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IN PHOTOS: Indigenous groups protest outside mining conference

Sep 06, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Around 300 protesters troop to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila to demand an end to destructive mining practices

Groups of Indigenous People with environment activists hold a lightning rally against the on-going Mining Philippines 2017 Conference of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines at the Sofitel in Pasay City on September 6, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Quarrying in Batangas: 'No huge pit will be left here'

May 01, 2017 - 11:22 AM

The environment department s latest policy banning prospective open pit mines in the country has put the spotlight on quarrying which was excluded in the ban

QUARRY SITE SOON. Heavy equipment at the quarry site owned by Torreverde Corporation in Batangas. Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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Mar 14, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Chamber of Mines files graft complaint vs Gina Lopez

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines takes its battle with Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to the Ombudsman

COMPLAINT-AFFIDAVIT. Chamber of Mines Chairman Artemio Disini (left) and COMP Vice President Atty. Ronnie Recidoro files gross negligence against DENR Sec. Gina Lopez at the office of Ombudsman on Tuesday, March 13, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Chamber of Mines: Lopez 'unfit, unqualified' to be DENR secretary

Mar 09, 2017 - 2:00 PM

If Ms Lopez does not or cannot implement the law particularly on the issuance monitoring and regulation of MPSAs she should not be confirmed as DENR Secretary COMP tells the Commission on Appointments

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez prepares for her confirmation hearing on March 9, 2016. Photo from Senate PRIB

Mining group thanks Duterte for 'due process' on mine closures

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Around 23 mining companies face closure following an audit of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Mining firms use FOI, ask DENR for specific audit findings

Feb 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines is seeking complete details of the audit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources so companies can defend themselves

TAKING ACTION. Heads of the mining industry detail the economic fallout that would result in the closure or suspension of 28 mining firms as well as the legal avenues available to them following a meeting held by the Chamber of Mines in the Philippines (COMP) held on February 7 in PAsig. (from left: COMP chairman Artemio Disini, former DENR director Mines and Geosciences Horace Ramos and President of the Philippine Nickel Industry Association Carlo Pimentel. Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler

Gov't to spend P8B for workers displaced by mining closures

Feb 08, 2017 - 5:18 PM

But Senator Joel Villanueva hits the government for being unprepared for the effects of mining closures on workers

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

After DENR's mining audit, what happens now?

Feb 07, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is proposing an area development approach that will help take care of resources in mining areas

Finance chief, miners: mining clampdown to lead to joblessness

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:05 PM

UPDATED Aside from spooking the financial market Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the closure of 23 mines will result in joblessness affecting the livelihood of over 1 2 million people

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. The Philippines' finance minister and local miners are worried about the million of workers to be affected in the DENR's long list of mining closures. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Confusion over the mining list: How did DENR decide on closure?

Feb 03, 2017 - 6:14 PM

This is what Duterte likes he doesn t like it when papers go really slow and MGB has been really really slow I m not happy with them at all says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

FOR CLOSURE. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez announces the closure of mining operations of 23 mining firms. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Philippines driving up nickel prices – industry group

Jul 22, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Chamber of Mines of the Philippines official Ronald Recidoro: The price movement now is only because of the minister s pronouncements It threatens the future of a lot of mining projects already in the pipeline

Concerned citizens protest HMC activities in Manicani Island. Rappler File photo by Jazmin Bonifacio

What businessmen want to hear from Aquino's final SONA

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Business leaders weigh in on what they consider the biggest success and failure of the Aquino administration with less than a year to go before a new leadership steps in

SPELL OUT PLANS. Businessmen would rather hear President Benigno Aquino III’s future plans during his last SONA rather than his achievements. Illustration from Shutterstock

PH mining transparency report to be released in December

Sep 04, 2014 - 1:59 PM

The report will disclose mining contracts revenue streams and export data of major mining companies and show how much mining contributed to the Philippine economy

Miners to Palace: Proposed tax scheme to weigh on investments

Jul 07, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines says government council s tax proposal is unfair and less competitive

MINING REFORM. Photo shows a visualization of the Tampakan mining site by Parsons Brinckerhoff for Swiss miner Xstrata

Miners want single tax regime

Sep 11, 2013 - 5:23 PM

Large mining firms want the current tax system to be streamlined into a single rate progressive and equitable structure that is easy to implement

$12-B mining projects on hold amid revenue-sharing issues

Sep 10, 2013 - 11:16 PM

The Chamber of Mines says the government will miss its 16 B mining investment target by 2016 due to unclear tax policy

Should mining taxes be raised?

Sep 10, 2013 - 10:14 PM

The 2013 Mining Conference opens today highlighting a key issue: whether or not taxes that mining companies pay should be raised

Mining chamber to argue revenue-sharing issue in SC

Jun 27, 2013 - 7:13 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines wants the Supreme Court to nullify a petition challenging the constitutionality of the revenue sharing provisions of the Mining Act

STOP THE PETITION. The mining chamber wants the Supreme Court to nullify the petition of a group questioning the constitutionality of the Mining Act. File photo from Newsbreak

Aquino govt 'lacks appreciation' for mining

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Despite the issues surrounding mining in the country the industry players believe they can do more to tell the public the economic benefits of this extractive industry

SETTLEMENT. Miner OceanaGold reluctantly paid taxes so it could proceed with the shipment of ores from this Didipio mine where open pit operations started last December 2012. Photo from media website of OceanaGold

Mining EO lauded

Jul 10, 2012 - 1:50 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines welcomes the Aquino administration s new mining policy saying it helps address investor concerns