By DJ Yap
Environmental activists picketed the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City on Thursday in protest against its order permitting Philex Mining Corp. to resume operations in its Padcal facility.
Five youth militants were arrested by the Manila Police District after attempting to stage a lighting rally near the Gate 7 of Malacañang Palace, a report on Radyo Inquirer 990 AM Monday said.
By Maricar Cinco
The Provincial government of Romblon is gearing for a court battle after the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in the island-province ruled to nullify the capitol’s ban on metallic mining in the province.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Authorities have ordered at least five companies to stop quarrying operations on the slopes of Mount Banahaw in Sariaya town in Quezon for violations of their mining permits.
Four persons were allegedly abducted and several weapons were carted away after suspected New People’s Army rebels who pretended to be members of the military raided a mining firm in Agusan del Sur before dawn Thursday, a Philippine National Police spokesman said.
Northern Mindanao leaders on Friday urged the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to recall mineral exploration permits (EPs) it issued to mining firms eyeing the hinterlands of this city and nearby Iligan City for mineral extraction, specifically for gold and iron.
By Maurice Malanes
Mining engineers are generally “poor communicators,” Artemio Disini, president of the Philippine Chamber of Mines, admitted.