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Governor Edgardo Tallado says illegal mining charge vs him mudslinging

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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

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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

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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 »

Continued illegal mining in Camarines Norte assailed

The owner of parcels of land in Camarines Norte being mined by a Malaysian firm decried the mining firm’s continued large-scale mining despite the absence of a permit from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Local execs, cops vow to capture Chinese mining mastermind

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Local officials and the police have vowed to capture the Chinese national behind the illegal mining operation that destroyed the river near the Mt. Magdiwata watershed.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

6 Chinese arrested in Agusan Sur; police hunt illegal mining financier

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Local officials and the police have promised to catch the Chinese national who allegedly financed an illegal mining operation that is threatening the Mt. Magdiwata watershed.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Philex back on its feet after mine disaster

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ON AUG. 1 last year, Tailings Storage Facility No. 3 of Philex Mining Corp. in Itogon, Benguet, leaked and spilled 20 million metric tons of silt into the Balog Creek and Agno River. As of late April, Philex officials said cleanup in the creek was 98-percent complete.  RICHARD BALONGLONG

More than 10 months after it stopped operations last year, it is now business as usual for the Padcal mines of Philex Mining Corp. at Barangay Ampucao in Itogon, Benguet.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | 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 »

MGB sees no resistance to closure of Paracale illegal mines

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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.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

3 foreign firms sued for illegal mines

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UNABATED illegal mining continues in the interior part of Iponan River in Cagayan de Oro City, giving its water a murky orange look. Firms owned by Chinese and Koreans have been tagged responsible for the environmental destruction. RICHEL V. UMEL/INQUIRER MINDANAO

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).

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

3 agencies to pursue illegal loggers, miners

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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.

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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