By Conrado R. Banal III
This particularly immaculate ecotourism zone, the Caramoan peninsula in Camarines Sur in Bicol, with its magnificent islands just off the coast, has one feature no other sites can claim: It boasts of unbridled destruction from small-scale mining and quarrying activities. In the past 10 years or so, Caramoan rose to international fame when its [...]
By Christine O. Avendaño
The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the disqualification of three mining firms from exploration and extraction activities in the country because they were not Filipino corporations.
By Kimberlie Quitasol
The Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB) had lifted its cease-and-desist order on Philex Mining Corp.’s Padcal mine in Benguet province, almost two years after Philex suffered a spill in its mine tailings dam, an official of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said on Thursday.
By the staff
In any industry, the word of the government regulator is the law. And when the law is laid down, industry players usually fall over themselves in a rush to comply with the new mandate.
By Daxim L. Lucas
A pro-business think tank involved in environmental issues on Tuesday called for revisions to the law governing small-scale mining, saying that better regulation would help the industry develop.