Executive Order 79 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Executive Order 79


MGB proposes lifting of ban on open-pit mining

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Wilfredo Moncano says they are consulting with the Mining Industry Coordinating Council regarding the proposal

DENR closure orders 'starting point' of MICC review

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna clarifies that the Mining Industry Coordinating Council s review is never a review of DENR s decisions

MEETING. Members of the Mining Industry Coordinating Council hold a closed-door meeting on March 28, 2017. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Dominguez: There was 'failure' of due process in mining audit

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III explains the Mining Industry Coordinating Council review to members of the Commission on Appointments

GOOD BALANCE. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says Cabinet members should strive to work as a team. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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

Mining ‘can’t go forward’ without reform law

Feb 27, 2013 - 10:09 AM

The conditions laid down by the Aquino administration in its policy on mining keeps the industry at a standstill

Mining still important for PH economic growth - economist

Feb 01, 2013 - 2:59 PM

Global strategist Nouriel Roubini echoes the Philippine government official s stand that structural reforms which will address environmental and revenue sharing schemes are key to mining sector s potential as leg of growth

THE LIST. Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini addresses an SRO crowd of investors, bankers, corporate chiefs on Wednesday, January 30. Photo by Lala Rimando

Govt eyes to finish draft mining bill 'before May polls'

Jan 02, 2013 - 3:07 PM

The inter agency group tasked to work on a proposed law to increase the government s share in mining industry revenues hopes to have the draft ready before the May elections

Aquino gov't pushes for incentive bill's passage before 2013 polls

Dec 09, 2012 - 12:28 PM

The Department of Finance DOF is in a race against time to help pass the fiscal incentives measure and the legislation of the mining revenue sharing scheme in 2013

Mining investment forecasts down markedly due to EO 79

Nov 22, 2012 - 5:45 PM

For 2012 alone investments are seen at only 509 24 million against the original estimate of 2 billion

Paje signs 'final' mining rules

Oct 09, 2012 - 12:35 PM

The revised rules are final and will take effect 15 days from publication

Aquino approves revised mining IRR - Palace

Oct 04, 2012 - 8:24 PM

President Benigno Aquino III has approved the final version of the mining rules which retained the cut in mining contracts maximum term from the current 50 years to 25 a provision the industry had described as patently illegal

Gov't open to review of mining rules, engage industry players

Sep 20, 2012 - 6:23 PM

The Aquino administration is willing to review mining provisions that are angering mining companies

Xstrata mine project may go to court: South Cotabato gov

Jul 14, 2012 - 3:26 PM

Mines and Geosciences Board Leo Jasareno is however optimistic that legal action can be avoided and that South Cotabato officials can be persuaded to lift the ban

Dutertes: Davao mining ban stays despite Aquino EO

Jul 14, 2012 - 1:53 PM

The Duterte family is one of the well known allies of Aquino

Details in Mining EO need to be sorted out soon

Jul 13, 2012 - 2:59 PM

But there’s no saying how long it will take Congress to pass a new law

Despite mining EO, Tampakan still in limbo

Jul 11, 2012 - 2:02 PM

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje says the open pit mining ban over Tampakan can only be decided by the courts

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

Catholic Bishops push for alternative mining

Jul 09, 2012 - 6:39 PM

72 of 98 members of Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines call on legislators to pass alternative mining bill

Mining E.O. pits gov't vs local execs

Jul 09, 2012 - 5:22 PM

Critics of the new mining E O say it puts the national government in direct conflict with local government units