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Senate sets inquiry on Philex mining spill

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Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. FILE PHOTO

The Senate has set an inquiry into the “unprecedented” mine spill that occurred at a mining site of Philex Mining Corporation in the province of Benguet last August 2012.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cordillera mines start review of mine tailings, waste disposal

This is Philex Mining Corp. Tailings Pond No. 3 in Itogon town of Benguet, photo taken on December 1, 2011. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Mining firms operating in the Cordillera have begun reviewing their waste-management facilities, including the designs of their tailings dams, in the aftermath of the tailings pond leak at the Benguet facility of Philex Mining Corp. in August.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

S. Cotabato governor vows to block open pit mining

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KORONADAL City, Philippines—Governor Arthur Pingoy has vowed not to allow any open-pit mining operations in his province unless a court declares as illegal a landmark local legislation, which bans such a mining practice. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial board) here passed an ordinance banning open-pit mine in 2010. Pingoy issued the statement on Friday during the [...]

Posted: September 25th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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