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South Cotabato won’t review mining code


South Cotabato has shut the door on a possible review of the 2010 provincial environment code that bans open-pit mining and other mining practices.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Police nab 3 suspects in killing of mine exec

Davao del Sur

Three suspects in the September 2011 killing of an executive of the South Cotabato-based Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) were arrested inside a cockpit in Malalag, Davao del Sur, the police announced Saturday.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino ignored ‘Boss’ by issuing ECC to South Cotabato mine—Bayan

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Outrage from varied groups continues to snowball over the government’s issuance of an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) to mining giant Xstrata’s Sagittarius Mines Inc.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Controversial mine firm may get ECC but …

Xstrata’s Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) might finally be able to secure an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) but it could still not operate as the mining company has to comply with other requirements, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said here last week.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tribal war feared over killings of Blaan members

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Davao del Sur

The sister of a tribal leader whose wife and two children were killed in a military operation last Thursday, said a “pangayaw” (tribal war) could erupt due to the killings.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »