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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 »

Mercury ban divides small miners

The mercury ban imposed by President Aquino through his new mining policy, Executive Order No. 79, has helped push an advocacy campaign to make Benguet mercury-free by 2015.

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

Governors back mining EO

Gov. Alfonso “Boy” Umali (mindorousa.com photo)

The Executive Order (EO) on Mining is “good for all stakeholders” since it proposes to develop the Philippines’ mineral resources with emphasis on social acceptability and strong safeguards on environmental protection, the president of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mining EO a virtual warning to LGUs—environmentalists


President Benigno Aquino’s new mining order is a virtual warning to local officials and communities not to pass ordinances banning mining, environmentalists said Wednesday.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

EO conflicts with LGUs’ laws against mining

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Declaring ordinances that ban certain types or all mining activities in a number of provinces and towns inconsistent with national laws will pose problems for local government units (LGUs) opposed to mining, officials and environmentalists said Tuesday.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Congress to pass higher tax on mines

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives will approve a measure to increase the government’s share from mining revenues in support of Malacañang’s move to revitalize the mining industry, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said Tuesday.ph

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino memo to DENR: No new mining permits in Palawan

President Benigno Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino has served notice to Environment Secretary Ramon Paje that no new mining applications should be approved in Palawan province, home to “world wonder” Puerto Princesa Underground River.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

List of cluster destinations and tourism development areas


(Legend: Lumped into 20 clusters, the Tourism Development Areas (TDA) are mostly long recognized as protected areas (PA) being natural parks (NP), marine reserve (MR), protected landscape (PL), wildlife sanctuary (WS), protected seascape (PS), protected landscape-seascape (PLS), watershed reservation (WR), or watershed forest reservation (WFR).) Grouping Cluster Destinations Tourism Development Areas Northern Philippines NP-1:  Batanes, [...]

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Antimining advocates cheer new Aquino policy, but…

Gina Lopez, Managing Director, ABS-CBN Foundation. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ardent antimining advocate Gina Lopez cheered President Benigno Aquino for making a stand to protect the environment by explicitly identifying in Executive Order No. 79 the areas banned from mining.

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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