Mining

Mining industry seeks policy changes

Published by rudy Date posted on July 8, 2021

by R.M.D.Ochave, BusinessWorld, 8 Jul 2021 THE MINING INDUSTRY is pushing for key policy changes that will boost the sector’s growth and help the economy recover faster from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Green group supports ban on open-pit mining, protection of ‘no mining zones’

Published by rudy Date posted on May 27, 2021

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com), 27 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — An environmental activist group voiced its support for proposed measures declaring areas “no mining zones” and banning the open pit method of mining in the Philippines, a country rich in precious minerals.

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DENR: Creation of Minahang Bayan sites to generate jobs in countryside

Published by rudy Date posted on May 25, 2021

By: Karl R. Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is fast-tracking the establishment of Minahang Bayan areas all over the country amid the growing number of unemployed Filipinos.

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Philippines lifts nine-year-old ban on new mines to boost revenues

Published by rudy Date posted on April 15, 2021

By Reuters, 15 Apr 2021 MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a moratorium on new mineral agreements imposed in 2012, reopening the door to fresh mining investments as he seeks to boost state revenues to fund infrastructure projects and other initiatives.

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Suspended mines allowed to resume operations

Published by rudy Date posted on April 13, 2021

by Madelaine B. Miraflor, Manila Bulletin, 13 Apr 2021 The Philippine government has allowed the mining companies that were suspended and ordered closed by former Environment Secretary and late Regina Paz Lopez in 2017 to continue operating.

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Nickel Asia shuts, Philex Mining restarts some mining sites

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2020

by Ramon Royandoyan (Philstar.com), 28 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Operations of two mining firms were disrupted by the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Semirara denies collapse of mining pit wall caused death of worker

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2018

By: Nestor P. Burgos Jr. – @inquirerdotnet Inquirer, May 22, 2018 ILOILO CITY – The Semirara Mining Power Corp. (SMPC) refuted reports that a slippage or collapse in the walls of its its mining pit caused the death of a worker Sunday evening on Semirara Island in Antique.

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PH miners face stiffer competition in world market

Published by rudy Date posted on March 29, 2018

by KARL R. OCAMPO, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mar 29, 2018 The local mining sector is expecting a tougher business environment this year as the return of Indonesia to the international market is seen to pose stiff competition, said the chief of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP).

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11,000 families lose livelihood as mining activities stop in Camarines Norte

Published by rudy Date posted on February 17, 2017

SMALL-SCALE OPERATIONS By: Juan Escandor Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 17, 2017 DAET, Camarines Norte—Some 11,000 families in the towns of Paracale and Panganiban have lost their primary source of income after the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued a cease-and-desist order (CDO) against mining activities…

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Lopez, Dominguez agree on ‘multi-stakeholder’ review of mining

Published by rudy Date posted on February 9, 2017

ABS-CBN News, Feb 09 2017 MANILA – A Cabinet oversight body on Thursday said it would create a “multi-stakeholder review” of mining operations in the country following the environment department’s decision to shut or suspend 28 mines.

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Mining firms challenge closure

Published by rudy Date posted on February 4, 2017

By: Ronnel W. Domingo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 04, 2017 The Philippine mining industry challenged on Friday the planned closure of 23 mines, mostly nickle producers, and the suspension of at least five others, saying it would affect an estimated 1.3 million people.

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‘Mining order means losses’

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2017

Solons, miners warn of massive displacement by Anna Leah E. Gonzales and Christine F. Herrera, Feb. 03, 2017 MORE than 19,000 people will lose their jobs once the government closes down 21 mining companies and suspends the operations of six more, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau said yesterday.

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1.2M workers to lose jobs due to closure of 23 mines–COMP

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2017

By: Ed Margareth Barahan, INQUIRER.net, Feb. 03, 2017 Over 1.2 million workers will lose their jobs following the closure of 23 large-scale mining firms as ordered by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Sec. Gina Lopez, according to the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP).

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Legalize small-scale mining, labor exec, environmental group urge

Published by rudy Date posted on January 13, 2017

By: Jaymee T. Gamil, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan. 13, 2017 Amid a government crackdown on mining, a contentious proposal has arisen: The formalization of small-scale mining.

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DMCI Mining cuts workforce

Published by rudy Date posted on November 18, 2016

By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star), November 18, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – DMCI Mining Corp. has reduced its workforce by 62 percent in the nine months to September this year, parent firm DMCI Holdings Inc. said yesterday.

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Poison gas kills 2 in Benguet mining tunnel

Published by rudy Date posted on December 16, 2015

CAMP DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: Two mine workers died of gas poisoning inside a mining tunnel of Baguio Gold in Tuding, Itogon this province on Tuesday, three days after another miner was reported to have died of suffocation in the mining site.

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Balancing act

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2014

More than 3,000 residents, including miners, scholars and community leaders, staged last Aug.18 simultaneous protest actions against what they called unreasonable closure of four mining sites that led to hundreds of job losses in two towns in Zambales.

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Miners dismayed by proposed tax hike

Published by rudy Date posted on July 8, 2014

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) has expressed dismay over that the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) is going ahead with proposed tax hikes “without taking into consideration comments and observations by authoritative third parties.”

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MICC revenue-sharing proposal spells doom for mining industry

Published by rudy Date posted on June 4, 2014

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) reiterated on Tuesday that the proposed revenue-sharing measure being pushed by the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) will render future legitimate mining projects uncompetitive.

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MGB revises IRR of Small-Scale Mining Act

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has completed the proposed revisions to the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991, which would pave the way for the establishment of more sites where small- scale mining activities would be allowed.

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MGB stops illegal black sand mining in Cagayan

Published by rudy Date posted on February 23, 2014

APARRI, Cagayan: The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) have put a stop to all illegal black sand mining operations in this province’s coastline, some of which have been suspended indefinitely pending review of several mining firms’ applications and operations.

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Four firms face suspensions over nickel contamination in Zambales town

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2014

Four mining companies may have their operations suspended over nickel contamination in the town of Sta. Cruz in Zambales since last year.

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Black sand mining continues at night

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2014

Convoys of trucks transport magnetite to port under cover of darkness GONZAGA, Philippines— At first glance, the processing plants that dot coastal communities in Cagayan province show no sign of activity, backing local officials’ claim that black sand mining has stopped.

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Understanding mining: part 2

Published by rudy Date posted on February 6, 2014

We continue today with the second and final part of the letter sent by a reader, lawyer Deo G. Contreras, Jr., about the state of Philippine mining. The letter which appeared in the column last Tuesday ended with the need for mineral and metal processing plants or refineries, and particularly mentioned the fate of the…

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Understanding mining: part 1

Published by rudy Date posted on February 4, 2014

We have a lengthy and quite comprehensive discussion contributed by a reader, Atty. Deo G. Contreras, Jr., about the state of Philippine mining. We will be featuring it in two parts so as not to miss on any important narration. Please read on.

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MGB deputizes 8 NBI agents to apprehend illegal miners

Published by rudy Date posted on December 4, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Eight agents of the environmental protection division of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have been deputized to apprehend perpetrators of illegal mining activities that continue despite numerous court orders suspending illicit operations.

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Traitors abetting Chinese poaching of Phl minerals

Published by rudy Date posted on August 7, 2013

For China it’s all for resources. It occupied the Mischief Reef and Bajo de Masinloc Shoal for the rich fishing grounds, and is invading the Recto Bank for the offshore oil. It is also into illegal, destructive mining in the Philippine mainland to feed its industries with precious and rare earth metals.

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Banning open pit mining has dire implications – expert

Published by rudy Date posted on August 5, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – A geology expert said banning open pit mining method has dire implications in construction, cement manufacturing and other key industries.

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PH No. 4 in nickel by 2014

Published by rudy Date posted on July 4, 2013

A scientist from Sumitomo discovered presence of scandium from nickel being refined by Nickel Asia. It is a rare mineral that sells $10,000 a pound. The by-product is largely used to further strengthen the alloy of nickel plated specialty steel products. (upper right picture) LME warehouses are filling up with 188,000 tons at the end…

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ComVal mining tunnel collapse: 1 dead, 1 rescued

Published by rudy Date posted on June 12, 2013

TAGUM CITY—A miner died and another was rescued when portion of a tunnel collapsed in a gold-rich village in Pantukan, Compostela Valley, on Monday, authorities on Tuesday said.

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