Illegal Gold Mines

Illegal Gold Mines – The Dark Side of Gold Mining

Local government unit of the area failed tremendously since time immemorial due to bribes at the expense of poor miners who risks their lives everyday. Thank you DW documentary for exposing this illegal activity to a greater level. In the Philippines it is ignored all these years.

In the mines of Paracale, workers search for gold using the world’s most dangerous methods. Diving into flooded underground caves, they constantly risk their lives. 

The business is illegal. But for many, it is the only way they can earn money. In the past, the mineral trade flourished in the small Philippine coastal town of Paracale. (more…)