|Project Details||Taganito Mining Corporation holds a Mining Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) Nr. 266-2008-XIII in Claver municipality, Surigao del Norte. The MPSA covers an area of 4,584.5145 ha of nickel and other associated mineral deposits. The MPSA was granted on July 28, 2008 .|
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to operate within the ancestral domains of the Mamanwas was signed by TMC with the indigenous Ampantrimtu association in 2006 . According to the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997, indigenous are entitled to a 1% share of gross production/output, if they agree that the mining company operates on their ancestral lands.
The Certified Ancestral Lands (CADT) of the Mamanwa tribe comprises 48,678 ha of Claver municipality, in which 5,000 Mamanwas live . The total population of Claver municipality is 23,702 persons .
TMC together with Japanese Mitsui & Co. Ltd, Japanese Sumitomo Metal Mining Corporation (SMM) and its Philippine subsidiary Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation further constructed a 30,000 tons-a-year smelting plant in Taganito, starting its operation by 2013. The plant is using a High Pressure Acid Leach (HPAL) technology. The smelting plant, operated by Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation, was reported to be a 1.7 billion dollar project .
Loans for the smelting plant were partly provided by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. No information could be found so far on the other banks that provided loans for TMC's operations.
For the year 2013, the company reported to have sold 874 thousand wet metric tons (WMT) of low-grade limonite ore to the newly commissioned processing plant under Taganito HPAL Nickel Corp .
TMC is 65% owned by Nickel Asia Corporation; 33.5% owned by Pacific Metals Corporation; and 1.5% owned by Sojitz Corporation . Shares of Nickel Asia Corporation are further owned through the PCD Nominee Corporation, the Mantra Resources Corporation and the Ni Capital Corporation .
|Project Area (in hectares)||4,584.5145|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||1,700,000,000 (Nickel processing plant)|
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Potential Affected Population||23,702 (population of Claver municipality)|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) (TMC) from Philippines - mining|
Nickel Asia Corporation (NAC) from Philippines - mining
Pacific Metals Co. Ltd from Japan - mining and metal industry
Sojitz Corporation from Japan - investment
Sumitomo Metal Mining Corporation (SMMC) from Japan - mining and metals industry
Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation (THPAL) from Philippines - metal processing
PCD Nominee Corporation from Philippines
Mantra Resource Corporation from Philippines - investment
Nihao Mineral Resources International, Inc. (NI) from Philippines - mining
|Relevant government actors||Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)|
Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)
National Council for Indigenous People (NCIP)
|International and Financial Institutions||Japan Bank for International Corporation (JBIC) from Japan|
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Taganito Mamanwa Association; Asosasyon sa Madazaw na Panagkaisa nan mga Tribong Mamanwa sa Taganito ug Urbiztondo (Ampantrimtu); Tribal Commission of Mindanao (TRICOM); Social Action Center in the Diocese of Tandag; SPECIAL COMMITTEE of the KORONADAL IP WOMEN GATHERING; Kalikasan PNE, and others.|