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Latest bombshell vs Binays

Vice President Jejomar Binay (left), his son Makati Mayor Junjun Binay (right) and 23 others face plunder case over the alleged “unconscionable overpricing” in the construction of an 11-story parking building (inset) that the city government supposedly built for P1.56 billion. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

One and a half years before the 2016 presidential election, the political smear campaign against the leading presidential contender, Vice President Jojo Binay, has begun.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Marinduque still magnet for mine firms


Despite the contamination of the province’s river in a 1996 mining disaster that had been tagged as the country’s worst, Marinduque continues to be a magnet for mining prospectors.

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

Alternative to mercury rises in Diwalwal

The environment group Basel Action Network (BAN) Toxics has opened a gold processing facility that it said offered an alternative to the continued use of mercury by small-scale miners in the gold rush area of Diwalwal in Monkayo town, Compostela Valley.

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

Suspected NPA rebels burn nickel firm’s dump trucks


Suspected New People’s Army rebels burned two dump trucks working for a nickel mining company operating in the town of Sofronio Española, southern Palawan Sunday night, police said Monday morning.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mining ‘accountability’ body set up by Aquino administration

Environment Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) expressed optimism that the country’s mining sector would become even more conscientious and transparent in its operations with the creation of an accountability mechanism for the industry.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »