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Disaster leaves mining industry under siege

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It is the second mining disaster to occur in the country in seven months, putting the local mining industry under siege, but investors do not expect a prolonged suspension of operations of Semirara Mining Corp.’s Panian open-pit coal mine in Antique, given that the disaster was “not environmental” in nature.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate sets inquiry on Philex mining spill

Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. FILE PHOTO

The Senate has set an inquiry into the “unprecedented” mine spill that occurred at a mining site of Philex Mining Corporation in the province of Benguet last August 2012.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Coast Guard says fuel leak from ship stopped


The Coast Guard in this city said it has stopped an oil leak from a container vessel that listed in this city’s port on Saturday.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mutant tilapia found in rivers near breached mine-tailings pond of Philex

This is Philex Mining Corp. Tailings Pond No. 3 in Itogon town of Benguet, photo taken on December 1, 2011. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Mutant tilapias were reportedly found in the rivers of a mining village in Tuba, Benguet province after one of Philex Mining Corp.’s tailings pond leaked last August, a result of a fact-finding mission joined by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Thousands join Lapu clean-up

THOUSANDS of residents and city and barangay officials of Lapu-Lapu City joined the international coastal and underwater clean-up day on Saturday.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »