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Caramoan declared mining-free zone

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Lahuy Island INQUIRER SFILE PHOTO

Less than a month after four small-scale miners were shot and killed on Lahuy Island in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, the provincial board approved an ordinance declaring Caramoan a “quarrying and mining-free zone.”

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pampanga quarry collection breaches P1-B mark

Sand spewed out by Mount Pinatubo in 1991 has yielded more than P1 billion in quarry revenues and fees for Pampanga province during the administration of Gov. Lilia Pineda, a report from the provincial government environment and natural resources office (PGENRO) said.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Decor stones quarry site raided

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AUTHORITIES inspect a quarry site where “araal,” a dark, brown stone used for landscaping, is being extracted. PHOTO FROM PNP LAGUNA

Law enforcers raided a quarry site that sprawled across several hectares on the boundary of Mabitac, Laguna, and Pililla, Rizal, stumbling upon the illegal quarry operations as they acted on a tip that a cache of unlicensed firearms is being kept in the area.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

In Pampanga town, feeling of neglect sets in

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EQUIPMENT and volunteers gathered by the Minalin local government are mobilized to repair damaged portions of the San Fernando-Sto. Tomas-Minalin tail dike. The only backhoe that the Department of Public Works and Highways sent has broken down. TONETTE OREJAS / INQUIRER Central Luzon

Since Monday, Rico Yutuc and his group of 35 volunteers have been taking advantage of the sunny days, making walls of sandbags to enclose a 40-meter gap at the San Fernando-Santo Tomas-Minalin tail dike and repair it before another storm hits the province.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pampanga governor ratchets up quarry taxes target to P1B in 3 years

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Lilia Pineda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Re-elected Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda has raised the provincial government’s collection target from quarrying Mt. Pinatubo’s sand and gravel to P1 billion in the next three years.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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