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IN THE KNOW: Small-scale mining

Republic Act No. 7076 defines “small-scale mining” as mineral exploration that employs manual labor with simple implements and methods and not explosives or heavy equipment.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

South Cotabato won’t review mining code

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South Cotabato has shut the door on a possible review of the 2010 provincial environment code that bans open-pit mining and other mining practices.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Naga City plants more tree replacements than required

To replace the 58 trees it felled for an oval project for track and field athletes, the Naga City government has planted 3,900 indigenous tree saplings, or 1,000 more than what the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) required.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

South Cotabato firmly against open-pit mining

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IT HAS BECOME a free-for-all hunt for gold in the village of Tambis in Barobo town, Surigao del Sur province. The supposed small-scale mining operations have led to craters this big in areas that used to be farms. CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The provincial government of South Cotabato has shut the door to a review of the 2010 provincial legislation that bans destructive mining practices from the province.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Go to school on lake’

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has undertaken a project to turn an 8,125-hectare Oriental Mindoro lake into a “classroom.” DENR and the Divine Word College of Calapan partnered to launch, “Bangklase: Klase sa Bangka, Ibang Klase,” an educational shipboard project to preserve Naujan Lake National Park. Naujan Lake, the country’s 5th […]

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

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