Proposition to Ban Mining in the Philippines

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Proposition: Resoloved that Mining in the Philippines be Banned. I. Exordium (opening)
“Where you stand on this issue is determined by the question: do you love this country? If you do, you'll fight for it..”
“Mining is a search-and-destroy mission.” II. Salutation:
Member of the Board of Judges, my worthy opponents, ladies and gentlemen, Good afternoon. III. Definition:
According to Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary, mining is the excavation of materials from the Earth's crust, including those of organic origin, such as coal and petroleum. Modern mining is costly and complicated. First, a mineral vein that can likely produce enough of the desired substance to justify the cost of extraction must be located. Then the size of the vein or deposit is determined, and mining engineers decide the best way to mine it. Most of the world's yearly mineral production is extracted by surface mining, which includes open-pit mining, strip mining, and quarrying. For ore bodies that lie a considerable distance below the surface, underground mining must be considered. In both techniques, excavating and extracting mineral substances involve costly combinations of drilling, blasting, hoisting, and hauling, as well as measures for health and safety and reduction of environmental impact. IV. Team Split I shall discuss the Necessity aspect while my team mate, 2nd speaker shall discuss the Beneficiality and the 3rd speaker shall discuss the Practicability aspect of the proposition. V. Argument I

VI. Argument II

VII. Argument III

VIII. Closing/Conclusion

Haribon Foundation features women in the book “STORIES from the MINES of struggle, sisterhood and solidarity” released by Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM); these are the women “who continue to campaign for human dignity, biodiversity conservation and sustainable communities”. Natividad Nagutom or Naty, 61, is a resident of Barangay Magapua, Mogpog in Marinduque. She is married to Julio Nagutom and a mother of eight

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