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Ilocos folk block bid to lift ban on black sand mining

Representatives of church groups and schools and residents have opposed a proposed resolution that would lift a ban on black sand mining in Ilocos Norte province.

Posted: June 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ilocos Norte gives sand mining a chance

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The official who led the provincial board of Ilocos Norte into banning black sand mining six months ago has softened his position.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pangasinan black sand mine case: NBI help sought in probe

PART of the stockpile of magnetite sand found by environment authorities in a private port in Sual, Pangasinan province, and which was transported allegedly without permits. Photo was taken on March 10. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said his department would definitely support the recommendation to deny the application for an environment compliance certificate (ECC) by Xypher Builders Inc.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

EMB seeks probe of transport of black sand

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A firm contracted by the Pangasinan government to develop a golf course in Lingayen town is in trouble with environment officials for the alleged unauthorized transport of a stockpile of 1,000 metric tons of black sand to a port facility.

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

Black sand mining persists in Cagayan

HEAVY equipment belonging to Hua Xia Mining and Trading Corp. dig up black sand from the front lawns of houses in Calayan village in Gonzaga town in this file photo taken in October last year. Such operations have continued until today, according to antimining advocates, despite a series of raids by government authorities and petitions from opposing groups.  Melvin Gascon/Inquirer Northern Luzon

Environmental advocates in Cagayan province on Sunday lamented the apparent helplessness of the government in stopping what they described as illegal black sand mining operations by foreign companies, mostly Chinese, in the province’s northern coastal areas.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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