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Mining firm exec says no breach in Itogon ponds

An official of Benguet Corp. said there was no breach in the company’s tailings dam in Itogon town, Benguet province, nor was there a danger of a future breach there.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Senate sets inquiry on Philex mining spill

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


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 »