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The very ugly face of mining in the Philippines

After looking, staring at the images, what can one say, but that is the very ugly face of mining in the Philippines. So, indeed, you will be looking at the very ugly barren lands left behind or still being raped through surface mining in some parts of the country. This […]

Supreme Court rules tax case in favor of mining firm

Supreme Court rules tax case in favor of mining firm. MANILA, Jan. 25 — A mining corporation received a favorable Supreme Court tax ruling on unpaid claim for refund amounting to over P3 million. The case pertains to the complaint filed by Taganito Mining Corporation against the Bureau of Internal […]

Gold town Aroroy wants to borrow P45-M to finance projects

The town of Aroroy, whose coffers is supposed to be full because of its rich gold and other minerals from mine operation, will secure a loan of P45 million to finance a housing project and acquire heavy equipment. According to Mayor Enrico Capinig, the loan proceeds that will be sourced […]

Rapu-rapu mine left behind jobless and farmless residents

RAPU-RAPU, Albay -– What happens now that the mining operations of a giant multi-national industrial firm in the mineral-depleted barangay of Pagcolbon, on which most villagers were made dependent on for their livelihood for years, have terminated? How about their lands within the 180-hectare site which were turned barren by […]

Catanduanes province soon to be mining-free zone

There is a silver lining on the quest of the people of Catanduanes to eventually stop any possibility of mining activity in the island. The lower house of representatives recently approved a bill declaring the province a mining-free zone. House Bill 670 was passed on final reading as endorsed for […]

Salceda seeks probe on illegal coal mining operations in Rapu-Rapu

LEGAZPI CITY — Barely a month after the occurrence of a deadly explosion in an illegal coal mining operation in Batan ssland in Rapu-Rapu, Governor Joey Sarte Salceda urged the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to conduct an investigation into the reported unabated illegal coal mining operation in the area. The massive illegal […]

Catanduanes, Church, Renews Stand VS Coal Mining

From the glory hole, the provincial government of Catanduanes has retrieved a resolution it used to repel a coal mining in the province four years ago, this time for use against a similar venture that an Australian firm is pressing on. The provincial legislative board recently passed a measure that […]

A Sweeping Look at Mining in the Philippines

The prevailing Philippine mining laws grant the Department of Environment and Natural Resources the sole authority to approve large-scale mining. Neither the provincial or local governments enjoy the same authority. At last, the powers that be in the government showed the true color of their skins.

The Sand and Gravel Mining in Calabanga

Riding a motor bike on a rainy afternoon is a no-no recommendation when the destination is that portion of the national road that traverses the area about barangay Sibobo. Quite a coincidence we were right in the vicinity of the gravel-and-sand mining operation on the mountainous part bordering the area.

Is it Quo Vadis, Mount Isarog?

With all these exploration and mining actions in the Bicol region initiated by the national government which contradicts itself, and at times awarded to foreign companies that solely enjoy the benefits and fruits of the national patrimony, whom do we ask for relief?

A Sperm Whale Dies in Rapu-rapu

The recent discovery of the humongous dead sperm whale is another thorny issue that is being blamed and connected to the current mining operations in the island of Rapu-rapu.

San Miguel Iron Ore Deposit Up for Grabs

With the looming prospect of the San Miguel bay to exploratory mining for iron ore deposit, we surmised the immediate areas that maybe opened. Here we conceptualized that prospective zone of one kilometer from the shore and three kilometers outward. The same area runs in conflict with municipal ordinance that […]

San Miguel Bay Faces Mining Activities

The current environment in the area about San Miguel bay may endure some changes in the very near future with the entry of a new player. Bogo Resources and Mining corporation (BRMC) has been granted by the mines and geosciences bureau (MGB) to explore iron-ore sand in approximately one third of the bay’s offshore area.

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A Sweeping Look at Mining in the Philippines

The prevailing Philippine mining laws grant the Department of Environment and Natural Resources the sole authority to approve large-scale mining. Neither the provincial or local governments enjoy the same authority. At last, the powers that be in the government showed the true color of their skins.

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San Miguel Iron Ore Deposit Up for Grabs

With the looming prospect of the San Miguel bay to exploratory mining for iron ore deposit, we surmised the immediate areas that maybe opened. Here we conceptualized that prospective zone of one kilometer from the shore and three kilometers outward. The same area runs in conflict with municipal ordinance that […]

The Sand and Gravel Mining in Calabanga

Riding a motor bike on a rainy afternoon is a no-no recommendation when the destination is that portion of the national road that traverses the area about barangay Sibobo. Quite a coincidence we were right in the vicinity of the gravel-and-sand mining operation on the mountainous part bordering the area.

The very ugly face of mining in the Philippines

After looking, staring at the images, what can one say, but that is the very ugly face of mining in the Philippines. So, indeed, you will be looking at the very ugly barren lands left behind or still being raped through surface mining in some parts of the country. This […]

A Sperm Whale Dies in Rapu-rapu

The recent discovery of the humongous dead sperm whale is another thorny issue that is being blamed and connected to the current mining operations in the island of Rapu-rapu.

