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Philex earmarks P4B for big-ticket projects

Jun 26, 2014 - 8:28 AM

The listed mining company is still waiting for clearance to fully operate the Padcal copper gold mine in Benguet

MINE SPILL. A Philex Mining staff checks the penstock at the tailing pond of the Padcal mine in Benguet. Photo from Philex

Philex says Padcal cleared for full operations by PAB

Jun 18, 2014 - 4:33 PM

The Pollution Adjudication Board lifts the cease and desist order it issued on Philex after the mining company fulfilled its obligations

MINE SPILL. A Philex Mining staff checks the penstock at the tailing pond of the Padcal mine in Benguet. Photo from Philex

Philex pays P189-M fine over 2012 Padcal mine spill

Jun 06, 2014 - 10:57 PM

The penalty has been imposed for the listed company s violation of the Clean Water Act during the period August 2012 to February 2014

MINE SPILL. A Philex Mining staff checks the penstock at the tailing pond of the Padcal mine in Benguet. Photo from Philex

New fine: Philex ordered to pay P92.8-M over pollution issues

Jan 24, 2013 - 10:17 AM

The fine is imposed over violations of the Clean Water Act and is separate from the previous P1 billion the environment department has imposed and Philex needs to settle by February

MINE SPILL. A Philex  Mining staff checks the penstock at the tailing pond of the Padcal mine in Benguet. Photo provided by Philex

It's final: Philex must pay P1-B tailings fine

Jan 15, 2013 - 7:39 PM

The Padcal tailings spill will cost the country s biggest gold and copper producer a total of P2 billion after the government says Philex cannot offset the P1 billion fine against the P1 billion cost to rehabilitate the area

MINE SPILL. A Philex  Mining staff checks the penstock at the tailing pond of the Padcal mine in Benguet. Photo provided by Philex

A look inside the Philex mine

Oct 13, 2012 - 7:50 PM

These images show the cleanup effort and environmental effects on the area surroundings Philex s Padcal mine in Benguet

AGNO RIVER. This photo of the Agno River was taken on October 10, over two months after Philex reported that tailings leaked from their mine in Benguet into a neighboring creek and river. Photo courtesy of Philex.

Philex to construct 2 new tailings ponds in Padcal mine

Sep 24, 2012 - 5:09 PM

Philex is looking at spending over P600 million to build two replacement tailings ponds after one of their existing one was damaged and leaked sediments after a heavy rain