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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


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


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 »

BIR zeroes in on gold miner: Does he pay taxes?

Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The gold miner whom the group of Victor “Vic” Siman visited in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, hours before a police-military team killed all 13 of them in Atimonan, Quezon province, 12 days ago has become a person of interest for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »