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MGB integrates storm surge warnings in geohazard maps; Minglanilla, Talisay at risk

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THE Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) will include in its geohazards mapping and information campaigns the vulnerability of towns and cities in Central Visayas to storm surge. This came as a lesson after the storm surge caused by supertyphoon Yolanda devastated buildings and houses in Eastern Visayas leaving thousands dead. “If geologists see that a [...]

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Mandaue City relocation site prone to flooding, MGB says

THE 6.5 hectare relocation site in barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City is susceptible to liquefaction and flooding, results of a geo-hazard assessment report of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) showed yesterday. The agency also recommended converting two blocks located between an active and dry river bed into a green zone. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes [...]

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

No compromise on mine leak—Aquino

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President Benigno Aquino III. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III’s marching orders to Environment Secretary Ramon Paje brooked no argument: Do not compromise on the environment.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Team finds no violation in mine firm operations in Agusan del Norte

A team of environment and mining experts, as well as indigenous people and church groups, have cleared the San Roque Metals Inc. (SRMI) of environmental violation charges coming from local politicians in Agusan del Norte.

Posted: May 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bill declares Eastern Samar mining-free

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Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone has filed a bill seeking to declare the province as mining-free.

Posted: March 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Newsbriefs

BEFORE taking another step, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wants to validate reports about the presence of whale sharks in the city’s coastal areas.

Posted: February 23rd, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Illegal gold mining’ activities in Leyte, Samar probed

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Eastern Visayas is investigating the reported illegal gold mining activities in Southern Leyte and in Eastern Samar.

Posted: January 18th, 2012 in CDN - Visayas,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

NEWS BRIEFS

ABOUT 10 towns each were identified as flood-prone and landslide prone areas in Cebu, according to a geohazard map that will soon be released by the Provincial Planning Development Office (PPDO).

Posted: January 13th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

No more excuses; Geohazard maps soon in the Internet

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There’ll be no more excuses. Very soon, with the click of a mouse, you’ll be able to access government geohazard maps and tell if you should move because your village lies within a danger zone.

Posted: January 8th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Small-scale miners choose to live in valley of death

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They have lived in poverty for long and would rather embrace the valley of death than leave the gold-rich mountains of Pantukan town in Compostela Valley.

Posted: January 7th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DENR bureau warns mine wastes spill threaten 2 Marinduque towns

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As the province continued to experience erratic but heavy monsoon rains, flash floods threatened to inundate the towns of Boac and Mogpog, not just from a leaky Marinduque Copper Mining Corp. (Marcopper) dam but also from a siltation dam “in imminent danger of collapsing” and an abandoned open pit filled with millions of cubic meters of water and mine wastes.

Posted: December 10th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t rejects 131 mine applications

The government has rejected at least 131 mining applications since November mainly because of the applicants’ failure to acquire prior consent from communities where the mining operations will be located, according to a ranking mining official.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘No new exemptions to log ban’ says Mines bureau head

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President Benigno Aquino III did not grant any new exemptions to the total log ban other than what is spelled out in Executive Order No. 23, the head of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said on Saturday, allaying fears the mining industry had been exempted from the ban.

Posted: November 13th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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