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Arrests show black sand mining alive


A Chinese miner and eight Filipino workers were arrested for illegal black sand mining in a coastal village in Gonzaga town in Cagayan province on Monday, indicating that the destruction of shores in the province by black sand miners continues.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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

Sual Pangasinan map

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 »