Body for transparency and accountability pushed

Rosalie Abatayo 03/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol plans to create a special body that will “ensure” transparency and accountability in the mining operations within the province. The body will be tasked to “institute policies, programs, and mechanisms ensuring…

Carmen Copper cited for best mining practices

PR 11/28/2019

Toledo City-based mining firm Carmen Copper Corporation bagged the Presidential Mineral Industry and Environment Award (PMIEA) Platinum Achievement and the Most Improved Safety Performance Award in recognition of the company’s outstanding environmental management, safety and health performance…

Carido: MGB permittees exempt from Capitol quarry suspension

Rosalie Abatayo 07/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) has deputized local government units and police and maritime authorities to intensify the implementation of mining laws in Central Visayas. This was made after…

Chinese firm, partners eye mini-refinery, natgas deposits in Alegria

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/31/2019

CEBU CITY — The China International Mining Petroleum Co. Ltd. and its partners are looking into the possibility of putting up a mini-refinery to process the crude oil coming from its oil wells in Alegria town, Cebu.…

Sibulan tunnel collapse: Rescue operations on for three men trapped underground

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 01/03/2019

Rescuers worked well into the night on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 as they raced against time to locate and save three men, who were buried under 27 feet of soil in a suspected illegal mining site in…

MGB-7 lifts suspension of mining activities

Futch Anthony Inso 10/12/2018

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB)-7 has issued an order lifting the suspension of all large-scale quarry and industrial sand and gravel (ISAG) activities in the region. The suspension is lifted in eight large-scale…

House panel OKs bill establishing fiscal regime for mining industry

Inquirer.net 10/08/2018

A House of Representatives committee on Monday approved a bill establishing the fiscal regime for the mining industry. The ways and means panel approved the still unnumbered substitute bill to House Bill Nos. 422 and 7994. Committee…

Cimatu lifts ban in ’90% of quarry sites’

Rosalie Abatayo 10/02/2018

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said the quarrying operations in Naga City cannot be directly blamed for the tragedy, as this has been existing site before a community emerged. “The quarry site is at an isolated area, but…

Some Cebu areas susceptible to landslides host mining operations

Morexette B. Erram 09/22/2018

MGB-7 GEOHAZARD MAP SEVERAL areas in Cebu province that are susceptible to landslides also happened to host mining operations. Data from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7), an attached office of the Department of…

PALMA BACKS HALT IN MINING

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Benjie B. Talisic, Morexette B. Erram 09/22/2018

Amid the devastation and loss of lives from the massive landslide that hit Naga City, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma joined calls to stop quarry and mining operations in many parts in the country. The prelate considered the…

MINING HALTED IN 8 REGIONS

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 09/22/2018

  In the wake of the recent tragedies in Cebu and Benguet that many blamed on quarrying and mining activities, President Rodrigo Duterte last night announced that he would consider suspending mining activities in most parts of…

Dads: Scrutinize Cebu City’s mining permits

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/21/2018

CEBU City councilors are encouraging government agencies and other concerned departments to closely scrutinize mining permits in Cebu City. The councilors, who are allied with Barug Team Rama-PDP Laban, made the call on Friday as a way…

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