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Governor Edgardo Tallado says illegal mining charge vs him mudslinging


Gov. Edgardo Tallado said the illegal mining allegations hurled against him by some residents in Labo town, this province, were “very early political black propaganda” designed to destroy his reputation.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Group decries 2-year delay in illegal mining case


A group of village officials and residents of Lingayen, Pangasinan province, is pressing the Office of the Ombudsman to speed up the resolution of their complaint for illegal mining against provincial officials, led by Gov. Amado Espino Jr., and officers of mining and building companies.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Town loses water to illegal miners

WATER gushes from the Maputi spring in Rosario, Agusan del Sur, in this photo taken before Oct. 15. CHRIS PANGANIBAN/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Officials here are pinning the blame for a water shortage gripping this town on the operations of illegal miners.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mines bureau probes drying up of spring in Agusan

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Officials here said about 16 illegal small-scale gold mining tunnels reportedly operated by a top local official of this gold-rich town could be to blame for the drying up of natural spring that caused a water crisis to thousands of households.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

18 Chinese illegal miners arrested


Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation arrested 18 Chinese on charges that they were conducting illegal mining operations in a coastal village in Aparri town.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »