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Justices question gov’t move on getting equitable share in mining profit

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. FILE PHOTO

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday questioned what the government has been doing to improve its share of profit in the mining industry.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Disaster leaves mining industry under siege

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It is the second mining disaster to occur in the country in seven months, putting the local mining industry under siege, but investors do not expect a prolonged suspension of operations of Semirara Mining Corp.’s Panian open-pit coal mine in Antique, given that the disaster was “not environmental” in nature.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Vizcaya doubles taxes on mining operations

In a move seen to discourage the entry of more foreign mining companies, the provincial government has enacted an ordinance that will increase taxes on mineral lands starting next year.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bicol mining company owner killed in Laguna ambush


The owner of a gold mining company in Camarines Norte was killed while his female companion was wounded when unidentified men sprayed bullets on their vehicle in Calamba City, Laguna, early Thursday.

Posted: August 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Convert abandoned mines to ‘Minahang Bayan,’ group urges

Abandoned mines and idle lands covered by old American mineral patents must be returned to the public domain and developed into “Minahang Bayan” (public mines) zones for small-scale mining communities, the leader of Benguet’s small-scale miners said on Sunday.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »