Anti-mining campaigners jump on Lafayette

AS Lafayette Mining continues to count the cost of damage from the typhoon that hit its Rapu Rapu base metals operation in the Philippines last week it has been forced to defend itself against claims that its activities at the mine caused a landslide nearby that resulted in an unspecified number of fatalities.

In a statement released on Friday, the company said the “false, insensitive and irresponsible” allegations linking it with the landslide that occurred near the village of Malobago were made by vocal

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