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SC allows mining group through ex-Chief Justice Puno to join mining debate

Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno. INQUIRER file photo

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) through retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno and retired Associate Justice Vicente Mendoza to participate in the debate on the petition that challenges anew the constitutionality of the Mining Act of 1995.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC Justices tell anti-mining advocates: We can’t serve as conscience of gov’t

Associate Justice Roberto Abad. Photo from http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph

What is the role of the Supreme Court in the questions about the Mining Act of 1995?

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

New mining EO may well end ‘pick and shovel’ days

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The much-anticipated new mining policy of the Aquino administration may very well spell the end of the “pick and shovel” practice of small-scale miners, according to Compostela Valley Gov. Arturo Uy.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DENR, tourism council seek more no-mining zones


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the National Tourism Council last week endorsed proposals to delineate hundreds of areas as “no-mining zones.”

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Catholic, Protestant bishops vs mining

Catholic and Protestant bishops have called on Congress anew to scrap the Mining Act of 1995, which allows foreign companies to explore and extract minerals in the country, and to pass House Bill No. 4315 or the People’s Mining Bill, which was filed by militant legislators in March.

Posted: October 9th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Small-scale mining blamed for destruction

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The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) has dismissed claims its members were destroying the environment and put the blame squarely on unregulated small-scale mining and slash-and-burn farming methods. Since the Mining Act of 1995, the government has strictly enforced adherence to responsible mining and clearly delineated mining areas to preserve the environment, the [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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