MPSA - updates

Rappler's latest stories on MPSA


Mining firm files administrative, criminal complaints vs Palawan town mayor

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:35 PM

'All cases filed by INC are SLAPP suits intended to harass me in my pursuit to protect the environment and enforce environmental laws,' says Brooke's Point Mayor Jean Feliciano in response to the complaints filed by Ipilan Nickel Corporation

Mining firms say dispute with DENR could cost $16B

Mar 14, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The Chamber of Mines warns of the cost of arbitration with foreign firms

Lopez denies her family operates open-pit mine in watershed

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Carlo Arcilla who opposes Lopez s confirmation as environment secretary claims First Balfour is doing open pit mining in a watershed in Lobo Batangas

NO MINING IN WATERSHEDS. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez listens intently during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments on March 8. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

CA quizzes Lopez on definition of watersheds

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:10 PM

They re not all proclaimed watersheds I will agree but a watershed is a watershed is a watershed Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says about the cancellation of 75 mineral production sharing agreements in watersheds

FIRST HEARING. Senator Manny€ Pacquiao, chair of the Commission on Appointments' (CA) committee on environment and natural resources, shares a light conversation with CA vice chair and San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (middle) during a hearing on Wednesday, March 8. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

3-month long review of suspended mines starts March 6

Mar 03, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez who co chairs the Mining Industry Coordinating Council says they will review audit reports or checklists prepared and developed by the DENR

DOF: Mining closures to cost LGUs over P821M in revenue losses

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says 3 of the 17 affected areas would lose revenues representing more than 50 of their current operating income

PCCI: Investors may dump PH over cancelled mining agreements

Feb 15, 2017 - 11:16 PM

How can a company risk stockholders money in projects if the investment rules are unclear and uncertain? says the president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz Lopez, in a press briefing in Malacañang on February 9, 2017, said their agency is gearing towards the establishment of ‘E3 zone’ or the ecological, economical and educational programs in areas where mining firms will be closed. Malacañang Photo

DENR orders cancellation of 75 MPSAs in watersheds

Feb 14, 2017 - 1:21 PM

UPDATED Environment Secretary Gina Lopez calls the decision the DENR s gift of love to the people on Valentine s Day

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

SC tackles Mining Act again

Apr 16, 2013 - 7:53 AM

The petitoners say some of its provisions are unconstitutional because they allow inequitable sharing of wealth

MINING, AGAIN. The SC would tackle questions on the constitutionality of the Mining Law once more.Photo from media website of OceanaGold

Ban on new mining permits ends

Mar 15, 2013 - 4:36 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau MGB will start accepting applications for mining permits excluding MPSAs beginning on March 18

Gold miner wants to extend exploration in Masapelid

Dec 31, 2012 - 3:53 PM

The company s MPSA is now on its 21st year but no ore has been discovered by the firm yet

Gov't to expand limestone quarry areas

Dec 30, 2012 - 7:35 PM

The government reviews the applications of cement companies for the expansion of limestone quarry areas

DENR suspends mining rules

Sep 28, 2012 - 4:19 PM

DENR suspends the mining policy s implementing rules and regulations to include amendments

Xstrata unit: Raising mining taxes will make PH less competitive

Jun 04, 2012 - 10:50 PM

Sagittarius Mines the local partner of Xstrata for the Tampakan copper gold project hopes government will make up its mind soon about new taxes on mining

Gov't wants more from mining

Mar 08, 2012 - 8:34 AM

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima wants the government to get a bigger share of profits from mining operations in the country