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BOC seeks help to reexport trash

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has sought the assistance of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in returning to Canada 50 container vans of garbage, which were misdeclared as scrap plastic for recycling.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DENR, DBP pact to boost tree farming

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje: Promoting tree plantations.  AFP PHOTO/Jay DIRECTO

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has teamed up with the Development Bank of the Philippines to boost the DENR’s National Greening Program through the DBP’s credit facility for tree farm owners.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

New York group cites PH progress in mining management, legislation

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Revenue Watch Institute

A New York-based policy institute has said that the country’s management of its mineral resources has made “meaningful progress” and ranked the Philippines 23rd among 58 nations in its latest resource governance index.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DENR allows Philex to open for 4 months

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday allowed Philex Mining Corp., the country’s biggest copper and gold producer, to resume its mining operations for remediation purposes.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

CA junks environment case vs Subic coal-fired power plant project

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The Court of Appeals has dismissed the writ of kalikasan case slapped against the planned 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant of Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc. (RP Energy), effectively allowing the power firm to finally push through with the $1.28-billion project.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DENR cites 10 ‘green’ companies

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The Mines and Geosciences Bureau says it will bid out 1,400 idle mining areas throughout the Philippines

Multinational firms Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Nestle Philippines, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum and Holcim Philippines led 10 companies that were recognized Thursday as the country’s most earth-friendly in 2012.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Furious over MGB ‘red tape’: Surigao Norte islanders demand extension of firm’s mining permit

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Bundok Mineral Resources employees at work on Masapilid Island in Surigao del Norte.  PHOTO FROM LINDIANRESOURCES.COM.AU

About 1,000 islanders on Monday demonstrated outside the regional office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Surigao City, voicing anger over what they claimed were bureaucratic red tape and anomalies that affect their mining jobs.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Special defects

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The confirmation of Ramon Paje, the boss at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, who has already attained celebrity status because of the several “bypasses” by the bicameral Commission on Appointments, is generating more opposition.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Philex gains more time for P1B fine defense

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The Philex Mining Corp. has obtained a week’s extension to comment on the P1.034-billion penalty imposed by government for the sediment breach at its Padcal mine tailings dam in Benguet province.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philex to contest DENR charges on Padcal tailings breach

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The Philex Mining Corp. said on Wednesday it would challenge the findings used by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in imposing on the company hefty fines for the tailings dam breach at its Padcal mine site in Benguet province.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philex hits back at DENR’s ‘trial by publicity’ on Padcal tailings leak

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Philex Mining Corp. assured the public on Wednesday that it would fully restore its tailings (mine sediments) storage facility before resuming operations.

Posted: September 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Philex Mining’s fines may reach P1B due to successive tailings leak—DENR

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Gold-and-copper producer Philex Mining Corp. could face almost P1 billion in new fines for the sediment spills in its waste facility in Benguet province.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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