Did mining or condoms cause the Compostela tragedy?

Posted at 12/08/2012 2:17 AM

We need to know what caused the recent tragedy.

We need to know because a lot of misinformation and disinformation are swirling around over the sudden death of hundreds of Filipinos, buried under tons of mud that cascaded down the nearly bald mountain ranges surrounding Compostela Valley at the height of Typhoon Pablo.

An anti-mining group has blamed large-scale mining.

Compostela Governor Arturo Uy, however, has rejected this explanation.

The governor, whom one newspaper once identified as a gold trader, instead blamed a waterfall that collapsed.

Before this tragedy, Comval had everything going for it.