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By Maricar Cinco and Madonna Virola
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 [...]
By Jonas Cabiles Soltes
, Mar S. Arguelles
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (MGB-DENR) in Bicol said there has been no resistance to an order to shut down illegal mining operations in Paracale but a group which said they represent small-scale miners in the town said otherwise.
By Bobby Lagsa
Four companies issued quarry permits by the city government to extract sand and gravel in the hinterland Iponan River were actually mining for gold, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).
By Christine O. Avendaño
To step up the government’s drive against illegal logging and illegal mining, the Departments of Justice (DOJ), Environment (DENR), and Interior and Local Government (DILG) have formed two joint fact-finding committees which will investigate incidents involving these illegal activities and file cases in court against those involved.
A multinational mining firm is limiting the entry of civilians into an area covered by its license to mine in a town in Zamboanga del Sur after receiving intelligence reports about caches of firearms and explosives being smuggled in by illegal miners.
Authorities on Tuesday started implementing the cease and desist order issued by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) against small-scale miners in Bayog town in Zamboanga del Sur.
The House of Representatives will investigate the ambush of a Subanen tribe chieftain which led to the death of his 11-year-old son and the series of violent incidents in a gold-rich mining area allegedly being exploited by illegal mining groups and syndicates in Balabag, Zamboanga del Sur.
ZAMBOANGA CITY—Illegal mining continues in an area covered by a Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) in a town of Zamboanga del Sur and local officials admitted they were helpless against it. Leonardo Babasa Jr., mayor of Bayog town, said he could confirm the continued operations of illegal miners in the town, but blamed the [...]
The tribal leader who lost his son in an attack on Sept. 4 said on Saturday he was fighting illegal mining in his area and demanded that those behind illegal mines leave his town.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima disclosed on Friday the formation of a joint investigating panel that will focus on illegal mining and illegal logging activities in different parts of the country, said a report by Ricky Brozas on Radyo Inquirer 990 AM.
By Riza T. Olchondra
The Philippine affiliate of one of the biggest mining companies in the world on Monday said it has filed cases for libel and falsification of documents against those behind fake e-mails that the firm said was part of a larger conspiracy involving illegal mining syndicates.
By Jamie Elona
Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado has denied his alleged involvement in various illegal mining activities in the towns of Paracale and Jose Panganiban, but welcomed the investigation launched by Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.
By DJ Yap
Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo on Tuesday ordered an investigation into allegations that the governor of Camarines Norte, Edgardo Tallado, was condoning illegal mining activities in the iron ore and gold-rich towns of Paracale and Jose Panganiban.