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Philex Mining allowed to resume Padcal operations 2 years after tailings leak

ON AUG. 1 last year, Tailings Storage Facility No. 3 of Philex Mining Corp. in Itogon, Benguet, leaked and spilled 20 million metric tons of silt into the Balog Creek and Agno River. As of late April, Philex officials said cleanup in the creek was 98-percent complete. RICHARD BALONGLONG

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau has allowed Philex Mining Corp. to finally resume its operations in its Padcal mine in Benguet, roughly two years after the company was slapped with a cease and desist order.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Paje sends trees to help reclaim illegal road

Ramon Paje

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje sent 2,000 tree seedlings to Baguio City to help rehabilitate portions of a watershed that were bulldozed to make way for an illegal road in Tuba town, Benguet province, said an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Power co-op to energize 50 schools in Benguet


For years, public schools in remote villages of Benguet province have relied on sunlight to illuminate their classrooms, as the terrain and bad roads have hampered power distributors from connecting power lines to their communities.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

House in middle of road irks Benguet farmers

‘SIGA’ The village leader’s house (encircled) sits right in the middle of this farm-to-market road in Buguias town, Benguet province. This grainy photo was taken by a farmer. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Farmers of Barangay Baculongan Norte in Buguias town, Benguet province, have been spending more money to ship out vegetables to the market after a former village official built a house in the middle of their farm-to-market road.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

What’s with these prosecutors?


Vice President Jojo Binay wants to have Interior Secretary Mar Roxas for his running mate in the 2016 presidential elections.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »