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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

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

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


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 »

Child victim wanted to finish school; uncle needs operation

IT was nine-year-old Jecan Geraldiso’s dream to finish school. “Kung muadto na sila sa among balay kuyog sa akong ubang pag-umangkon, makakita gyud na siya ug mga medal unya mangutana siya, “Nong, asa ka gikan ani? (When he comes home with his siblings and cousins, he always noticed my medals and would ask me where I got the medals),” said Gabby Lariosa, Jecan’s uncle and a staffer of Cebu Daily News.

Posted: May 6th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Boy, 9 went quarrying to buy himself a shirt

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A 9-year-old boy was killed in San Fernando town in southern Cebu late Friday afternoon when a huge chunk of sand in a quarry site caved in and buried him and his uncle alive.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Don’t blame mining for landslides, says Compostela Valley governor

Compostela Valley Gov. Arturo Uy (lpp.gov.ph photo)

Mining is not to blame for the deadly landslides and flash floods spawned by Typhoon “Pablo,” Gov. Arturo Uy said on Thursday.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Typhoon trauma haunts Compostela Valley folk


With an estimated 327 people dead, the people of Compostela Valley are obviously scarred.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov, DENR stop quarrying in Banahaw


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.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rain,quarrying behind landslides


Not just rain, but quarrying in a mountain site contributed to the landslide that killed a man who went to fetch water at a spring in barangay Jaclupan, Talisay city on Thursday during typhoon Ofel.

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DENR exec wants investigation of illegal quarry in Mount Banahaw

A QUARRY site at the slope of Mount Banahaw in Sariaya, Quezon. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

LUCENA CITY—Illegal rock mining activities are back at the slope of Mount Banahaw, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Saturday. Sally Pangan, DENR protected area supervisor for Mounts Banahaw-San Cristobal, said her office has been receiving reports that quarry operations have resumed outside the permitted areas of licensed [...]

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Illegal quarry in Banahaw back, says mountain guard


Illegal rock mining activities is back at the slope of Mount Banahaw, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Saturday.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,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 »

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