The Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) has reached out to the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines and other foreign chambers as it hopes to work out the issue raised by the local and foreign business community over the proposed mining revenue-sharing scheme. Mines and Geosciences Bureau director Leo L. Jasareno however admitted that there would be [...]
By Ronnel W. Domingo
The value of metallic minerals produced by Philippine mines jumped by 17 percent year-on-year to about P22 billion in the first quarter, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau.
By Riza T. Olchondra
Philippine mining investments grew faster than expected in 2013 despite the absence of new commitments as investors continued spending for existing ones.
By Doris C. Dumlao
Nickel mining firm Marcventures Holdings Inc. has protested a mining suspension order issued by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in the Carrascal portion of its contract area in Surigao del Sur, claiming that the government agency had acted “arbitrarily and without legal basis.”
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
When the Spanish first landed on the islands of what was to become the Philippines, they were awed by the prevalence of gold ornaments among its inhabitants. Spanish explorers described in their journals the bountiful jewelry they saw, as well as the skill of the natives in intricate metal work.