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In South Cotabato, a template for small-scale mining

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Regulated small-scale mining has worked two ways for South Cotabato province and the miners: While they contribute to the local government coffers through taxes, the government helps ensure safety in the mining area and promote scientific technology to sustain industry income, says Seigfred Flaviano, designated head of the provincial environment and management office.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

A template for small-scale mines

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A MINER emerges from a tunnel in T’boli, South Cotabato province. Jeoffrey Maitem

Except for a few mine workers carrying bags of ore out of the dark, muddy tunnel, the mouth of the Minahang Bayan in Barangay Kematu looks deserted and empty late morning of a weekday. But village chair Mansueto de la Peña says it is only because close to 200 workers are already beneath the portal in a nebulous network of tunnels.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

South Cotabato won’t review mining code

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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 »

South Cotabato firmly against open-pit mining

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IT HAS BECOME a free-for-all hunt for gold in the village of Tambis in Barobo town, Surigao del Sur province. The supposed small-scale mining operations have led to craters this big in areas that used to be farms. CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The provincial government of South Cotabato has shut the door to a review of the 2010 provincial legislation that bans destructive mining practices from the province.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

South Cotabato jailbirds build coffins, make Christmas decor

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Some inmates at the South Cotabato Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center keep themselves busy these days building coffins.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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