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Benguet solons seek scrapping of taxes on small-scale gold mining

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Ronald Cosalan

Two lawmakers from gold-rich Benguet province want to remove taxes on gold extracted by small-scale miners to curb the smuggling of the precious metal out of the country.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

China: Landslide traps 83 in Tibet gold mine area

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, earthmovers remove rocks and mud on the scene where a landslide hit a mining area in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Friday, March 29, 2013. The large landslide trapped dozens of workers in the gold mining area, state media reported.  AP/Xinhua, Chogo/NO SALES

Chinese state media say a large landslide Friday trapped 83 workers in a gold mining area in Tibet. China Central Television cited a local official as saying the landslide occurred early in the morning and covered around 4 square kilometers (1.5 square miles) in the Maizhokunggar county of Lhasa, the regional capital.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Execs say arrests halted Mindoro illegal mining

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CALAPAN CITY—The recent arrest of 19 small-scale gold miners in Puerto Galera shows the seriousness of local authorities in the campaign to stop illegal-mining operations in the province, said Oriental Mindoro Gov. Alfonso Umali.   Aside from an existing 25-year moratorium on large-scale mining in the province, he said he had declared Oriental Mindoro a […]

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Police arrest 19 small scale miners

Police have arrested 19 small scale miners for illegal gold mining in tourist destination Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gold miner says he didn’t betray Siman

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Gold miner Ronnie Basar Habitan on Saturday denied that he called Supt. Hansel Marantan to inform him about the visit of Victor Siman and his group hours before they were killed by a joint police-military team at a checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon province, on Jan. 6.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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