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Philex back on its feet after mine disaster

ON AUG. 1 last year, Tailings Storage Facility No. 3 of Philex Mining Corp. in Itogon, Benguet, leaked and spilled 20 million metric tons of silt into the Balog Creek and Agno River. As of late April, Philex officials said cleanup in the creek was 98-percent complete.  RICHARD BALONGLONG

More than 10 months after it stopped operations last year, it is now business as usual for the Padcal mines of Philex Mining Corp. at Barangay Ampucao in Itogon, Benguet.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Senate sets inquiry on Philex mining spill

Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. FILE PHOTO

The Senate has set an inquiry into the “unprecedented” mine spill that occurred at a mining site of Philex Mining Corporation in the province of Benguet last August 2012.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »