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Antique relocation questioned


The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has raised questions on the relocation of hundreds of residents of Semirara Island in Antique province by the municipal government of Caluya.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Still no sign of 5 missing mine workers in Semirara

FAMILIES of the buried workers of Semirara Mining Corp., company officials and workers attend a Mass near the collapsed portion of the wall of the Pantian open mine pit. RAFFY LERMA

Except for a recovered human body part, there were no signs of the five workers who were among 10 people buried by tons of soil when a portion of a wall of the Semirara Mining Corp. (SMC) open mine pit collapsed here five days ago.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘It’s hard to just wait, I want to help dig’

WAITING AND HOPING LALAINE Planca, mother of one of the missing mine workers, waits for news by the door of her house at the Semirara Mining Corp. housing complex for employees. RAFFY LERMA

Lalaine Planca is grappling with her grief. “I have lost two already and that’s too much,” she said.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sleepless miner recounts seeing friends buried alive


“Every time I close my eyes, I keep seeing my friends and fellow workers who died,” recounted Rodrigo (not his real name), who said that he had not slept for the past two days.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Disaster leaves mining industry under siege

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It is the second mining disaster to occur in the country in seven months, putting the local mining industry under siege, but investors do not expect a prolonged suspension of operations of Semirara Mining Corp.’s Panian open-pit coal mine in Antique, given that the disaster was “not environmental” in nature.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »