, mining companies, the government) revealed that there are indeed some human rights that were adversely affected by the presence of Marble Mining in the locale. The study also provided recommendations at mitigating the impact of marble mining to the communities and ensure that responsible and sustainable marble mining can be made meaningfully possible.

We would like to thank CHR IV-B’s research team, the academics involved, the LGUs, Central Office Research Division and all the participants that contributed to the entire research process. This would not have been possible without their dedication and hard work.

To access the full research, please contact CHR IV-B Regional Office (see poster for details).