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Lawmaker urges House to probe mining firms

IT HAS BECOME a free-for-all hunt for gold in the village of Tambis in Barobo town, Surigao del Sur province. The supposed small-scale mining operations have led to craters this big in areas that used to be farms. CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A lawmaker urged the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation into the mining accidents in the country involving foreign and local firms.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Camarines Sur village chair faces illegal mine rap

Through gold deposit is good for only small-scale mining, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, the precious mineral is being panned for even on shores. Jay de Leon earns P150 a day panning for gold on the beach of Barangay Gata in Lahuy Island in Caramoan town, Camarines Sur province. JUAN ESCANDOR JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The head of the environment watchdog unit in Camarines Sur province on April 1 filed countercharges against the village head of Barangay Gata in Lahuy Island in Caramoan town, Camarines Sur, where four small-scale miners were shot dead on March 22.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

2 foreigners say provincial gov’t allowed their mining venture

Two foreigners financing small-scale mining operations in a Surigao del Sur town are insisting that they are running a legitimate mining venture with a permit issued by the provincial government.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Consistent honor student gets 14-carat gold medal

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For the last 10 years, her diligence at school has brought pride and wealth to her family — literally.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NBI probes gov for illegal mining

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THE 300-FOOT-DEEP open pit in Barangay Napaod, Labo town, Camarines Norte province, where illegal miners are allegedly working for Camarines Norte Gov. Edgardo Tallado, continue to dig for minerals to the detriment of the local community. SHIENA M. BARRAMEDA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

A 300-foot-deep gaping pit, now being filled with water, has replaced the nearly 10 hectares of hilly forested land that farmer Zenaida Gallardo, 71, used to tend.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Marinduque folk rally against mine waste deal

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PROTESTERS from six towns in Marinduque converge at a covered court near the municipal hall of Boac, the town worst hit by the 1996 disaster caused by 200 million tons of mine waste discharged into the Boac River. JOFEL JOYCE LANCION/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

More than a thousand people held a rally on Monday in Boac, Marinduque province, to protest a $20-million deal being offered to the province as compensation for the 1996 mine waste spill that killed the Boac River and its tributaries and is considered the country’s worst mining disaster.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Pangasinan black sand mine case: NBI help sought in probe

PART of the stockpile of magnetite sand found by environment authorities in a private port in Sual, Pangasinan province, and which was transported allegedly without permits. Photo was taken on March 10. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said his department would definitely support the recommendation to deny the application for an environment compliance certificate (ECC) by Xypher Builders Inc.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Free-for-all gold hunt in Surigao

IT HAS BECOME a free-for-all hunt for gold in the village of Tambis in Barobo town, Surigao del Sur province. The supposed small-scale mining operations have led to craters this big in areas that used to be farms. CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Supposed small-scale operators allegedly with a permit from the province’s governor have turned to open-pit mining, turning vast tracts of farmlands in a gold-rich village in this town into what looks like craters the size of coliseums.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,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 »

1 dead, 3 hurt in Danao coal mine cave-in

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RELATIVES of Melvin Landero, 20, who died in  a collapsed tunnel, anxiously await news about the coal miner outside the mining site being operated by Seri Mining Corp. in the mountain village of Dungga in Danao City. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CEBU DAILY NEWS

A 20-year-old miner was killed while three others were hurt on Saturday when a coal mine caved in in Danao City in northern Cebu province.
Police identified the dead as Melvin Landero of Barangay (village) Dungga, around 20 kilometers from the city proper. His body was recovered Sunday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Malacañang steps into Marinduque deal with mining company

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Whether the invitation is for a simple luncheon or a meeting to seek “legal advice” from the Palace, the national government has apparently stepped into the continuing negotiation between Marinduque and the mining company sued over the 1996 tailing spillage, now considered the country’s worst mining tragedy.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Solons ask board to reject mining tragedy deal

Two legislators from the province of Marinduque are asking the provincial board to reject a $20-million offer to settle a case involving the country’s worst mining disaster.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

200 feared trapped in South African illegal gold mine

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Over 200 workers were feared trapped Sunday inside an illegal gold mine in South Africa, emergency rescuers said.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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