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DENR gives controversial mine firms conditional ECC

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday issued a conditional environmental compliance certificate to the $5.9 billion Tampakan copper-gold project of Sagittarius Mining Inc. (SMI) in Southern Mindanao.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philex slapped with new fine

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Gold and copper producer Philex Mining Corp. has again been slapped with a fine by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), this time for the pollution inflicted on two bodies of water by the tailings spill at its Padcal mine in Benguet.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philex appeal vs fine rejected

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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday denied with finality the appeal of Philex Mining Corp. in connection with the P1.034-billion fine slapped on the company for the tailing leak at its mining site in Benguet following days of incessant rains.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Not all firms on DENR list environment-friendly, say green groups

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Three major green groups have taken exception to a list of companies recognized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for their earth-friendly practices in 2012, citing the “dirty and destructive nature” of some of the companies.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philex faces more penalties

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Aside from being penalized for the tailings discharged from its Padcal mine site in Benguet province, Philex Mining Corp. will be liable to pay other fines for violations of the Clean Water Act and the company’s own Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC), the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said.

Posted: September 28th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philex ordered to pay P1-B fine for Padcal tailings breach

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Philex Mining Corp., the country’s biggest gold producer, has been slapped with a P1-billion fine for the leaks from its tailings pond in Benguet province, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Wednesday.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

No DENR order yet on fine, says Philex Mining exec

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Philex Mining Corporation has not yet received any formal document from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ordering them to pay a fine because of a leakage in their mining facility in Benguet.

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DENR says Philex faces P325M in fines

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Philex Mining Corp. will be required to pay at least P325 million in penalties for the accidental tailings discharge from its Padcal mine site in Benguet province, according to Environment Secretary Ramon Paje.

Posted: August 16th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DENR ends talks on new mining policy, says questions can be raised with President

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has closed the door on the consultations on the new mining policy being drafted, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said, noting that those wanting to appeal some provisions should bring their case to President Aquino.

Posted: February 28th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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