This paper looks into how two types of communities in the Philippines currently deal with the impacts, present and foreseen, of the anticipated closure of a mine. The paper also demonstrates that the two communities, while different in size and other characteristics, share the complexity of social and economic displacement associated with the loss of livelihood or income sources. Thus, schemes to implement mine closure necessarily entail the systematic and shared efforts of multiple parties. The paper concludes that mine closure concerns should be recognised as governance issues and appropriate actions require the leadership and commitment of the national government and its relevant instrumentalities.
Chaloping-March, M. (2009). Political and corporate governance for effective mine closure. In A. B. Fourie & M. Tibbett (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Mine Closure. Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth (pp. 403-416).