MANILA, Philippines – The provincial board of Zamboanga del Sur is calling on the regional office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to stop all illegal mining operations in the province.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Zamboanga del Sur has passed a resolution requesting the MGB regional office to stop all illegal mining operations in the province.
PROTESTERS took to the streets in Malaybalay, Bukidnon yesterday to demand justice over the killing of Dao, San Fernando village chief Jimmy Liguyon, a known anti-mining advocate. Bukidnon Vice Gov. Jose Maria Zubiri facilitated a dialogue among members of Liguyon’s family, local government officials as well as representatives from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples [...]
THE provincial government of Zamboanga del Sur has asked the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to seize the operations of illegal small-scale miners in the province.
In a resolution, the Provincial Board has sought the immediate intervention from the MGB, saying that there is an urgent need to stop all illegal mining operations and to [...]
70 percent of biodiversity is needed for a planet to survive and the Philippines, through Palawan, has the richest percentage of biodiversity that can save the whole world
Palawan boasts of having two World Heritage sites: the Tubbataha Reef and the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. It has the most number of protected areas [...]
ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR, Philippines – It is home to thousands of small scale miners due to its rich gold deposits, but Balabag village in the hinterlands of Bayog town here is a disaster in the making.
With local miners crisscrossing underneath the rich-gold mountains, the village hosts more than 100 tunnels for small-scale mining operations [...]
ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR: THE municipality of Bayog in this province has been a mining town since lowlanders relocated to the area in the early 1950s, but authorities have expressed alarm at the pace of environmental degradation, particularly in the mountain of Balabag.
While a large Canadian mining firm operates in the area, the real culprit behind [...]
BAGUIO CITY—President Aquino said on Sunday night that mining activities would most likely be barred in 78 ecotourism sites in the country identified by the Department of Tourism (DOT) to nurture and sustain tourism growth.
Responding to questions about an executive order (EO) on mining in a media interview at the [...]
MANILA, Philippines – Here’s something for the stakeholders in the mining industry to chew on: The collective contribution of Filipino household helps to the country’s economy may have far exceeded that of the entire mining industry in 2011, according to local research group Ibon Foundation Inc.
In 2011 Ibon said Filipino [...]
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Far Southeast Gold Resources Inc. (FSGRI), a subsidiary of Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LCMC), was ordered by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to stop its drilling operations at Barangay Tabio, Madaymen, Mankayan, Benguet.
The NCIP released its decision Tuesday, granting a 20-day temporary restraining order [...]
THE clash of the titans that include the big names in the mining, communications industries and environment watchdogs who tackled the impact of the mining operations in the country, ended with nothing but a lot of hot air, defamations, dishonesty and a public display of rapacious greed.
The pro-mining advocates led [...]