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Gina Lopez to MGB chief: Don’t allow irresponsible mining or ‘I’ll shoot you’

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‘NO COMMENT.’ Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Mario Luis Jacinto talks to reporters on May 10, 2017. Screenshot by Rappler

Mines and Geosciences Bureau chief Mario Luis Jacinto says they will ‘definitely stick to the implementation of the applicable laws, rules, and regulations’ on mining

MANILA, Philippines (May 11, 2017) — Former environment secretary Gina Lopez has one last message for Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Director Mario Luis Jacinto. Continue reading Gina Lopez to MGB chief: Don’t allow irresponsible mining or ‘I’ll shoot you’

3-month long review of suspended mines starts March 6

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BALANCING ACT.The country’s economic managers are worried about the million of workers to be affected by the mining closures and the loss of foreign investment while the DENR fears long the long-term damage to the environment. File Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, who co-chairs the Mining Industry Coordinating Council, says they will review audit reports or checklists prepared and developed by the DENR

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — The review of the 28 mines facing closure or suspension will kick off on Monday, March 6, according to the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC). Continue reading 3-month long review of suspended mines starts March 6

Gov’t mulls Indonesian-style export ban on unprocessed minerals – DENR

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FACING UNCERTAINTY. Could the exportof Philippine raw mineral ore such as nickel and copper be banned?

‘In the long term that will help our economy because that will increase the value add of the products,’ says Environment Undersecretary Maria Paz Luna

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — The government is considering an Indonesian-style ban on exports of unprocessed minerals. This is part of efforts to breathe life into the country’s dormant iron and steel industry, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Continue reading Gov’t mulls Indonesian-style export ban on unprocessed minerals – DENR