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Mindanao

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Displaced women and children from Dao, San Fernando, Bukidnon seeking sanctuary at the evacuation camp they have erected in front of the Provincial Capitol of Bukidnon in Malaybalay City. Photograph by Richard Gadit Touted as the ‘Land of Promise’ because of its rich natural resources, Mindanao is home to more than a half of the estimated mineral wealth in the Philippines, which amounts to an approximation of 12.6 Billion US Dollars. The ninth largest island in the world has the largest reserves of copper, gold, aluminum and iron, inviting the world’s biggest extractive industry players—BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Anglo-American, Sumitomo, Rio

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