Supreme Court rules tax case in favor of mining firm

Supreme Court rules tax case in favor of mining firm. MANILA, Jan. 25 — A mining corporation received a favorable Supreme Court tax ruling on unpaid claim for refund amounting to over P3 million. The case pertains to the complaint filed by Taganito Mining Corporation against the Bureau of Internal […]

San Miguel Bay Faces Mining Activities

The current environment in the area about San Miguel bay may endure some changes in the very near future with the entry of a new player. Bogo Resources and Mining corporation (BRMC) has been granted by the mines and geosciences bureau (MGB) to explore iron-ore sand in approximately one third of the bay’s offshore area.

Is it Quo Vadis, Mount Isarog?

With all these exploration and mining actions in the Bicol region initiated by the national government which contradicts itself, and at times awarded to foreign companies that solely enjoy the benefits and fruits of the national patrimony, whom do we ask for relief?

Gold town Aroroy wants to borrow P45-M to finance projects

The town of Aroroy, whose coffers is supposed to be full because of its rich gold and other minerals from mine operation, will secure a loan of P45 million to finance a housing project and acquire heavy equipment. According to Mayor Enrico Capinig, the loan proceeds that will be sourced […]

Salceda seeks probe on illegal coal mining operations in Rapu-Rapu

LEGAZPI CITY — Barely a month after the occurrence of a deadly explosion in an illegal coal mining operation in Batan ssland in Rapu-Rapu, Governor Joey Sarte Salceda urged the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to conduct an investigation into the reported unabated illegal coal mining operation in the area. The massive illegal […]

Rapu-rapu mine left behind jobless and farmless residents

RAPU-RAPU, Albay -– What happens now that the mining operations of a giant multi-national industrial firm in the mineral-depleted barangay of Pagcolbon, on which most villagers were made dependent on for their livelihood for years, have terminated? How about their lands within the 180-hectare site which were turned barren by […]

Catanduanes, Church, Renews Stand VS Coal Mining

From the glory hole, the provincial government of Catanduanes has retrieved a resolution it used to repel a coal mining in the province four years ago, this time for use against a similar venture that an Australian firm is pressing on. The provincial legislative board recently passed a measure that […]

Catanduanes province soon to be mining-free zone

There is a silver lining on the quest of the people of Catanduanes to eventually stop any possibility of mining activity in the island. The lower house of representatives recently approved a bill declaring the province a mining-free zone. House Bill 670 was passed on final reading as endorsed for […]

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The Sand and Gravel Mining in Calabanga

Riding a motor bike on a rainy afternoon is a no-no recommendation when the destination is that portion of the national road that traverses the area about barangay Sibobo. Quite a coincidence we were right in the vicinity of the gravel-and-sand mining operation on the mountainous part bordering the area.

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Supreme Court rules tax case in favor of mining firm

Supreme Court rules tax case in favor of mining firm. MANILA, Jan. 25 — A mining corporation received a favorable Supreme Court tax ruling on unpaid claim for refund amounting to over P3 million. The case pertains to the complaint filed by Taganito Mining Corporation against the Bureau of Internal […]

Rapu-rapu mine left behind jobless and farmless residents

RAPU-RAPU, Albay -– What happens now that the mining operations of a giant multi-national industrial firm in the mineral-depleted barangay of Pagcolbon, on which most villagers were made dependent on for their livelihood for years, have terminated? How about their lands within the 180-hectare site which were turned barren by […]

Gold town Aroroy wants to borrow P45-M to finance projects

The town of Aroroy, whose coffers is supposed to be full because of its rich gold and other minerals from mine operation, will secure a loan of P45 million to finance a housing project and acquire heavy equipment. According to Mayor Enrico Capinig, the loan proceeds that will be sourced […]

A Sweeping Look at Mining in the Philippines

The prevailing Philippine mining laws grant the Department of Environment and Natural Resources the sole authority to approve large-scale mining. Neither the provincial or local governments enjoy the same authority. At last, the powers that be in the government showed the true color of their skins.

Is it Quo Vadis, Mount Isarog?

With all these exploration and mining actions in the Bicol region initiated by the national government which contradicts itself, and at times awarded to foreign companies that solely enjoy the benefits and fruits of the national patrimony, whom do we ask for relief?

Catanduanes province soon to be mining-free zone

There is a silver lining on the quest of the people of Catanduanes to eventually stop any possibility of mining activity in the island. The lower house of representatives recently approved a bill declaring the province a mining-free zone. House Bill 670 was passed on final reading as endorsed for […]

San Miguel Iron Ore Deposit Up for Grabs

With the looming prospect of the San Miguel bay to exploratory mining for iron ore deposit, we surmised the immediate areas that maybe opened. Here we conceptualized that prospective zone of one kilometer from the shore and three kilometers outward. The same area runs in conflict with municipal ordinance that […]